Research Development and Initiatives Officer Ref 21368

School/department: Research and Enterprise
Hours: Full-time or part-time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
: Fixed Term until 31st July 2024 in the first instance
Reference: 21368
Salary: Starting at £28,759 to £32,982 per annum, pro rata if part-time.
Placed on: 30 August 2023.
Closing date
: 19 September 2023. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: To be confirmed
Expected start date
: October 2023 

Job description

Applications are invited for this post in Research and Enterprise Services, which is responsible for providing professional services and support for the University’s research and enterprise activities with the post based in the Research Development and Initiatives (ResDI) team. Working as part of the ResDI team, you will:-

  • Provide up to date and accurate information, advice and guidance to academic and research staff who are submitting applications for research and knowledge exchange funding.
  • Co-ordinate Institutional research funding allocations, including answering queries from academic and research staff in receipt of funds, monitoring project spend, and collating data on funded initiatives for internal and external reporting.
  • Assist managers and staff at all levels on a specified range of services, procedures or policies and support in the planning and organisation of events, such as workshops.

You must be highly numerate and have excellent organisational abilities, a knowledge of the research funding environment in which universities work, and the interpersonal and communications skills needed to work effectively with the University's academic staff and with external organisations that fund research is desirable.

Please contact Debbie Foy for informal enquiries including details of the School that the post-holder may support.

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 21368 [PDF 169.10KB]

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

How to apply

Download our professional services application form and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as 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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