Job Description

Section Manager
London - Hybrid
£22-£24 ph
2-6 Months (potential to go permanent)

The Client:
Is a world top ten university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Consistently rated amongst the world's best universities, they are committed to developing the next generation of researchers, scientists and academics through collaboration across disciplines.  

The Role:
You will be responsible for the administration of Finance and HR for research groups within the Department. This includes assisting on grant research applications, from costing through to submission via funder online system and research post-award administration.
You will monitor and ensure appropriate use of non-research funds. You will provide advice and guidance on recruitment and personnel administration activities. You will support academic staff, acting as a conduit between the department, research services, the contracts management team and HR for both research proposals and the management of awarded grants and contracts. 

The Duties:

HR Duties
To ensure that all personnel administration activities relating to research-funded and general-funded staff are carried out correctly, efficiently and in a timely manner, and align with Departmental and Faculty HR procedures.

  • To monitor income and expenditure for the research groups, particularly for individual research projects, contracts and other sources of income
  • To monitor income and expenditure in recurrent and non-recurrent accounts
  • To provide and circulate guidance on expenditure to members of the research groups
  • Approve requisitions on the ICIS finance system 
  • To monitor and authorise expense claims 
  • To oversee post-graduate student bursaries records

Research Management
  • To support PIs in the preparation of new research and contract applications in accordance with sponsors’ terms and conditions, using the Worktribe costing tool
  • To seek appropriate approval for applications
  • To monitor activity, expenditure, and overheads on current research projects
  • To manage timesheet completion for staff employed on certain research grants 
  • To work with the Joint Research Office and PIs to resolve any queries 
  • To work with the Joint Research Office to ensure the reconciliation and closure of research grants in a timely manner
Other Duties
  • To help to resolve complex and difficult administrative issues and problems
  • Act as liaison with Trust staff on all matters of common interest
  • Organise meetings and visits to the Division as appropriate
  • Take minutes for relevant divisional and committee meetings and follow up actions as appropriate
  • Undertake any necessary training and/or development
  • Other appropriate duties which may arise
  • To be responsible for ensuring that data is accurate, up-to-date and complete
  • Any other duties as required by the line manager/Head of Department that are commensurate with the grade of the post

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