0360-24 Grants And Contracts Officer (Internal Only)

July 5, 2024

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RKE – Research

Aston University John Cadbury House

£29,605 to £34,980
per annum
Grade:  Grade 07
Contract Type: 
Fixed Term

(6 months)

Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Thursday 18 July 2024
Interview Date: 
Thursday 01 August 2024
Reference:  0360-24
Release Date:  Friday 05 July 2024

Research Services supports the delivery of the University’s Research and Enterprise Strategy, providing targeted and specialist support to the research base. 

The Grants and Contracts Officer plays a key role in supporting a range of funding development and award acceptance needs. Spotting opportunities for applications, writing and inputting into bids and having a comprehensive overview of College research interests will drive success in this role. Reporting to the Awards and Contracts Specialist, you will lead the post-award set-up of successful applications, including the review and processing of research-related contracts and agreements.

Aligned with our ambitious Research and Enterprise 2030 strategy, you will have an interest in research, excellent written and verbal communication skills and a talent for managing processes.

You will join a friendly team that is focused on delivering a professional service to the research staff at Aston and all key stakeholders of the University. The team operates a highly collaborative working style; the ability to work across teams and cultivate good relationships is essential to the role. 

You will have a degree or equivalent professional experience/qualification, excellent organisational and planning skills and experience in drafting and negotiating contracts.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a mixture of relationship and analytical skills.

 What we offer:

  • Aston University is a vibrant campus located within Birmingham city centre, which has excellent transport links via bus or train.
  • Excellent training and development opportunities.
  • A generous annual leave scheme with 30 days bookable leave and a further 13 days of bank holiday and University closure days.
  • Everyday discounts to a number of activities and retailers.
  • Great family-friendly policies.
  • On-site gym and pool with discounted staff membership available.
  • Further information on our Benefits and Rewards can be found here.

Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit: https://www2.aston.ac.uk/about/inclusive-aston

We recognise the value of flexible working.  Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss what flexible working options are available for particular roles.

If you require the job details document or an application form in an alternative format please contact the recruitment team at recruitment@aston.ac.uk

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