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LAMMA 2019

LAMMA 2019

Head of Research Grant Development

From £46,232 to £51,580 per annum

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Overview Of Role

Are you a highly organised individual who prides themselves on supporting others in winning successful bids from research funders and philanthropic funding sources?

Rothamsted Research is the world’s longest running agricultural research institute, globally recognised for excellent science and lasting benefits to agriculture and farming practices over 175 years. Our founders were among the scientific innovators of modern agriculture. Examples of major impacts arising from our research include organo-phosphate fertilisers, pyrethroid insecticides and experimental statistics (Fischer’s statistical tests).

We are seeking a Head of Research Grant Development. The post holder will be responsible for leading and managing the provision of a proactive and comprehensive support service for the planning, development and delivery of the institute’s externally funded research activities.

The main duties of this role include:

  • Leading and managing the institute’s grant development team to ensure support and resources are available to staff submitting applications for research and innovation funding.
  • Proactively encouraging submissions and raising awareness of opportunities.
  • Promoting quality, efficiency, consistency and transparency across all aspects of the grant development and submission processes.
  • Providing strategic and practical expert advice to research leaders.
  • Coordinating, planning and organising large strategic submissions and major bids.
  • Providing specialist advise to research staff regarding strategic initiatives for funding and the operational terms associated with a wide range of domestic and international donors.
  • Contributing to the delivery of a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system for the institute and implement and monitor processes to ensure the ERP is used effectively by research staff.
  • Horizon scanning, promoting and targeting funding opportunities.
  • Monitoring research development activities and meeting with senior management to discuss objectives and provide briefings/ progress reports.
  • Providing general support for the preparation of other evaluation or assurance exercises.
  • Liaising with key contacts in partner organisations, government bodies and funding agencies, staying up-to-date with emerging trends in the research funding landscape.

You will have prior experience of all procedures relating to submission for external grant funding and be experienced in providing strategic and practical expert advice to research leaders. You will be highly proficient in organisational and management skills and will enjoy both leading a team and supporting others in delivering successful outcomes. You will also have experience of hands-on support, where needed, as well as taking responsibility for co-ordinating multiple activities being undertaken by others. You will be based at the main campus in Harpenden but will also support scientists at our North Wyke site in Devon.Prior experience of national and international research funding opportunities relating to food and agriculture is essential.

This is a full-time, 3 year fixed-term appointment with a salary in the range of £46,232 - £51,580 per annum.

Closing Date: 28 Sep 2018

Interviews will be held 17th October 2018.

About The Company

Established in 1843, Rothamsted Research is one of the UK's leading Research Institutes delivering world class agricultural science. Our commitment to learning and development, equality and diversity as well as creating a positive work life balance, enable a welcoming environment for all prospective employees. We have an attractive benefits package including 25 days annual leave, a generous pension scheme and an attractive campus offering cultural and recreational activities.


This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/83159367

Rothamsted Research
SectorAdministration
Job TypePerm
RecruiterThird Party Employer
Job ID70052

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