Strategic Bidding Officer
University of Northampton
Boughton Green Road, Northampton, NN2 7AL
22h ago

Strategic Bidding Officer

Job Type Full Time Permanent Salary £34,189 - £38,460 per annum Location Waterside Campus Closing Date 25-09-2019 Ref No UN3227 Documents

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    The Strategic Bidding Officer role is responsible for providing a high-quality bid writing service across the University, producing bids for research and enterprise projects on time and to a standard that will generate funding, in order to improve the success rate and value of projects for which the University bids.

    The post forms part of the Research and Innovation Funding support team and as such the post holder will contribute to a programme of staff training and assist in the development of resources to support staff with applying for funding.

    This post is also responsible for pro-actively seeking new funding opportunities, and communicating them effectively and appropriately across the University.

    About You

    Demonstrating the ability to work under pressure and to manage multiple ongoing activities effectively, you will be able to assimilate and present complex written and numerical information to a diverse range of audiences.

    A pro-active, customer focused individual with excellent current knowledge of the local, national and international funding landscape, and the ability to develop and grow this knowledge rapidly as it relates to The University of Northampton and its priorities.

    Able to evidence a track record of writing persuasive bids, commercial tenders and / or funding applications, and co-ordinating input from other parties both within your organisation and outside, which have resulted in significant project and / or research income.

    This may have been within the Higher Education, charitable or commercial sectors.


    Essential : Honors degree, Evidence of continuing professional development

    Desirable : Relevant vocational / professional qualification and / or membership of a relevant professional body, MRes,PhD or equivalent


    The Research and Innovation Funding Support team works across the University to support generation of income from research and innovation funding organisations such as UKRI, as well as commercial tenders and consultancy income from private, charitable and public sectors.

    We do this through horizon scanning, partnership and network development, funder liaison and staff training, assistance with the development of ideas into projects, right through to bid writing, contract support and supporting successful staff in managing their projects post award.

    We also ensure all bids go through the correct sign-off processes and provide clear reports summarising bidding activities.

    About Us

    The University of Northampton’s focus on a personalised learning experience for our students was recently cited by HEFCE as a reason for our Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017.

    To augment this approach further we have adopted an Active Blended Learning’ (ABL) approach which places greater emphasis on student-

    centred activities that support the development of subject knowledge, understanding, independent learning and digital fluency.

    Successful candidates for academic posts at the University of Northampton will be expected to adopt ABL as standard in their teaching practice.

    This is an exciting time to join our University following our relocation in September 2018 to a new purpose-built, town-

    centre campus designed to adapt to 21st century teaching and the ABL model. We are looking to recruit individuals who share our passion for innovation, creativity and social impact and who will play a key role as we realise our ambition of transforming lives for the better and inspiring positive change.

    The University of Northampton is one of only two Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses in the UK, and in 2017 was awarded the Social Enterprise Gold Mark, an independent guarantee that we have proven to our employees, students and stakeholders that we are committed to continuous improvement across our business in order to consistently deliver a positive impact on people and planet.

    Right To Work

    All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview. Due to the requirements laid out by UK Visas and Immigration regarding Right to Work in the UK, the University can only accept applications from individuals who currently have a status allowing them to work in the UK for this position.

    Due to this criteria we regret that we are unable to offer sponsorship at this time.


    The University of Northampton as an employer strives to achieve diversity among its staff which reflects the communities it serves.

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