Head of UK Grants

Royal Society

Closing date 18 December 2019
Location London
Position type Temporary
Role Finance / Purchasing
Education College
Experience 6-10 years
Salary GBP 61,506–61,506
Benefits See below.

Job description

The Role

As part of a job-share (3+3 days) the Head of UK Grants will lead on the delivery of the Society’s UK grants programmes, with the aim of supporting outstanding researchers in the UK with a significant focus on supporting the best early career researchers.

The post holder will be jointly responsible for the Royal Society’s flagship University Research Fellowships, Sir Henry Dale Fellowships and Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships, portfolio of senior fellowship programmes and industry fellowship programme, as well as a number of other smaller programmes. The UK Grants team consists of a team of 8 scheme managers including two senior grants managers and the Engagement manager to support the delivery of the programmes and will report to the Director of Grant programmes. 

In addition to the delivery of the programmes the Head of UK Grants will be responsible for managing working relationships with partner organisations, including Government departments such as BEIS, the Research Councils, UKRI fellowship team, the Wellcome Trust, Wolfson Foundation, Science Foundation Ireland and a number of other funders. The post holder will be expected to travel in the UK to visit University departments. The Head of UK Grants will be responsible for managing the UK grants budget (£59m per year) and will work closely with the Director of Grant Programmes and the finance team. The post holder will contribute to ensuring best practice in grant making working with the Senior Leadership team as well as working closely with a range of stakeholders including Officers and Fellows of the Royal Society.


In return, we offer flexible working arrangements and a comprehensive package of benefits including:

30 days holiday (plus three nominated days)
Generous pension provision
Interest-free season ticket loan
Subsidised medical and dental insurance
Onsite restaurant
Employee Assistance Programme

How to apply

For more info and to apply click here.  

Interview dates: 8 January 2020.