Salary £58,085 per annum (Incl. LWA)
Department/School Student and Academic Services
Location Central London
This post is full time and permanent, working 35 hours per week.
The University of Westminster has a long and distinctive history. Founded 185 years ago as London's first polytechnic institution, it has become known for the many ways in which it helps students to realise their full potential, regardless of background. Westminster's founding values are to be responsible, progressive and compassionate, with a spirit that reflects the University's global reach and location at the heart of a world city which is home to diverse communities.
We achieved excellent outcomes in 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF), being recognised as a leading institution for the impact of our research, with several of our subjects amongst the very best in the UK for the evidenced difference they make to society. We are now looking to grow our research and knowledge exchange portfolio and to support this growth we are investing in talented professional research management staff, committed to making a positive difference globally.
The Senior Research Development and Awards Manager is a key contact in the Research and Knowledge Exchange Office and will play a strategic role in delivering our commitments for research and knowledge exchange external grant capture as outlined in our Research and Knowledge Exchange Strategy Making a Difference (2022 – 2029).
The University is committed to pursuing research and Knowledge Exchange activities which are financially sustainable and generate investment for the future. External income acquisition is a named institutional priority, contributing to Westminster's continuing ability to prioritise funding opportunities which have clear and compelling potential for societal impact, ensuring diverse research, researchers, impacts and output modes which reflect our commitment to inclusivity and diversity.
Some of the key responsibilities of this role include proactively leading on establishing and embedding a programme of activities to develop, expand and grow research income and grant acquisition targets. You will provide regular overviews and reports of research activities with income generated and be responsible for devising, embedding and maintaining fit for purpose research income acquisition processes, policies and procedures that provide a first- class experience for internal and external stakeholders. You will also provide effective management of the Research Development team; support University Equity and Inclusion aims and identify and secure new strategic opportunities for research and innovation income generation.
The post will contribute to the development of a research environment underpinned by an inclusive research culture where colleagues are encouraged to explore their full potential including a range of research careers and opportunities.
The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience and success in competitive, external research grant acquisition and full economic costing principles, in the Higher Education sector. They will be familiar with the most common funders for research in the UK and have an up-to-date knowledge of EU and International funding opportunities available to UK-based researchers. The successful candidate will have proven influencing and communication skills and professional networks which will facilitate the development of large funding bids for the University with external partners. They will be able to evidence a commitment to implementing a continuous programme of evaluation and improvement for research grants and awards management.
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At the University of Westminster, diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity are at the core of how we engage with students, colleagues, applicants, visitors and all our stakeholders.
We are fully committed to enabling a supportive and safe learning and working environment which is equitable, diverse and inclusive, is based on mutual respect and trust, and in which harassment and discrimination are neither tolerated nor acceptable.
The University has adopted Smart Working principles to support and further our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion aims of being an inclusive, collaborative and flexible employer. Further details of Smart Working can be discussed at interview stage.
Closing date: midnight on 28 November 2023
Interviews are likely to be held within w/c 4 December or 11 December 2023
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