Due Diligence and Compliance Officer (Part-time)

Job title Due Diligence and Compliance Officer (Part-time)

Department Research and Innovation Services (RIS)

Salary Starting from £33,797, rising to £40,322 pro rata

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Tuesday 17 August 2021

Closing date Tuesday 14 September 2021

Interview date Friday 01 October 2021

Reference OJ8604

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Join the Pre-Award team in Research and Innovation Services (RIS) in this new and exciting role! 

About us:

RIS is responsible for advancing the University's international reputation for research and knowledge transfer by:

  • increasing the volume of externally funded research
  • improving grant application success rates
  • enhancing strategic and operational support to academic departments

RIS is the primary conduit for industry, business and other funders to access the research expertise and knowledge of the University of Bath.

About the role: 

Working as part of a small but busy team, you will play a crucial role in ensuring all externally funded research applications and awards meet with funder and university due diligence and compliance requirements. This is a unique opportunity to help develop and shape the way this activity takes place, in this brand-new role. 

Working with the Head of Team as well as other Pre-Award colleagues, you will take ownership of the research-related due diligence processes within RIS at the University of Bath. These include detailed reviews of due diligence checks on collaborators, staff support and training, high-quality management reporting, along with improvement of the current processes as the landscape evolves.

This role is being advertised at 0.8fte. There is flexibility in this around number of days per week this 0.8fte is worked, and we may be able to offer a lower fte (minimum 0.6fte) to the right candidate, if that is helpful. Please feel free to contact us to discuss this prior to applying if important to you in deciding whether or not this role might be right for you and your personal circumstances. 

The team is currently working fully remotely, with a view to returning to work on campus for part of the week from September 2021, and you should therefore expect to work at least 40% of your working week on campus (however, home working is not a requirement and you may also work all contracted hours on campus if you wish).

About you:

This role requires excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills along with a good understanding of the research funding landscape for the higher education sector. 

You will also have:

  • skills to scrutinise sophisticated documents and draw out relevant information, with excellent attention to detail
  • self-confidence and the ability to stand your ground, remaining calm under pressure
  • good self-motivation and time-management
  • a good Honours degree or equivalent experience

The benefits:

We are a family friendly workplace and, as mentioned above, open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. We recognise the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package including a generous employer pension scheme and annual leave entitlement and are encouraging of your personal and professional development, along with (but not limited to):

  • A flexible working environment
  • Ofsted outstanding rated onsite nursery
  • Salary exchange scheme (cycle to work)
  • Onsite private and NHS dentist, onsite medical centre
  • Employee discount scheme

Our commitment to you:

We value, promote, and celebrate inclusion. We believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our staff and students. Our assessment approach ensures you will have the opportunity to promote your individuality, and we will make all offers based on your competencies and experience relative to the role. We are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Bronze Athena SWAN award, and we are actively working towards a Silver award. 

We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff. 

We look forward to reading your application!

All interviews will be conducted remotely via Teams.

For further information:

Please contact Lizzie Hope-Dyer, Head of Pre-Award (erh23@bath.ac.uk), however, please ensure that your application is submitted via the University website.

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath an excellent place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information. 

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.



Further details:

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations.  We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to our applicant information webpage  before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations.  We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Bronze Athena SWAN award, and we are actively working towards a Silver award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce. We are open to flexible working arrangements and we’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.