Research Grant Writer (2 posts available)

Job Reference : HUM-10803
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 07/01/2018
Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum according to experience
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Humanities
Division : Humanities Research Support Services
Hours Per week : Full time
Contract Duration : From February 2018 until 31 January 2020

We invite applications for two Research Grant Writers in the Faculty of Humanities. The roles will be tenable from February 2018 for a fixed term appointment. You will work with the existing cohort of four Research Grant Writers who are also based in Schools within the Faculty.

You will work under the guidance of a senior academic colleague (e.g. the School Research Director) to compose high-quality applications for multiple research project grants on behalf of the School, and in collaboration with partners, such as colleagues from other disciplines in the Faculty of Humanities, the wider University and external partners.

You must have an established track record of supporting and collaborating on the writing of successful grant applications. Relevant areas of experience include the management of large research grants and the writing of fundraising grants, with particular background in RCUK and EU bid development. Experience in writing grant applications and proposals to private trusts and foundations is also desirable.

You will have demonstrable writing skills, and will be expected to initiate and coordinate collaborative partnerships representing the School’s strategic priorities.

Working closely with the School Research Director, the School and Faculty Research Support Service team, you will be responsible for developing excellent research plans, and resource allocations for the projects.

The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Jonathan Starbrook


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01618502004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

Further Particulars:


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.