University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Senior Grants Officer

United Kingdom

Closing in 8 days

Senior Grants Officer

NDM Operations – Grant Management Team, based at the New Richards Building, Old Road Campus, Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LG

The NDM Grant Management Team are an ambitious and supportive group, delivering high quality, professional project support across NDM. A Senior Grants Officer is required to join the team, working under the supervision of the Research Grant Manager. This position offers an excellent opportunity for career progression in Research Administration, working alongside researchers at the leading edge of science in the largest medical department at Oxford.

You will assume full responsibility for a range of activities which support the financial and operational management of the NDM project portfolio. You will play a central role in liaising with academic staff, central university services such as Research Services and Research Accounts, and external collaborators and funders. You will be expected to work closely with grant holders, Business Managers, and Administrators to maintain and develop an efficient research administration service.

It is essential that you are educated to degree level or equivalent related experience, with knowledge of grants and/or contracts. You will have experience of financial administration, as well as experience of interpreting and applying financial policies. You will have high levels of accuracy and attention detail, with the ability to work independently. You will have strong organisational and interpersonal skills and a high level of self-motivation and the ability to thrive in a busy environment to ensure that NDM's research grant applications and awards are managed effectively so that targets and deadlines are met.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online and you will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.

This position is offered full time on a permanent contract.

Only applications received before 12 midday on 22 April 2024 will be considered. Please quote 171546 on all correspondence.

Contact Person : Phoebe Astbury Vacancy ID : 171546 Contact Phone : 01865 287775 Closing Date & Time : 22-Apr-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 6 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : Grade 6: Salary in range £32,332 - £38,205 per annum

Job details


Senior Grants Officer


University of Oxford


United Kingdom


March 26, 2024

Application deadline

April 22, 2024

Job type



Business and Economics,Social Science

About the employer

The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and is actually so ancient that its founding date is unknown – though it is thought that teaching took place there as early as the 11th century. It’s located in and around the medieval city center of Oxford, dubbed “the dreaming city of spires” by the 19th century poet Matthew Arnold, and comprises 44 colleges and halls as well as the largest library system in the UK. 

There are 22,000 students at Oxford in total, around half of whom are undergraduates, while 40 per cent are international students. A quarter of the city of Oxford’s residents are students, giving the city the youngest population in the UK. 

The University of Oxford does not have a main campus, its buildings and facilities instead being scattered around the medieval city center. Its colleges each have a distinctive character and traditions often dating back centuries. Colleges are self-governing institutions to which students usually apply directly. There are four academic divisions within Oxford University: Humanities, Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Medical Sciences; and Social Sciences. The university’s particular strength is the sciences, and it is ranked number one in the world for medicine.

Oxford is a youthful and cosmopolitan city with plenty to see and do. There are dozens of historic and iconic buildings, including the Bodleian Libraries, Ashmolean Museum, Sheldonian Theatre, the cathedral, and the colleges themselves.  Students can choose to spend their time studying or avail themselves of the many extracurricular activities available. There’s a strong musical life at Oxford, with clubs and societies spanning all genres, from jazz, through to classical and folk. Oxford is also ranked highly for sport, with its top rowers taking part every year in the world-famous boat race with the University of Cambridge on the River Thames. Drama lovers are also well catered for, with one of the largest and most vibrant university drama scenes in the country.

Oxford has an alumni network of over 250,000 individuals, including more than 120 Olympic medalists, 26 Nobel Prize winners, seven poets laureate, and over 30 modern world leaders (including Bill Clinton, Aung San Suu Kyi, Indira Ghandi and 26 UK Prime Ministers). 

It has a friendly rivalry with Cambridge for the title of best university in the UK and is regularly ranked as being one of the top three universities in the world. Notable Oxford thinkers and scientists include Tim Berners-Lee, Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins.

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