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Administrator - Research Grants

Northampton (Hybrid)
£24,500 per year plus benefits
Full-time
Contract (12-month Fixed Term Contract)
Job description

Are you passionate about supporting innovative research initiatives? Join our Research Team as a Research Grants Administrator! You will be an integral part of our team, providing administrative and database support for our expanding research grants programme.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Complete data processing tasks to ensure the seamless operation of our research grants programme.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of our grants management database. Update and maintain records to uphold accuracy and efficiency.
  • Check and record invoices for research grants. Address any queries by communicating with research institute staff.
  • Work the Finance Team to ensure timely payment of correct invoices and maintain accurate records.
  • Request annual/final reports from grantees and process received reports.
  • Track and record outputs of research grant funding to track the impact of our support.
  • Support researchers with applications to funding schemes: Processing applications, coordinating the review process and facilitating successful grant awards.
  • Maintain records of research contacts, including grantees, applicants, and reviewers, using internal databases.


What are we looking for?

Microsoft Office experience, with emphasis on Excel.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills to resolve queries and collaborate effectively.

Proven ability to process and check data accurately, and excellent attention to detail.

Effective time management and prioritisation skills

For full role responsibilities please view the job description located within the Candidate Pack.


Our Benefits

  • 28 days holiday, rising to 33 days after 5 years' service, plus Bank Holidays
  • Access to UK Healthcare which includes reimbursement for dental appointments, eyecare, Health & Wellbeing screening and therapies
  • Access to a 24/7 phone and video GP Service
  • Life assurance
  • Confidential counselling helplines
  • Salary sacrifice schemes to include:
  • Cycle to work
  • Buy and sell annual leave
  • BenefitHub which offers lifestyle discounts and offers on everyday shopping
  • Enhanced pension scheme
  • Opportunities for training and personal development
  • Hybrid working



How to apply

Please submit a CV and supporting statement. Your supporting statement should be no longer than one side of A4 and demonstrate how you meet the following areas of the role.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to process and check data accurately and consistently.


Where experience is asked for, please give one example showing what you did and what it achieved. Where we require evidence of ability, please explain either how you would approach that particular competence or give an example to support your suitability.


Alternative Applications

To provide an inclusive application process for all our opportunities, we are open to receiving alternative applications from candidates who may find it difficult to complete our online form. For example, if you would like to apply via video or audio format, please email your recorded application, ensuring you cover the supporting statement aspect.


About Us

Our vision is a world free from MND. Our mission is to improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carers. We fund and promote research that leads to new understanding and treatments and brings us closer to a cure for MND. The Association also campaigns and raises awareness so the needs of people with MND, and everyone who cares for them, are recognised, and addressed by wider society.

We are committed to equality and value diversity. We are working hard to remove perceived and actual barriers to participation for people with and affected by MND, current and future staff, volunteers, and stakeholders.

We guarantee interviews for disabled applicants that meet the requirements of the role as part of our commitment to the Disability Confident Scheme. Reasonable adjustments can be made as required.


Important Information

Adverts may be closed before the deadline once sufficient applications are received. To avoid disappointment, please apply early.

We request that recruitment agencies do not contact us in relation to this role.

Posted by
MND Association View profile Company size Size: 101 - 500
Posted on: 17 April 2024
Closed date: 30 April 2024 at 14:31
Job ref: MND2065
Tags: Admin, Policy/Research

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