Research Development Officer: Funding & Programmes
Cardiff University
Cardiff, UK
13d ago

Cardiff Business School

Managerial, Professional and Specialist Staff MPSS


Cardiff Business School Research Development Officer : Funding & Programmes Date advert posted : Monday, 13 May 2019Closing date : Thursday, 30 May 2019Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment.

We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.

In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

Cardiff Business School is particularly looking to recruit from under-represented groups within the School.

Job Description

Duties and ResponsibilitiesKey Duties

  • Support Cardiff Business School within its Research Services team, leading the enhancement and delivery of services and projects within the area of research development.
  • Provide expert support for external research applications, working directly with individual academics and research teams within the requirements of each funding opportunity.
  • Ensure external funding applications are appropriate to the requirements of the source of funding and meet the expectations of College and University funding ambitions.
  • Ensure an appropriate peer review process for external grants is followed for the approximately 50 submissions per annum, in order to improve the number and quality of applications to external funding bodies.
  • Manage the internal School funding programmes and Research Leave scheme, providing support at application, assessment and budget allocation stages and with post-
  • award reporting and evaluation.

  • Working with the Deputy School Manager, log WAM hours as agreed by the School and ensure information is accurate and available for workload planning activities.
  • Develop and provide a post-award service to grant holders including support for budgets oversight, delivery of events and servicing meetings across the full programme of externally funded projects.
  • Establish working relationships with academics to ensure familiarity with their individual priorities and interests, in order to be able to source and share research funding information for colleagues across the School.
  • Liaise with central research support teams and college development support to coordinate support delivery.
  • Liaise with other research active groups throughout the University, e.g. University Research Institutes, to ensure School oversight of research activities of wider CARBS academic staff.
  • Develop and deliver research support training sessions for academic sections and research groups.
  • Line management of administrative staff.
  • Oversee core administrative processes, provide secretariat to key research related committees and sub-committees, and support the development of management information reports.
  • Lead on School development projects as required by Management Board and Operational Management Team.
  • Deputise for Research Services Manager when required.
  • Duties and Responsibilities Key Duties

    Person Specification

    Essential CriteriaQualifications and Education1. Degree / NVQ 4 or equivalent Professional membership / experience.Knowledge, Skills and Experience2.

    Substantial experience of working in a research administration role.3. Able to demonstrate professional knowledge of preparing research funding bids and development activities.

    4. Able to give high quality advice and guidance to internal and external service users.5. Able to set up standard office systems and procedures and proactively suggest, implement and evaluate continuous improvements as appropriate.

    Customer Service, Communication and Team Working6. Ability to communicate conceptually detailed and complex information effectively and professionally with a wide range of people.

    7. Evidence of ability to explore the needs of service users and to adapt the service accordingly to ensure a quality service is delivered.

  • Planning, Analysis and Problem solving8. Evidence of ability to solve expansive problems using initiative and creativity;
  • identifying and proposing practical solutions and resolving problems with range of potential outcomes.9. Evidence of ability to work unsupervised to deadlines, planning and setting priorities for own work and that of others and monitoring progress.

    Other10. Fluency in Welsh, written or oral, or a commitment to learn.Desirable Criteria11. Postgraduate / Professional qualification in a relevant discipline.

    12. Experience of working in a Higher Education environment13. Evidence of demonstrable knowledge of key advances in academic research and wider policy as it relates to Business Schools, as well as the major sponsors of research in Business Schools and UK academia.

    Essential Criteria

    Qualifications and Education

    Knowledge, Skills and Experience

    Customer Service, Communication and Team Working

    Planning, Analysis and Problem solving

    Additional Information

    A Supporting Statement or Cover Letter must be completed before you begin making your application on line as you will be required to upload it.

    The title you give your documents should include your name and the post reference number (four-digit number ending "BR").

    Candidates should evidence how they meet all the essential criteria as well as, where relevant, the desirable. If candidates do not provide written evidence, in separate supporting document(s), of how they meet all of our essential criteria their application will not be progressed.

    Management & Executive

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