research finance officer in camden

05 December 2018
emma barnett, randstad education
job type
£ 16 - £ 19 per hour
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camden, london
sub specialism
Education support
job type
working hours
£ 16 - £ 19 per hour
Non Teaching
reference number
emma barnett, randstad education
0203 870 6351
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job description

Do you want to be apart of a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health?

Founded in 1899, our clients mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide, by working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.

Due to recent expansion, our client is seeking a Research Finance Officer…


* Central London Location
* Excellent transport links
* Awarded University of the Year 2016-2017


Responsible for the day-to-day administration of the faculty's research grant and consultancy portfolio in conjunction with department and project administrators

Setting up and activating awarded grants

Authorising budget expenditure in accordance with School procedures

Review and authorise Staff and Student appointments on research grants

Day-to-day management and prioritisation of a portfolio of grants

Producing research grant claims and financial statements for funders

Reconciliation and closure of completed projects

Ensure processes are carried out on a timely basis, accurately and in accordance with the School's policy and funder requirements

Responsible for the accurate and complete entry of project data into the School's research management systems

Produce accurate reports from the School's research management systems

Identify problems, resolving where possible or referring as appropriate

Develop specialist expertise and knowledge in one or more areas of overall research administration (e.g. project costing, funders' terms and conditions, EU administration, financial reporting, research management systems development)

Keep abreast of developments in the external research environment (policy, funders) that will impact on School research administration processes and/or research funding activities

Build strong relationships with the Academic and Professional staff within the Faculty, Departments and other school services.

Develop specialist expertise in and knowledge of one or more major funders of research and provide appropriate information for the ROO webpage

Ensure that the School builds and maintains good relationships with key funding bodies through resolving post award issues, especially in relation to grant progress and final reports

Attend relevant external professional networks e.g. user groups for EC, AGRESSO, pFACT, etc.

Respond to queries and provide high quality advice to researchers and administrators on matters relating to funding opportunities and grant administration, to include staffing a faculty based help desk facility

Liaise with project administrators to ensure key deadlines are met

Contribute to the general work of the research operations team by covering for other members of the team during absences

Undertake any other duties as reasonably delegated by your line manager

Manage your own continuous professional development, internal collaborations and external networks, in order to contribute to service quality, research excellence and innovation

Demonstrate the School's values through your behaviour at work, including your duties and responsibilities in respect of equality and diversity, health and safety, data protection, and any other legislative requirement

Essential Requirements

* Hold an undergraduate degree or have equivalent training or experience
* Research administration or accounting practices (preferably within Higher Education)
* Financial accountancy
* Excellent Numerical skills
* Proven ability to understand funder financial terms and conditions
* Problem solver
* Excellent planning and organisational skills
* Working effectively and flexibly as a member of staff
* Working in a customer focused environment and meeting customer needs
* Communicating complex information to non-specialists
* Working independently and proactively
* Working with high levels of accuracy and with attention to detail

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is seeking an exciting challenge within a developing University.

If you are shortlisted for this role, you will be contacted and asked to complete a full registration, where we can check eligibility, obtain references and check/complete a DBS clearance.


We look forward to hearing from you.


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educational requirements