Research Support Officer

University of Leeds
May 29, 2023
Offerd Salary:£25,285 - £28,929
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Research Support Officer

Salary: Grade 5 (£25,285 - £28,929 p.a.)

Interviews scheduled week commencing 5th June

We will consider job share and flexible working arrangements.

Are you hard working with an eye for detail? Do you have financial administrative experience working in a busy office environment in a research support role? Do you want to join a team that is committed to supporting the strategic objectives and research culture of the Faculty of Social Sciences?

The University of Leeds is one of the top 135 universities in the world. We have a truly global community, with more than 39,000 students from 170 different countries and over 9,000 staff of 100 different nationalities. Established in 1904, we have a strong tradition of academic excellence, reflected in first-class student education, along with world-leading research that has a real impact around the globe.

We are looking for a professional and proactive individual who will provide high quality, customer-focussed research support from within the Faculty Research Office (FRO). You will work closely with the Research Support Administrators to support costings and applications for research funding, and to assist with the smooth running of awarded research projects. You will also support the FRO in the maintenance of databases and the management of administrative and financial functions. You will have the opportunity to make a valuable and significant contribution to the FRO team and the Faculty.

With administrative experience in a busy, customer-focussed environment, preferably in a Higher Education (HE) research context, you will have excellent organisational skills and experience of financial systems and procedures. An ability to work to deadlines and an understanding of prioritising tasks is essential, as is experience of working with costings and budgets.

This vacancy is within the Finance Service but it is based in the Faculty of Social Sciences. However, should the business need arise, and after full consultation with you, you may be deployed elsewhere within Finance Service.

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus 16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – that's 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme options plus life assurance.
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.
  • And much more!

    To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

    Denise Nicholas, Faculty Senior Research Administrator

    Email: [email protected]

    Location: Leeds - Main Campus

    Faculty/Service: Professional Services School/Institute: Finance (inc Payroll) Category: Administrative and Clerical Support Grade: Grade 5 Salary: £25,285 to £28,929 per annum Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Ongoing Release Date: Friday 12 May 2023 Closing Date: Monday 29 May 2023 Reference: CSFIN1259

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