Head of Research Support and Facilitation

University of Oxford
June 06, 2024
Offerd Salary:£45,585 – £54,395
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Head of Research Support and Facilitation

School of Geography and the Environment, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QY

An excellent opportunity has risen at the School of Geography and Environment (SoGE) as we are in search of a Head of Research Support and Facilitation.

The Head of Research Support and Facilitation is a key post and is responsible for delivering a high-quality service across the school's research support and facilitation operations. The post-holder will have demonstrable experience of research administration and of managing and developing a team. The post holder will be adaptable and able to shape the role and the research support team as required in response to changes in the school's research portfolio, strategy and the funding environment. They will represent the school's within both the Social Science division and the wider University acting as liaison between the Department the University.

The post holder is supported by the Research support and facilitation team and is responsible for overseeing all of SoGE's research funding applications (including those routed through the school's hosted research centers) through the proposal stage as well as liaising with the University's Research Services Contracts team and departmental Finance team for the set-up of awards.

Advising and working closely with the Director of Research, the post-holder will be expected to be involved in the continued development of the research strategy and identifying new funding opportunities in furtherance of the school's mission. They will develop and implement policies and to oversee support for audits and reviews, including the Research Excellence Framework (REF) for which they will be the primary professional services lead.

The post holder is Secretary to the School's Research Committee, the Departmental Research and Ethics Committee (DREC), the departmental Engagement and Impact Group (EIG) and the REF Working Group. They will oversee and manage two internal research funds; the annual Research Environment Culture Fund and the termly travel grants.

The post-holder will work closely with the Head of School, Head of Administration and Finance and Director of Research and provide reports to the School's Research Committee and REF Working Group on a regular basis. The post-holder will represent SoGE at divisional level for CUREC, Open Access and some aspects of REF.

To be successful you will, need to be educated to a degree level (or equivalent experience) and have experience of research administration within a higher education setting, and knowledge of the higher education research funding landscape including challenges faced by institutions and individual researchers.

Enquiries may be directed to the [email protected] . The closing date for applications is midday on Thursday 6th June 2024 and interviews will be held on Tuesday 18th June 2024

Applications for this vacancy should be made online and you will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your application, explaining how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for this post.

Contact Person : HR Officer Vacancy ID : 172164 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 06-Jun-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 8 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : Grade 8: £45,585 – £54,395 p.a. with a discretionary range to £59,421

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