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Research Project Management Officer

Research Services

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £37,467 per annum - including London Allowance
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Monday 10 April 2023
Reference:  0323-102

Full Time, Permanent

Applications are invited for the post of Research Project Management Officer within Research Services (part of Research & Innovation). You will be joining Research & Innovation as we further professionalise and extend our service to support the College’s research and knowledge exchange ambitions and respond effectively to changes in the external research funding landscape. Research & Innovation provides quality and timely professional services to academics to support the lifecycle of their research and innovation projects. 

The Research Project Management office is a newly formed team with significant project management expertise and is dedicated to supporting major collaborative programmes and projects. Providing efficient project management support to academic-driven research initiatives the team aims to take the weight off the academics in terms of coordinating the project’s administration, releasing them to focus on successfully meeting research deliverable deadlines.

Under the direction of the Head of Strategic Grants and the Research Project Team Manager the post holder will support major College funding awards, working within the Research Project Management Team and with colleagues in Finance towards the development and embedding of good post award practice across the College.

This is a newly created role requiring knowledge and understanding of the UK and international research funding landscape, and research funding governance and compliance requirements. Your responsibilities will include developing detailed project plans in coordination with project teams, ensuring resource availability and allocation to enable teams to deliver projects on time, within budget and scope. Developing and maintaining strong relationships externally (with funders including EU, RCUK and major charities) and internally (with key professional services and academic colleagues) to maximise the benefit of projects and ensure delivery of projects in line with funder and College expectations.

The ideal candidate will have a background in project management, budgeting and analysis. You should be an excellent communicator and comfortable managing multiple tasks. You also need to be a team player and have a problem-solving attitude. You will be an enthusiastic and committed professional with experience of providing successful post award support to research and knowledge exchange projects.  You will have an excellent understanding of the UK and international research funding landscape, and of research funding governance and compliance requirements as well excellent communication and analytical skills and the ability to develop and maintain strong relationships. 

You will be working across the Research and Innovation team and with academic and other professional services colleagues at all levels as well as with external partners and funders. You will provide support at the post-award stage for externally funded grants and provide timely and high-quality project management support and guidance in the delivery of national and international research grants. You will be responsible for managing a portfolio of grants, contracts & awards from a range of funding streams. The role will be responsible for setting up projects, monitoring costs and producing expenditure statements. The post-holder will ensure grant expenditure is in full accordance with College and funder rules.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking 

The post is based in Egham, Surrey, where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

This is a fixed term post for 24 months with the possibility of being extended subject to funding and business needs.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Tracy Webster at 

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at:

Please quote the reference: 0323-102

Closing Date: 23:59, 10 April 2023

Interview Date: 25 April 2023

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 

Further details:    Job Description & Person Specification    
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The university has adopted hybrid working for some roles therefore some remote working may be possible for this role.

Royal Holloway is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), and encourages applications from all people regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, parental status, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or trans status or history. More information on our structures and initiatives around EDI, including information on staff diversity networks, can be found on our Equality and Diversity Intranet page.



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