Research Support Officer

British Trust for Ornithology

Thetford, Norfolk
£24,834 - £27,594 over 2 years + 11% employer pension contribution

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Wednesday, 27th March 2019   4 days left

The Research Support Team facilitates the acquisition and delivery of science research projects by supporting and administering tenders and contracts, and by providing a project management system which is used to manage all project-based science work, including work funded by grants and donations. As part of the team you will:-

  1. Identify and coordinate responses to suitable advertised research funding opportunities, liaising with appropriate operational staff.
  2. Maximise the chances of success and of an appropriate financial return for proposals by providing templates, supporting documentation and guidance to proposal leads; checking the accuracy and completeness of costings; checking compliance with tender requirements; ensuring timely submission to funder.
  3. Ensure that appropriate contractual project documentation is completed and signed off, liaising with funders, staff and subcontractors as necessary.
  4. Claim monies receivable, and authorise monies payable, in accordance with contractual provisions.
  5. Facilitate the resourcing, management, QA and accounting of project delivery by using and contributing to the development of the project management systems.
  6. Promote and support the development of BTO governance, compliance and QA policies relevant to research contracts.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 1pm on Wednesday 27 March.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held in Thetford on Tuesday 9 April.

For further information and to apply visit our website:

For an informal chat about the position please call Virginia Cates on 01842 750050 (or email

Charity No. 216652 (E&W); SC039193 (Scotland)

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