Head of Research Development and Initiatives Ref 8438

School/department: Research and Enterprise Services
Hours: Full-time hours considered up to 1FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 8438
Salary: starting at £51,799 to £60,022 per annum (with a discretionary range dependent upon skills and experience)
Placed on:  28 April 2022
Closing date:  25 May 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: week of 13-17 June
Expected start date: September 2022


Job description

An exciting opportunity exists to join the University of Sussex in a new leadership role as Head of Research Development and Initiatives. This role will provide leadership to promote and maintain the University’s research development services to academic colleagues and to ensure that appropriate resources are in place to manage institutional research funding allocations.

As the service lead, you will be responsible for developing initiatives to enhance the quality of funding proposals and to ensure that resources are aligned to meet research development demand. You will also be the key relationship manager for external funders, and will have responsibility to maintain and develop those relationships alongside academic colleagues.

This is a key role, ensuring the effective delivery of strategic objectives, alongside contributing to the wider work of the Research and Enterprise Services Division, working closely with the heads of each area, and as a member of the leadership team.

If you have experience of leading research bid development activities and knowledge of the research policy context within UK higher education, with highly effective leadership skills and the ability to think strategically and develop excellent service provision then we want to hear from you.

Please contact Emma Potts, Interim Director, Research and Enterprise Services (e.potts@sussex.ac.uk)  for informal enquiries

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy, Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref 8438 [PDF 108.77KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

Visa Sponsorship Queries:

 This role may be eligible for sponsorship. For a job to be eligible for sponsorship it needs to be assigned an eligible SOC code & meet minimum salary requirements and be full time. Please contact HRCompliance@sussex.ac.uk so they can check if this role can be assigned to an eligible SOC code and meets the minimum salary requirements. You can also consult our Skilled Worker Visa Information page for further information


How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to profservicesrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.


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