University of York

University of York

Research Grant Finance Officer

United Kingdom

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Research Grant Finance Officer


Health Sciences


£36,024 - £44,263 per year


Grade 6

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Fixed term

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University of York campus

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  • Role Description


    The Department of Health Sciences is a large, multi-disciplinary and multi- professional department with over 350 academics, researchers and support staff engaged in delivering research & teaching. In 22/23 the department had annual research project income of £14.6 million raised almost entirely from external competitive grant funding from a wide range of funders.

    Our core aim is improve health and healthcare through the delivery of high quality teaching and the application of challenge-led research to policy and practice. We are committed to underpinning our teaching with our internationally renowned research. The University has an institutional research strategy www. to which the Department contributes by developing six strong and well-resourced research groups.


    The Department of Health Sciences wishes to appoint a Research Grant Finance Officer to play a key role in the financial management of Professor Simon Gilbody's newly awarded £4 Million National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research and Innovation for Global Health Transformation projected titled: The SCIMITAR-South Asia programme to address tobacco-related multiple long-term conditions in Severe Mental Illness. This project is in joint collaboration with the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) in Bangalore, India

    You will provide comprehensive day-to-day financial management and contractual compliance for the NIHR Unit and its project teams (both in the UK and overseas). This will include monitoring project budgets and fluctuations in exchange rates, forecasting, meticulous expenditure checks, preparation of detailed financial statements and audits and support and training to project teams (both in the UK and overseas).

    You will collaborate with Research Grants Operations office and Research Knowledge and Exchange Contracts team, and you will be supported in your NIHR Unit activities by a Project Manager and Project Coordinator.

    You will also provide pre and post award research support for the Department of Health Sciences and Hull York Medical School. You will cover all aspects of research support including financial grant management, costing research applications, contract management, HR, staff planning, timesheets, and financial reporting to funders. You will work closely with the Deputy Head of Department (Research), Research Manager, Research Co-ordinator and Research Group Administrators. The post will also provide support and training where appropriate to research administrators in Health Sciences and HYMS

    Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent professional experience
  • Good maths GCSE or equivalent
  • Experience of working in an administrative and/or financial role in a large, complex organisation
  • Excellent working knowledge of financial systems and the ability to adapt to other systems, particularly those with a financial or research grants administration basis
  • Experience of ensuring compliance with financial policies and regulations
  • Excellent numerical skills, showing meticulous attention to detail when dealing with finances
  • Proven skills and ability for managing budgets, expenditure monitoring and forecasting, and production of detailed reports
  • Ability to problem solve and liaise with finance and research partners/stakeholders internally and in organisations within and outside of the UK
  • Please contact Oliver Short, Research Manager [email protected] if you have any queries regarding this post.

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

    Job details


    Research Grant Finance Officer


    University of York


    United Kingdom


    May 16, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 12, 2024

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    About the employer

    The University of York was established in 1963 when the University Grants Commission permitted a university in 1960. The university started operating with its first batch of 230 students on Oct. 9, 1963, under the leadership of Lord James as its chancellor. Originally the university only had 28 staff members and six departments; economics, English, education, history, politics, and mathematics. At present, the university includes nine colleges and more than 30 research centers and academic departments. The university is now accredited by the Privy Council.

    Located in Heslington, the University of York has been improving and expanding its campus ever since its establishment. The campus has plenty of landmarks, sculptures, and college buildings. The King's Manor is a historic structure that currently houses the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and the Department of Archaeology. Located in the center of the campus, Central Hall is a tiered auditorium used for hosting concerts, competitions, conferences, graduations, fashion shows, and other events. The university's archives and library network includes many libraries on the campus and in the nearby area. The JB Morrell library is the campus' main library. Heslington Hall is another significant landmark of the campus.

    The University of York offers a plethora of undergraduate, research, and postgraduate programs in various fields like archaeology, sciences, computer science, law, management, medicine, mathematics, languages, arts, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. The university has 18,930 students. The university has collaborations with reputed research-oriented institutions across the world. It is a part of an alliance of 24 well-established research-intensive universities. Also, the university has great student exchange programs and research links with numerous other universities around the globe. It offers excellent professional training to its students and provides them outstanding employment opportunities in prestigious firms.

    The university has produced several notable and successful alumni. Greg Dyke is a renowned British journalist, media executive, broadcaster, and football administrator. Aníbal Cavaco Silva is Portugal's former president. Mahmoud Mohieldin is the vice-president of the World Bank Group. Jung Chang is a British writer, famous for her award-winning book 'Wild Swans'. Anthony Horowitz is an English screenwriter and novelist, popular for his works such as 'The Diamond Brothers' series, 'The Power of Five' series, and the 'Alex Rider' series. Han Seung-soo is South Korea's former prime minister. Peter Hitchens is an author and journalist who writes for The Mail. His popular works include 'The Abolition of Britain', 'The War We Never Fought', and 'The Rage Against God'. Many other distinguished people are a part of the university's alumni network.

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