Research Development Manager

The Role

Join our team of dedicated research development managers supporting research capacity and capability building and funding applications across the University. This is an opportunity to learn from a strong and appreciated team and to broaden your experience of process and approach in different Universities. You would primarily be supporting STEM subjects, but willing to pitch-in elsewhere, assisting colleagues with a strong sense of team as workload necessitates. You will become familiar with our research portfolio, some of our senior research leaders and our active funding applicants, plus how we use U4BW Research Costing & Pricing and our pre-award processes. You will have the opportunity to support workshops and other training events.

The Person

We are looking for someone personable with experience in academia and/or in research funding support with strong interpersonal skills, excellent communication and who can work as part of a team. You should be happy to work remotely whilst current conditions persist, but prepared to come onto campus as required and to consolidate in-person when this becomes more viable. You will be highly literate and very strongly numerate, with a facility for learning new IT and strong attention to detail.


Be part of the team that helps stimulate cutting-edge research and acts as the interface with industry

The University’s mission is to enhance students’ life chances through inspiring learning, advancing knowledge, innovating professional practice and engaging with society. The work of the Research Business and Innovation Directorate touches on all aspects of this mission.

We are working with our staff and students to enhance their experiences and develop their potential. We are also taking up opportunities created by significant national and international change, to increase the volume, impact and visibility of our research and business activities. Working closely with our faculty colleagues, we foster interdisciplinary working to promote, advance and share knowledge with the overall aim of securing new revenue sources and contributing to regional prosperity.

Further information

This is a fixed term part time position until 30 September 2021 with a starting salary of £35,164 per annum (80% of £43,955 per annum).

This post is available as a result of maternity leave, and it is expected that you will hold it until its end date. However, should the post-holder on maternity leave exercise her right to return to work earlier, then this appointment will be terminated, subject to a notice period of one month.

Interviews are expected to be held on: Wednesday 28th October 2020.

Kingston University values the diversity of its student and staff body. We are committed to providing a fully inclusive environment to ensure consistent and holistic support for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors. We recognise our duty under the Equality Act 2010 to prevent discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between different people when carrying out their activities.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.