Research Bid Development Manager

The University of Surrey is a global University with a world-class research profile, an enterprising spirit and prestigious business links that reflect our innovative and forward-thinking approach. Research intensity is one of three core priorities in our Forward thinking. And Doing refreshed strategy for 2021-2024. Research Strategy Directorate drives research ambition, excellence, and success and contributes to making Surrey the place to grow research careers.

Research Strategy’s mission is to support major strategic initiatives in research that help to deliver the Research & Innovation Strategy through capacity building, culture strengthening and external influencing. Supporting our ambitious Research & Innovation Strategy, we are seeking to appoint a Research Bid Development Manager for a fixed term until 30/6/23 to be part of a dedicated, specialist team providing bid development support to a highly professional standard, focussing on high quality, high value, multi-collaborative and cross-disciplinary strategic bids.

Our Research Bid Development Managers play a pivotal role in growing the University’s research income from key sponsors including UKRI, UK Government bodies, industry, charities and overseas funding agencies. The team is a small unit of busy professionals in a vibrant and challenging environment. This is an exciting opportunity and would suit individuals who possess a competitive, deadline driven approach, who are looking to have real impact in their careers and shape the University’s success in research.  We welcome applications from those who enjoy variety, embrace change and have a strong sense of ownership and accountability. 

Professionally qualified with a relevant degree/post graduate qualification, plus a minimum of three years in a relevant research/industry or research funding environment, you will be a highly confident communicator and demonstrate effective problem-solving and decision-making skills. You are the sort of person who can look at a complex scenario and draw out the essentials – and be absolutely focused on doing what it takes to deliver a successful outcome.   

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer blended working, a generous annual leave allowance, pension scheme, exclusive discounted membership for the Surrey Sports Park and on-site childcare facilities.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Interviews are scheduled to be held w/c 11th October.

For informal enquiries please contact Alison Ray by email

Closing date: 
Sunday, October 3, 2021
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