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Senior Research Coordinator (Maternity Cover)

Humanities Research Centre
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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Fixed term
32,817 - 40,322 a year
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Based in the beautiful facilities of the award-winning Berrick Saul Building, the Humanities Research Centre (HRC) is the research wing of the University’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

It has a three-fold mission: to broker, support and oversee research projects with reach and impact; to foster productive and creative partnerships with academic and non-academic collaborators; to inspire, train and professionalise the arts and humanities postgraduate body.

The HRC’s Research Support Team (RST) assists in the development of research grant applications in the Arts and Humanities Faculty. We are looking for an enthusiastic Senior Research Coordinator to join the team and cover for the maternity leave of the current postholder.

The post is available on a full-time basis, on a fixed term contract until November 2020.


You will provide strategic support to the HRC Director as Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, in supporting and evaluating the success of grant applications in the arts and humanities, in line with the University’s Research Strategy. You will work closely with the Faculty’s Research Development Manager, supporting the development of new research in the Faculty.

You will facilitate internally and externally funded research activity for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, coordinating the work of the Faculty Research Group and liaising closely with its members to understand and support the research strategies of individual centres and departments.

You will work as a member of the HRC Research Support Team to deliver a high-quality administrative and support service to research staff in the faculty both in applying for and managing research grants.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed

  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent professional experience)
  • Knowledge and understanding of UK higher education research
  • Knowledge of the areas of engagement, priorities and requirements of key funders of research activity in the Arts and Humanities
  • Excellent financial and numeracy skills, competent working with project budgets
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • High level of proficiency in the use of standard office software; able to quickly develop skills associated with specific systems for costing and grant reporting
  • Able to work independently and use initiative to manage competing demands and achieve deadlines
  • Notable administrative or research project management experience in higher education or in a research funding organisation, or within a relevant industry
  • Experience of developing or coordinating research applications
  • Keen to deliver a customer-focussed service

For informal enquiries, please contact the current postholder, Sarah Burton ( or the HRC Director, Richard Ogden (

We welcome applications from current University of York staff applying on the basis of a secondment opportunity. You will need to discuss this with your current line manager in line with the University secondment policy.


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