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Research Coordinator (Maternity Cover)

Humanities Research Centre
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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Fixed term
25,941 to 31,866 a year
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Role Description


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 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 January 2021.  


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, providing both pre- and post-award support.

Pre-award, you will help academic researchers prepare research grant applications, providing advice on funding regulations, costing project budgets and ensuring that internal deadlines for institutional sign-off are met.

Post-award, you will work with colleagues in the Research Grants and Contracts office to help grant award holders understand and monitor their project budgets and so avoid any under- or over- spend.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent professional experience)
  • 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 (e.g. Microsoft Excel); 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
  • Experience of working within a financial and/or administrative environment, ideally with experience of managing of externally funded projects
  • Keen to deliver a customer-focussed service

For informal enquiries, please contact the current postholder, Victoria Nesfield ( 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.

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.

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