London, Greater London
£31,500 - £34,500 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The role

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Research Grants and Evaluation Officer to join Breast Cancer Now’s Research team. This team is the expert, externally-facing, driver of our Research Strategy, research funding, research governance and research portfolio evaluation.

We are looking for someone to monitor and evaluate our research portfolio on an ongoing basis and to manage key grant funding schemes to deliver Breast Cancer Now’s strategy. You will be responsible for:

  • Managing grant applications, peer review and research review committee processes;
  • Developing systems and processes to implement an effective research monitoring and evaluation framework;
  • Maintaining research grant records and grant data on our grant management system;
  • Monitoring and evaluating outputs, outcomes and impact from our research grants portfolio.

Reporting to the Associate Director, Research Funding, and working collaboratively with the Research Communications team, you will establish systems for capturing and measuring the impact of Breast Cancer Now’s work, and showing how our work supports our 2050 strategy.

About you

You will need a postgraduate degree (or equivalent experience) in a relevant scientific discipline with sound knowledge of scientific research, particularly in the cancer field, and experience of research management. Experience in research management, data management and analytics is essential. Experience of working with research data, or in a research environment would be an asset. Having excellent organisation skills and an ability to work independently and manage your time effectively is essential. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to develop good relationships within the organisation and with our community of researchers.

About us

We’re Breast Cancer Now, the charity that’s steered by world-class research and powered by life-changing care. We’re here for anyone affected by breast cancer, the whole way through, providing support for today and hope for the future.

We’re that trusted friend that people affected by breast cancer turn to for caring support when they need it most. The expert authority on breast cancer research who is making breakthroughs and driving forward progress. And a vehicle for change, acting now to make sure anyone affected by breast cancer gets the best possible treatment and care.

We believe that we can change the future of breast cancer and make sure that, by 2050, everyone diagnosed with the disease lives – and is supported to live well. But we need to act now.

Please note that whilst Breast Cancer Now is following Government guidelines regarding working from home, this role is based in London and the expectation is that once restrictions are eased that the post holder will be based within this office for the majority of the time. Should you have any queries with regards to this please contact us in the first instance.

Breast Cancer Now is an inclusive employer committed to developing a diverse workforce.

Closing date: Sunday 28 February 2021 at 11:55pm.

Interview date – Friday 5 and Monday 8 March 2021. Interviews will be hosted virtually.

Posted on: 03 February 2021
Closed date: 28 February 2021
Job ref: RAC/21/142387
Tags: Policy/Research, Operations