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Research Development Officer (Part Time)

Job title Research Development Officer (Part Time)

Department Research and Innovation Services (RIS)

Salary Starting from £28,929, rising to £35,308 pro rata per annum

Grade Grade 6

Placed on Friday 10 March 2023

Closing date Wednesday 05 April 2023

Interview date Thursday 20 April 2023

Reference CH10320

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We have an exciting opportunity for a proactive and highly organised individual in the Research Development team to coordinate delivery of an efficient and effective service to our academic colleagues. 

Based within Research and Innovation Services, this role provides administrative support to the functions of research grant and research staff development.

You will join a busy team to:

  • Support, devise and improve demand management processes for funding calls.
  • Maintain content on our webpages and wikis, and propose continuous improvements.
  • Act as first point of contact for the central email inbox.
  • Process financial transactions relating to the work of the team.
  • Assist in the preparation of reports and papers.
  • Provide general administration support, such as minute taking, setting up meetings.
  • Work across the department to support cross-team projects, events and operations.

About you 

With a proven track record in administration, preferably gained within a fast-paced office environment, you will be adept at multi-tasking and unfazed by the demands of multiple requirements. You will possess excellent interpersonal skills, together with a positive, professional manner and the ability to deal considerately, and confidently with people at all levels.

This role is offered on part time 21.9 hours per week, permanent basis. 

For informal discussions about the role please contact Kate Charles (Head of Research Development) on or Richard Hocking (Head of Post Award & Project Management) on 

About the Department 

The Department of Research & Innovation Services (RIS) supports the implementation of the University of Bath’s strategic research priorities. RIS supports the research activity of academic and research staff with professional development, collaboration and funding opportunities, proposal development, contracts, project management, knowledge exchange, impact and intellectual property commercialisation.

What we can offer you:

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups such as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and disabled people, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams. 

We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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

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Update to our application process

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