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Research Facilitator

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University of York - Heslington Campus
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32,817 - 40,322 a year
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The Department of Politics is one of the leading centres for research and teaching in Politics and International studies in the United Kingdom.  It was ranked eighth in the country for its research performance in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.  The Department also achieves a high level of external recognition for its teachings and is currently in the top ten of both the Guardian and Times/Sunday Times league tables.

The Department is characterised by a strongly international character, intellectual pluralism and a commitment both to innovative research and to the application of this knowledge to significant political problems.  The Department has undergone a period of significant growth over the past five years, and now consists of 55 academic and teaching staff and 15 professional support staff.


We are looking to appoint an experience Research Facilitator.  You will be the first point of contact for academic and research staff in the research grant process and deliver a high quality administrative service, to provide support in applying for an administering research grants; to manage a personal portfolio of research grants and associated contracts; to support research engagement and impact and ensuring that the department’s research is disseminated to a wide audience; and to work with the Chair of Research Committee to implement the Department’s research strategy

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed


  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent professional experience)


  • Knowledge and understanding of research in a higher education environment
  • Significant knowledge of the requirements of major funders of research activity relevant to the Social Sciences
  • Knowledge of the areas of engagement, priorities and requirements of key funders
  • Knowledge and understanding of REF 2021 requirements, procedures, and regulations

Skills, abilities and competencies

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills, with the proven ability to develop good working relationships with all staff
  • High level of proficiency in the use of standard office software; able to 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
  • Good numerical and analytical skill, demonstrating accuracy and attention to detail

Interview date: 5 December 2019

For informal enquiries: please contact Monica Brito Vieira on

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