London, Greater London
£34000 - £38000 per annum
Contract, Full-time
Job description


Salary: £34 -38,000 dependent on experience
Contract Length: 12 Month Fixed Term Contract OR Secondment Opportunity
Hours: Full-time (4 days a week considered)

Location: Stratford based (1-2 days per week in the office)
Closing date: Sunday 6th February 2022 11:59

Interview date: W/C 14th February 2022

Application Method: In our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, we are using Anonymous CVs through our recruitment portal. Please therefore ensure that you have completed the 'Work History' section of the application form and that you have answered the application questions. You will be asked to upload a CV, but we will not be using this as part of the shortlisting process, and it will therefore not be reviewed.


We would like you to submit a covering letter online in the text box provided. Please include your motivations for applying for the role and how you feel your skills and experience are a good match.


Are you a self-motivated and sharp minded individual, with experience in administration, operations or finance looking to help us beat cancer?


Why we need you

Our Research Funding Team is pivotal to ensuring that Cancer Research UK continues to fund and support a wealth of innovative, world-class cancer research that will contribute towards our vision of beating cancer.


In this role you will use your organisation skills, keen eye for detail, and process driven approach to manage the Post Award processes for Cancer Research UK's research portfolio You could be an auditor looking for a career change and a chance to work in a leading charity, or an experienced administrator with some knowledge of finance processes.



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What will I be doing?

  • Leading the financial tasks and processes associated with the post award process including

    • Monthly Payment Processes

    • Lead and meet the monthly reconciliation targets for CRUK's reconciliation programme

    • Undertaking Grant Management Audits.

    • Completing tasks relating to Restricted Income including providing timely and accurate reporting of grant expenditure monthly, quarterly, and annually

  • Providing advice and support to post-aware stakeholders, both internal and external, maintaining strong relationships

  • Overseeing and managing multiple inboxes in partnership with Post Award colleagues.


What skills are you looking for?

You'll be able to bring to the role:

  • Aptitude for understanding and working with financial information.

  • Excellent Communication Skills

  • Experience of using databases or grants management systems.

  • Ideally, you'll also be able to demonstrate experience of Grant's administration experience ideally within a research funding or University setting.


What will I gain?

Without you we wouldn't be able to achieve our aim of seeing 3 in 4 people survive cancer by 2034. So we want to reward you in as many ways as possible. Our benefits package includes discounts on anything from travel to technology, generous holiday allowance, gym membership, and much more. We want to ensure that you have the best work/life balance possible, so we actively encourage a flexible working culture for all of our roles wherever possible. Depending on your role, options for flexibility could include homeworking, reduced or flexi-hours, job shares, job splits, and core hours. For the majority of our office-based roles you'll only be required to work from a specific location for 1 or 2 days a week on average.

You'll also be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. And ultimately, you'll know that you'll be changing lives through your work.


If you're as ambitious as we are, join our collective force and enjoy an excellent career, as we save lives and add years.



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Posted on: 14 January 2022
Closing date: 30 January 2022
Job ref: R019641
Tags: Admin, Finance