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Head of Research & Development

Advantage Resourcing
Closing date
26 Jun 2022

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Head of Research Support & Development

6 Months

£26.01 per hour PAYE



Advantage Resourcing are working in partnership with a prestigious Research University based in Central London. We are currently looking for a talented Head of Research Support and Development to join our phenomenal team

About the role

This post holder will be based in the RIS Pre-Award team and will be responsible for the line management of a small team of Research Support Officers and ensuring that company's research grant applications to external research funders have been developed in line with relevant company and funder requirements, assessing successful applications against terms offered and setting up awards in the organisations financial systems.

Key to success of this post will be the ability to forge close and proactive working relationships across the RIS teams, and with universities academics, departmental staff, as well as external collaborators and funders.

What you will be doing:

Delivering a high quality, specialist support and advisory service for the costing and pricing of the universities research and innovation activities, as well as governance and compliance considerations.

To develop an extensive and detailed knowledge of the company's research and innovation portfolio, and to have excellent knowledge of the Higher Education funding landscape, as well as specialist pre-award research management knowledge and experience.

Line managing a small team of Research Support Officers, planning and monitoring workloads to deploy resources appropriately in terms of volume and complexity.

What we are looking for in you:

Detailed knowledge and understanding of the Full Economic Costing (fEC) methodology and its application and context in the Higher Education sector.

Extensive experience of the administration and management research and innovation grant applications and or awards in a research-intensive higher education environment

Sound understanding of HESA classification, relevant Higher Education accounting and reporting frameworks and VAT in context of research and innovation projects in the Higher Education sector

Demonstrable experience of managing and developing a team, with the ability to devise and implement effective solutions in a high volume and deadline-driven environment.

If you feel this role is a good fit for you then please apply, alternatively you can contact me directly on or email me on and quote ref 65288
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