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Senior Research Funding Officer

Research Operations

Location:  Jubilee Campus
Salary:  £33,348 to £44,414 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Monday 12 June 2023
Reference:  FAB163923

Applications are invited for the above post based in the University’s Research and Innovation (R&I) Department at the Jubilee Campus, Nottingham. The University of Nottingham is a research-driven institution with a leading international profile. R&I Research Operations provide support, advice and guidance to the University’s research community. It also facilitates interaction between academics, research sponsors, and with business, regional and wider communities.

This post is based within a busy, diverse and vibrant research focused Pre-Award team. The purpose of the role is to work with colleagues across Research and Innovation and within Schools and Faculties to facilitate Pre-Award activities by providing an efficient and supportive service to the University research community including Schools/Faculties research staff, and by supporting the efficient flow of bid submission to funders and award set up of research projects.

The key function of the post is to provide an underpinning operational contribution to the research activities of Research & Innovation Pre-Award, specifically in a Faculty facing supervisory role. This is a critical role facilitating the effective administration of Research projects from research costing development of applications through to successful awards and the set-up of new research projects on behalf of the University of Nottingham. The holder provides specialist, expert advice and guidance over a range of areas and is responsible for ensuring that a high level of service is provided in a customer-focused department. The holder must be flexible in their approach and be prepared to act decisively, often under pressure and tight deadlines. 

This role is available on a permanent basis. Hours of work are full time (36.25 hours). Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Joanne Bailey, email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

Please note that applicants for this post will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by UK Visas & Immigration.  Please visit: for more information.

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