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Operations Manager - Research Grants and Contracts

Research and Enterprise
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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50,132 - 58,089 a year
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Role Description

The University of York is member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities and committed to strengthening its position as one of the world’s premier institutions for inspirational and life-changing research. The Research & Enterprise Directorate supports academic staff and departments to undertake world-leading research and to disseminate the knowledge created to external stakeholders for the benefit of society.

The Role
This key appointment will manage the largest of eight teams within the Directorate, and will be responsible for the leadership and development of its 30 staff and over £70M of research income per year.  Your role will be responsible for application and post-award operations and processes across the University, to ensure compliance with both external and internal requirements and to support further growth in research income.

Key Requirements

  • Graduate or post-graduate degree
  • Strong leadership and people skills, with the ability to influence, gain trust and inspire
  • Knowledge of the Higher Education research funding environment
  • Excellent Project Management and forward planning expertise
  • Recent management experience including change management and a commitment to staff development
  • Ability to analyse data to identify patterns, trends and inconsistencies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Jennifer Gilmartin, Associate Director of Research and Enterprise on +44 (0)1904 325 380, or email

Closing date: 26 March 2019
Interviews: 16 April 2019

Why York
The University of York is a highly successful institution with a strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching. A member of the prestigious Russell Group, we are a dynamic, research-intensive university and have experienced significant growth over the past ten years. Based on the edge of the historic city of York, our colleges are set in an attractive landscaped campus. What we offer a excellent benefits package that includes;38 days holiday, Flexible working, generous pension (including 18% Employer Contribution), Extensive professional development opportunities and a flexible benefits scheme (including cycle to work, dental & health plans, season ticket loans)

The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community  – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

      Athena Swan Bronze               

A place where we can ALL be ourselves #EqualityatYork



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Why York?

York is one of the most successful universities in the UK.

With world-class activity across the spectrum from the physical sciences, life sciences, and social sciences to the humanities, we have been recognised as one of the top 100 universities in the world, gaining outstanding results in official assessments of our research and teaching.