Grant Writer

Rotherham, South Yorkshire
£41,526 - £49,553 per annum, with potential to progress to £55,750 per annum
21 Oct 2021
21 Nov 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you interested in working for a world-leading research centre? We have an exciting opportunity for a Grant Writer to join the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. The Grants Team is part of the AMRC with Boeing and focuses on the development and management of grant-funded projects. We are a dedicated team of engaged writers who support staff across the AMRC. We contribute to the development of the AMRC's capabilities in socially important areas such as sustainability, healthy ageing and the circular economy.

As a Grant Writer, you will support colleagues by winning and managing grants, particularly those funded under InnovateUK, The Aerospace Technology Institute, the Automotive Productivity Council and Horizon Europe programmes. You will help colleagues to identify opportunities, develop grant applications, and manage the application submission process for large scale research and development grants. You will be working on applications that span all AMRC capabilities, engage with a wide range of industrial sectors, and that contribute innovative solutions to global challenges. In this role, you will contribute to increasing application numbers and improving success rates in a highly competitive funding environment.

You will:

  • Have a good honours degree, and preferably a postgraduate qualification (or equivalent experience).
  • Have experience with InnovateUK, ATI, APC and Horizon2020 grants. As this role involves writing funding applications you will also need a good knowledge of different grant funders and application processes
  • Excellent business skills, as well as an interest in advanced technologies.
  • Have the ability to manage the requirements of a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • You will have the opportunity to travel to briefing events and exhibitions to find partners and publicise the AMRC's wide variety of grants.

About the Team:

You will be part of a busy grant-writing team that develops and manages funding applications for the AMRC. On a daily basis, we disseminate information on funding opportunities to staff, develop and write grant applications, carry out due diligence, submit applications and manage existing grants. We also work closely with other departments within the University of Sheffield such as Research Services to manage JeS submissions, contract negotiations and consortium agreements.

About the University

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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Closing date: 5 November 2021.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as women and black and minority ethnic (BAME) candidates are currently under-represented at this level in this area, we would particularly welcome applications from these candidates. All appointments will be made on the merit of skills and experience relative to the role.