Grant Manager (Research)
GBP39,000 – GBP42,000 per annum
Permanent, full–time (37.5 hours per week)
Hybrid working with regular travel to our London Bridge Office
Prostate cancer is harming too many men, in exchange for too few cures, which is why we are motivated more than ever to deliver a future where prostate cancer is no longer limiting men's lives. We invest in the most innovative research which will expand our understanding of prostate cancer and one day improve the lives of men with the disease. Last year we awarded over GBP9.5m to researchers across the UK to develop better treatments and more effective approaches to diagnose the disease. We intend to surpass that this year (and in future years) as we embark on new ground–breaking initiatives to revolutionise how prostate cancer is diagnosed and treated.
What the job involves
It's crucial that we not only have fair and robust processes to ensure that we fund the very best research, but that we also closely monitor and support the delivery of the resulting projects, to maximise their impact and accelerate the advancements we see through research. Which is why we're looking to appoint an experienced Grant Manager to join our Research Directorate.
As part of your responsibilities, you'll manage a portfolio of our active research grants, closely monitoring their progress and finances, and provide valuable support and advice to our grant holders and their teams. You'll develop a detailed understanding of the science behind these projects and build positive working relationships with the researchers and their institutions. You'll monitor your portfolio for demonstrable outputs (publications, presentations, intellectual property etc.) and you'll work closely with colleagues in other teams to help them better understand the research we fund in order to showcase this to our supporters and potential donors.
You'll support the delivery of our research funding grant schemes, managing at least one of our grant rounds, whilst also supporting our other funding schemes, ensuring that we maintain high standards and adhere to industry and department standards. You'll also direct on our activities to involve people with experience of prostate cancer in research, including their involvement in the assessment of the research proposals we receive, as well as supporting researchers to include patients in the design and delivery of their projects.
What we want from you
This is a really important role to us, as research plays a significant part in our strategy. We're looking for someone who is passionate about, and experienced in, research funding and grant management. You'll be motivated to consistently perform to the highest standards, and keen to try new ideas and continually improve the way we manage research grants and engage with the research community.
We're looking for someone who is enthusiastic about research and able to understand and communicate complex scientific information found in applications, research papers, presentations etc. Being self–assured and clear communicator, you'll be able to build strong working relationships and provide valuable support to a wide range of stakeholders, including early career and senior researchers. You'll also be able to handle a wide range of enquiries regarding prostate cancer research, research grant management and policies, and our various funding schemes.
Applicants should possess a meticulous attention to detail and be able to manage your responsibilities independently, prioritising your workload depending on business need. This role will also require you to be proficient in the use of standard IT packages (most notably Microsoft Office), ideally with experience of grant management software such as Symplectic Grant Tracker.
Importantly, you'll be excited and motivated about achieving major improvements for men with, or at high risk of, prostate cancer.
Why work with us?
Every man needs to know about the most common cancer in men – prostate cancer. It's a real and present danger that takes over 12,000 of our dads, grandads, brothers and friends each year.
Prostate Cancer UK is the largest men's health charity in the UK. We have a simple ambition – to stop prostate cancer damaging lives. We invest millions in research to revolutionise testing, treatment and care. We're blazing a trail to a screening programme that could save thousands of lives with regular, accurate tests for all men at risk. And we work tirelessly to spread the word about risk and offer specialist support to people living with the disease.
Work with us and you'll see your efforts pay off as we give men and their families the power to navigate prostate cancer.
Our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
At Prostate Cancer UK, we believe that equity, diversity and inclusion are essential to building a strong and innovative workplace that represents, and can advocate for, the communities we support.
It's our ambition to become an anti–racist organisation, and our mission to advance racial equity in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.
We're learning more about the needs of our colleagues and we're excited to have recently launched three new people networks: Pride, Mind & Body and Multicultural.
Ways of working
Our hybrid working approach combines the best of flexible working – a positive work/life balance, inclusive and accessible platforms, and online information at our fingertips.
More information on what we offer, as well as the role, can be found on our vacancies page. Please download our job profile document (job description) with our 'How to apply' section sharing the key points to refer to in your application and to apply, please visit the website via the apply button.
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The closing date is 1 October 2023. Applications must be submitted by 23:45 UK time.
Interviews: By arrangement. Currently scheduled for the week of 9 October 2023.
Prostate Cancer UK is a registered charity in England and Wales () and in Scotland (SC039332). Registered company number .