Research Grants Facilitator

About the Role

The Research Grants Facilitator will work within the Research Grants Team and report to the Research Development Manager. They will be a port of call for public funding opportunities for the organisation and academic community, with a focus on delivering pre-award support for external grant funding applications across the whole development pathway for all forms of research funding. The Research Grants Facilitator will also represent the University when dealing with external funding bodies and professional organisations.

The successful applicant will join an award-winning, supportive team and environment, and have exciting opportunities for career development.

About You

We are looking for an experienced bid developer who understands the current research funding environment within the UK Higher Education sector. You will be educated to degree level or equivalent and have previous experience (at least 2 years) of working in a similar role. You will be able to build relationships at all levels, working systematically and with good attention to detail. It is essential that you have excellent oral and written communication skills including writing, editing and presentation skills and the ability to convey complex information clearly to a range of audiences.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

The Research and Innovation Office (RIO) supports researchers in working together to achieve excellence and impact in delivering the University’s vision for research and innovation, and reports to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation.

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are also committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role.  Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Deryn Evans, Research Development Manager on (E); or Dr Emma Hare, Head of Research Excellence on (E):

Interview to be held in September 2022.

Closing date: 
Sunday, August 14, 2022
Originating organisation: