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Senior Research Development Manager (full time and part time, multiple posts)

Social Sciences Faculty office

Location:  University Park
Salary:  £44,263 to £56,021 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Tuesday 17 October 2023
Reference:  SOC402723

This is an exciting opportunity to work with an established research development team and support the advancement of social science research and knowledge exchange in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Nottingham.

As Senior Research Development Manager, you will work closely with academic colleagues in a portfolio of Schools within the Faculty to raise awareness of and develop opportunities for research and research-led knowledge exchange and impact. You will work proactively to manage and generate engagement in addition to coordinating and managing the submission of large-scale research and knowledge exchange proposals which will involve engaging with stakeholders both within and outside of the University. Building relationships with research and non-research colleagues will be crucial to success in this role. Working as part of a team, you will develop expertise and leadership across a portfolio of different research funders and policy areas to support expertise across the faculty.

You will be self-motivated, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and will have experience and knowledge of UKRI and other research and knowledge exchange funding schemes and experience of bid writing, bringing teams together, and managing multiple complex projects. 

We are recruiting two positions, both on a permanent basis, with one role offered on a full-time contract (36.25 hours per week) and the other on a part time contract (29 hours per week). Please indicate your preference on your application. Arrangements for job share will be considered. The University of Nottingham supports hybrid working with arrangements agreed locally.

Social Sciences at Nottingham have a long history dating back to 1798 and, for more than 200 years, we have been working to understand the societal issues and solve global problems. Today, the Faculty of Social Sciences is one of the largest, most diverse, and well respected in Europe with over 10,000 students and 800 staff across seven Schools.  We combine excellence and innovation in teaching and wide ranging and impactful research.  From ending modern slavery to shaping the UK’s post-Brexit trade policy and levelling up, from supporting small businesses to grow to training the teachers that will inspire the next generation - together our staff and students are changing the world.  

Our success is delivered by our people. We believe that a diverse and supportive environment, bringing different perspectives to our work and allowing people to thrive, is the best platform for cutting-edge research and excellent teaching and operational support. We are seeking individuals from the widest possible range of talents and backgrounds, and we will appoint not just based on past achievements, but also on your potential for the future.

If you are looking for the next step in your career, this is a great opportunity and we look forward to hearing from you.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Paula Gurteen, email PAULA.GURTEEN@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK. 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 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.

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.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependents accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see our Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge webpages.



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