Home-Based
£34000 - £38000 per annum + excellent benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

FUNDING POLICY AND GOVERNANCE MANAGER

 

Location: Stratford, London office-based (flexible-working considered) - home-based working during the pandemic period

Contract type: Permanent, full-time (part-time hours considered; 3-4 days minimum per week)

Salary: £34,000 - £38,000 per annum dependent on experience

 

Closing date: 22nd November 2020, 23:55pm - please note, we will be shortlisting applications on an on-going basis so we encourage applicants not to wait until the closing date to submit an application where possible

 

Are you a sharp-minded individual with knowledge or experience of research funding or funding policy implementation that can help us beat cancer?

 

Our Research Operations team is pivotal to ensuring that Cancer Research UK continues to fund and support a wealth of innovative, world-class scientists and cancer research that will contribute towards our vision of beating cancer. You will be part of a proactive team, coordinating research funding policy issues and solutions, ensuring we learn lessons and implement best practice, liaising with teams across Cancer Research UK and other funders/sector bodies to align policy positions.

 

The key responsibilities you can expect to have are…

  • Providing research policy and governance expertise and advice throughout the funding process by:

o Working with other team members to develop, implement and monitor CRUK's funding policies and governance structures;

o Engaging with other funding bodies, research councils and regulatory bodies to ensure that CRUK applies, and contributes to the development of, best practice research policies; and

o Monitoring grantees' post-award compliance with grant conditions, including working with the Research Evaluation team and research institutions to monitor open access compliance.

  • Providing expert advice in relation to research policy and grant conditions queries, developing and maintaining strong relationships across teams;

  • Working across Research & Innovation directorate and with CRUK's research community, drive the development of new or amended policy positions in emerging areas e.g. research culture, equality, diversity and inclusion in research, open access and research assessment;

  • Keeping abreast of developments in the sector and communicate new developments as appropriate

  • Responding to research policy and governance queries from a range of external stakeholders, including researchers, applicants, and university administration staff, to support the application submission procedure;

  • Providing relevant insights to the Senior Policy & Governance Manager and Senior Researching Grants Managers to inform operational processes;

  • Driving the development of policy and governance improvements across overall funding process, ensuring consistency across the portfolio and suggesting solutions for any identified risks.

 

Some of the experience we are looking for includes…

  • Experience working for a funding body or a recipient of grant funding with a focus on scientific research;

  • Operational and organisational skills, ideally within a grant funding environment, with experience of developing and delivering project plans.

  • Experience of drafting and implementing processes and policies;

  • Understands and supports the principles of CRUK's research objectives.

  • Influencing and negotiation skills to bring about change within an organisation;

 

For a full role description, and more about Cancer Research UK, please see our candidate pack here:

 

Closing date: 22nd November 2020, 23:55pm - please note, we will be shortlisting applications on an on-going basis so we encourage applicants not to wait until the closing date to submit an application where possible

 

 

More about Cancer Research UK
About
Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK – we are dedicated to working collectively to save more lives, create more tomorrows and dispel the fear of cancer. We... Read more

Posted on: 13 November 2020
Closed date: 22 November 2020
Job ref: R016622
Tags: Governance