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Research Funding Officer

Research Funding Development

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £32,348 to £39,745 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Thursday 15 December 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2044722TW-R

The University of Southampton is a research-intensive University, with annual research income in excess of £120 million.  Research and Innovation Services (RIS) are recruiting a Research Funding Officer in the Research Funding Development team to support that success and to provide academic and research colleagues, expert advice and assistance in research funding (UK/international) and bid support.

The role

We’re looking for Research Funding Officer to work alongside our Schools and academics in this key position. Of graduate calibre and a proven track-record of making things happen, you’ll advise and guide researchers (especially those new to securing external research funding) on the UK research funding landscape, schemes and application process with the view to develop high-quality proposals. Astute and highly motivated, you will call on your project management experience and knowledge of research funding to support Schools in maintaining their track-record in securing research funding. 

About you

Prospective candidates will have excellent organisational and communication skills, relevant project management experience, and the ability to work confidently and assertively with academic, professional services colleagues and funders, using negotiating and influencing skills to achieve successful outcomes.  An understanding of the research lifecycle and funding landscape are important for this role.  Training and coaching will support the technical aspects of this role.

Working here

As a university, we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and we are active in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work.

We welcome applications from candidates who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+; and people with disabilities. Committed to supporting our staff and students, we are open to a flexible working approach. We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly and those who have taken a career break.  We have adopted a hybrid-working model across the university combining working from home with regular time on campus.

As well as additional benefits, such as a generous holiday allowance of 30 days annual leave, plus a further 6 university closure days and 8 UK bank holidays.  We will support your long-term future with access to a pension scheme, subsidised health and fitness facilities and a range of discounts. We are committed to supporting our staff and students, and are open to flexible working approaches; giving consideration to part time applications. 

Application Procedure 

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Hannah Fraser, Research Funding Manager, email: H.Fraser@soton.ac.uk) 

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Sian Gale (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk . Please quote reference 2044722TW-R on all correspondence. 

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We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value the diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity. 

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.


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