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Grants Operations Officer

Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Do you have a scientific degree and/or experience of working for a research funder? Do you want to use this to broaden your horizons working in the Impact and Charitable Programmes team at Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity?

If so, we have a fantastic opportunity for you, as this role will give you a unique and broad insight into charity, NHS and medical research grant funding at Great Ormond Street Hospital, a leading research hospital in the UK.

As the Grants Operations Officer you will be part of a small and supportive team and will have an excellent opportunity to lead and collaborate on important grant making processes including peer review, review committee management, and post-award grant management.

About the team

This exciting role sits within the Impact and Charitable programmes team. The team are responsible for ensuring charitable funding supports high quality projects, for monitoring and evaluating funded projects, and providing support to fundraising teams with information on the projects the charity funds.

About you

You will have a balance of a sound scientific background in a relevant scientific discipline and some research management experience, such as through an administration or coordinator role. You will also be able to lead and deliver on projects, with appropriate support, and work closely with important senior external and internal stakeholders.

Specifically, you will have:

A degree or post-graduate degree in a relevant scientific discipline
Ideally experience of grant or research management, in areas such as managing grant finances or peer review
Excellent attention to detail
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish good working relationships with stakeholders at all levels

About the charity

Every day brings new challenges at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Every day, over 600 seriously ill children from across the UK arrive for life-changing treatments. Every day, young lives hang in the balance as patients, families and staff battle the most complex illnesses. And every day, the brightest minds come together to achieve pioneering medical breakthroughs that change the lives of thousands of children - and change the world. This extraordinary hospital has always depended on charitable support to give seriously ill children the best chance to fulfil their potential. Without donations, Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity can't help fund ground-breaking research, advanced equipment, child and family support services, and the rebuilding and refurbishment of wards and medical facilities. Our staff help to raise these vital funds for the hospital. A better future for seriously ill children starts with you.

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We recognise that people from some backgrounds are under-represented in our workforce and across the wider Charity sector. In April 2021 we launched our ambitious three-year EDI strategy committing to becoming a more inclusive workforce, reflecting the diverse communities that we work with and for and demonstrating this through all our areas of work.

A more diverse workforce will enable us to deliver even more impact and we particularly encourage applications from communities which are under-represented in the charity. This includes people from Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority backgrounds, people with a disability, people who are LGBT+ or who are from less advantaged socioeconomic groups.

Further information on our EDI strategy can be found on our website.

Our approach to hybrid working

This role is based in our Central London office (WC1N, opposite Russell Square underground) with the option to work remotely up to three days a week.

Please refer to the full job description below for more information.

How to apply

Please click on the apply button in the top right-hand corner where you will be taken to a short application form to complete.

Closing date: 9:00 am on 30 June 2022

Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis and we reserve the right to close the role prior to the closing date, should a suitable applicant be found. Therefore, you are encouraged to apply right away, to avoid disappointment.

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