Research represents the lifeblood of the University of Southampton. It powers everything we do, from our innovative teaching methods to our growing portfolio of spin-out companies, enabling the development of products and services for the benefit of individuals, businesses and the wider economy.
Research and Innovation Services (RIS) provides expert advice and assistance for research funding and contracts, research integrity and governance, technology transfer and the commercialisation of intellectual property, collaboration with industry, and public engagement with research.
We are looking for an experienced administrator who is motivated by University research and the difference it can make in the world. This varied and exciting opportunity will require a professional approach and strong customer services skills, excellent communication, the ability to develop and implement plans and strategies and good attention to detail as well as IT skills (including familiarity with Microsoft Office applications and webpage management). Experience of supporting internal funding opportunities, such as Impact Acceleration Accounts, HEIF funding etc is essential. In addition experience of event management and servicing of committees is desirable.
As an Impact Funding Officer you will need to build and maintain positive and professional working relationships with colleagues and external stakeholders; teamwork and the ability to communicate effectively are, therefore, essential. You will be an excellent team player with a proven ability to work proactively; capable of prioritising your own workload and lead on improvements to working practices with an adaptable and flexible approach to work. You must be able to understand, rationalise and communicate complex problems/issues, taking or recommending appropriate action. To achieve this, you will have excellent writing, analytical and critical appraisal skills and be able to understand and interpret information from the broad research areas from across the University.
The University of Southampton is an institution in the top one per cent of world universities and has an international reputation for research, teaching and enterprise activities. The University offers excellent benefits including generous holidays, flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to develop your career in a professional and friendly working environment.
Our vision and mission at the University of Southampton is to have a community where staff and students feel welcome, supported and valued. Research & Innovation Services fosters a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity, encouraging applicants from diverse backgrounds, with the belief that excellence will be achieved through recognising the value of every individual.
The salary indicated is the range that applies to the post of MSA4. Generally, staff are appointed to the first payment point, and then progress incrementally through the core zone at the rate of one pay point per year, subject to satisfactory performance.
For an informal chat about the post please contact Ruth Saw email@example.com
We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.