Research Grants Officer

Employment type
Full time
£29000 - £33400 per annum

Key Responsibilities· Support the application and award process for research grant applications;· Identify peer reviewers for applications and manage the peer review process across our funding schemes.· Develop and maintain professional working relationships with applicants, committee members and award holders.· Become a Superuser with Grant Tracker system. Develop improvements and manage modifications with implementation and testing for the system and application/progress and review forms.· Lead for internal systems, e.g. CRM. · To process the grant claims submitted to Blood Cancer UK to enable grant payments to the external host organisations. Specific responsibilities
Research funding· Support the operation of the our Research Funding and Review Committee(s) and assist in supporting other committees and advisory groups;· Identify peer reviewers for applications and manage the peer review process across our funding schemes;· Prepare accurate and timely committee papers, meeting information and reports;·        Preparation and distribution of high-quality committee minutes providing a clear record of events, actions, decisions taken, and financial commitments made; · Prepare and issue accurate and timely grant award letters; · Monitor the financial status of awards;· Process grant claims submitted for grant awards, completing the required validation checks so that claims can be sent to finance for payment;· Process the write back of completed grants on a regular basis· Monitor progress and outputs of awards;· Support the management of a portfolio of applications and grant awards;· Develop and maintain effective relationships with committee members, grant holders and research administrators;· Demonstrate continuous improvement in areas of responsibility.External engagement
· Liaise with the UK blood cancer community offering advice on application procedures and resolve routine queries from grant applicants, grantholders, research and finance administrators. · Provide support to external users on the use of Grant Tracker, our online application processing and grants management system, working closely with our external software provider Symplectic to resolve issues as they arise. To liaise with Symplectic with regard to modifications and development of the system.General Responsibilities:· Provide support to your external stakeholders on the use of Grant Tracker, (our online application processing and grants management system). · Provide accurate and timely grant funding and reporting in your area to both internal and external stakeholders when required.· General admin across the Research Team e.g. preparation of newsletters, triage of enquiries, supporting ad-hoc projects.· Contribute to the team being proactive and supportive, and working effectively and efficiently to achieve agreed objectives.· Contribute to the development and maintenance of strong internal relationships across the charity, working specifically with the Communications and Fundraising Team to provide updates, content and support income generation. · Work closely with the Finance team to monitor and manage the online grant claims, and payment processes and grant write backs.· Undertake other work as required by the Deputy Director of Research and Senior Research Funding Manager.Things we all do· Attend and assist at Blood cancer UK events and activities as required (NB this involves evening and weekend work). Be an effective ambassador for Blood cancer UK at any activity you attend. Develop an in-depth understanding of our work. Do any other reasonable things your manager needs you to do.

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Remote-first - With Office Locations

Fully flexible hours