The Royal Society is the independent scientific academy of the UK dedicated to promoting excellence in science. Our UK Grants team manage a range of grants programmes which provide support for outstanding scientists wishing to conduct their research in the UK, from early career fellowships through to Research Professorships.
We are now looking for highly motivated candidates with excellent planning and organisational skills and a good understanding of the relevant research landscape. Proven experience working in a research management or grant funding environment is essential.
In this role you will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of a key part of the Society’s UK grants schemes aimed at senior researchers, including the prestigious Royal Society Research Professorships, as well schemes aimed at fostering industry-academic collaboration and supporting research. As part of this, you will be responsible for managing a team of up to three members of staff, ensuring delivery of the relevant grant programmes. You will also be expected to build and maintain strong and positive relationships with key stakeholders and identify new opportunities for activity and collaboration with other funding organisations and potential sponsors.
This is an exciting opportunity to support cutting-edge UK science and to work as part of a dynamic and creative team. The successful candidate will work closely with the Head of UK Grants and the other Senior Managers helping to fulfil our strategic objectives and deliver funding that will enable the best scientific talent to excel and prosper.
Reports to: Head of UK Grants
Pay band: E
Hours: Full time, 35 hours a week
Location: Remote and minimum 2 days per week at Carlton House Terrace, London
Closing date - 23 February 2022 at 23:59
Interviews will be held on 2 & 4 March 2022
During COVID-19 our employees have been working mostly remotely, but we are now transitioning to a hybrid pattern of working in the office and remotely for some roles, and will be happy to discuss working patterns with candidates. Candidates considering applying should note that working outside of the UK is not permitted as part of our flexible working approach and travel from home to the London office will be at their personal expense regardless of location. With a fantastic historic central London office near St James’ Park, we hope to find an inclusive working arrangement that suits candidates. Under the UK Government’s Points Based System, this role does not meet the criteria to be sponsored by The Royal Society for a Skilled Worker Route application.
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