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Research Grants Officer
Blood Cancer UK
Fully Remote
role reference:  wyw_#00273
Location
Fully Remote
Salary
Annual
£29,000 - £33,400
Contract Full-time
Industry Non-Profit Organisation
Hours 30 - 37.5 Hours
Closing date 10/08/2022
  • CRM
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Customer Insight
  • Fundraising
  • GRANTS
Description:

We are the largest UK blood cancer charity and the biggest dedicated funder of research into all types of blood cancer. In the past 60 years, we’ve invested more than £500 million into blood cancer research which has had led to improved treatments, and saved lives.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team and play a central role in delivering our mission to beat blood cancer within a generation. We provide funding for laboratory-based research projects to address important questions in the field of blood cancer. 

You will join the research funding team and play a key part in ensuring smooth running of our funded research programme from the application and review process to grant award, claims and reporting.

We welcome applications to work full time or four day a week, please specify in your cover letter. 

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.
Key skills:
  • CRM
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Customer Insight
  • Fundraising
  • GRANTS
Annual
£29,000 - £33,400

CONTRACT

INDUSTRY

Role Type

Closing Date

30 - 37.5 Hours
Flexibility:
Working Patterns
Part-time
Flexi-Time
Compressed Hours
Agile Working
Full-time
Flexibility:
Workload
4 Day Week
Flexibility:
Workplace
Remote or Mobile Working
Work From Home (WFH)
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