Post-Award Grant Coordinator

University of York
April 07, 2024
Offerd Salary:£36,024 - £44,263
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Post-Award Grant Coordinator


Faculty of Social Sciences


£36,024 - £44,263 per year


Grade 6

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University of York campus (with some remote working options available)

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  • Role Description Department

    Following a major review of the University's research support services, a new, integrated structure has been established that creates a single, interconnected institution-wide community of practice, delivering operational research services through a line management structure that links back to the RIKE directorate. The new structure is built around three faculty-facing teams that provide end-to-end operational support for externally-funded research, throughout the project lifecycle.

    The support provided by the end-to-end support team covers the following three areas of activity:

  • Pre-Award (working with academics to create budgets, handling internal approvals processes and project management of submission process)

  • Post-Award (accepting awards, setting up budgets and managing finances throughout lifecycle of grant)

  • Environment (supporting strategic thinking around funding, helping academics to engage with new opportunities, and supporting the creation of a strong departmental research environment)

  • We are recruiting 1 full-time role within the Social Sciences faculty.


    As part of a faculty team, apply expert knowledge of funder and university requirements to provide a proactive service to assist academic staff with their grants. Undertake post-award management of a complex portfolio of research and research-related grants including grant set up and closure, preparation of financial claims and statements etc. The postholder will provide advice and support for more junior team members to resolve issues and provide oversight to ensure work is in line with standard process. Working flexibly to provide support and cover for team members where required.

    Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
  • Knowledge of higher education research, including the funding landscape

  • Excellent numeracy skills, competent working with complex project budgets, demonstrating accuracy and attention to detail

  • Able to effectively organise and prioritise work and follow procedures in order to produce work to a high standard to required deadlines

  • Proactive approach to solving complex problems, including resolving issues escalated from the team

  • Knowledge of the requirements of major sponsors of research activity

  • Experience of supporting and mentoring junior staff

  • (Please see the person specification for full details)

    Interview date: To be confirmed

    For informal enquiries: please contact Sasha Oakden at [email protected]

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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