Grants Manager

In the Crick's Pre-Award Grants & Eu Innovation Team.

Part of Crick Operations.

The Grants Manager provides support as required to the Head of Pre-award Grants and EU Innovation in aspects of grant management, and where necessary working closely with Crick staff associated with the development of proposals and Finance staff following activation of awards. Where appropriate, they will also liaise with external funding bodies and HEI colleagues in all aspects of grant administration. The objectives of the role include: advising staff seeking external funding for research, innovation and research support; the timely sourcing and dissemination of grant funding opportunities; providing administrative support for the Grants Management System; maintaining all necessary documentation related to external grant applications as well as awarded projects; managing the accurate transfer of information between the Grants Management and Finance Systems.

Key information

Job reference
R549
Salary
From £34,100 per annum with benefits, subject to skills and experience
Application close date
24 January 2022, 23:59 GMT
Hours per week
36 (full time)
Posted 10 January 2022

Reports to: Head of Pre-award Grants & EU Innovation

This is a full-time, permanent position on Crick terms and conditions of employment.

         

Summary

The Grants Manager provides support as required to the Head of Pre-award Grants and EU Innovation in aspects of grant management, and where necessary working closely with Crick staff associated with the development of proposals and Finance staff following activation of awards. Where appropriate, they will also liaise with external funding bodies and HEI colleagues in all aspects of grant administration.

The objectives of the role include: advising staff seeking external funding for research, innovation and research support; the timely sourcing and dissemination of grant funding

opportunities; providing administrative support for the Grants Management System;

maintaining all necessary documentation related to external grant applications as well as

awarded projects; managing the accurate transfer of information between the Grants

Management and Finance Systems.

Key responsibilities

These include but are not limited to:

  • Provide high level pro-active support and advice to scientists on funding opportunities and in the development, approval and submission of funding proposals
  • Provide specialist expertise with respect to research application processes (including funder specific terms & conditions, costing, ethics and aspects of research contracts)
  • Draft (non-scientific) elements of the proposal as required such as justification of resources
  • Undertake grant proposal costing and budgeting, considering the funder specific eligible cost rules. Ensure that budgets are approved by the relevant person prior to submission of the proposal.
  • Review, draft and provide input into negotiations for grant and grant-related agreements (liaising with the Legal department if needed)
  • Uploading awarded project and associated data components from Grants Management system into Finance system
  • Completing invoice / reporting profiles (including milestones if required) in Finance system to ensure invoices can be generated to the correct schedule by the post-award team members working closely with other colleagues in Finance/HR to ensure that costs are claimed according to awarded projects by the post-award team members.
  • Completion and maintenance of staff information for staff employed on external projects
  • Providing a first-line help desk for queries about the Grant Management System and liaison with funders regarding issues
  • Contribute to the review, development and improvement of pre-award procedures and systems to facilitate efficient and effective pre-award support

Key experience and competencies

The post holder should embody and demonstrate our core Crick values: bold, imaginative, open, dynamic and collegial, in addition to the following:

Essential

Qualifications, experience and competencies:

  • Some previous experience in a similar role
  • Able to keep up-to-date with funders’ regulations, policies and general good practices governing the administration of grants
  • Able to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Able to analyse complex data, draw conclusions and produce reliable and accurate reports
  • Supportive and effective team member, able to work collaboratively with other administrative and scientific departments
  • Experienced in the use of Excel to the basic/intermediate level
  • Excellent numeracy skills and attention to detail

Desirable

Qualifications, experience and competencies:

  • Previous experience of working within a grants team and external contract management
  • Previous experience working in a scientific environment, liaising and working effectively with a range of disciplines and levels of seniority
  • Good knowledge of the UK Biomedical funding landscape
  • Proficiency in the use of IT systems to support and enhance the role
  • Previous experience of the Workday financial system
  • Previous experience of a grants management system