Research Grant Writer - Kew Gardens, UK ~

12 de marzo de 2019

Research Grant Writer - Kew Gardens, UK

Research Grant Writer

We are looking for an experienced individual with a track record in successful grant writing, exceptional facilitation and communication skills, an ability to build relationships, inspire confidence, and a commitment to achieving outcomes.

You will be part of an expanding Research Services Team working with over 300 scientists at Kew, helping them translate their novel ideas into successfully funded research projects. To do this you will have experience and a proven track record in facilitating discussions amongst a diverse range of scientists, building exciting partnerships with collaborators and turning these into successful research projects.

Hours of work
Full time
Contract Type
Fixed Term (FTA)
Contract end date
3 years
£30,981 - £36,941 per annum, depending on skills and experience
Kew Gardens, Richmond
Closing Date

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More details

Kew is the world's leading botanic gardens, at the forefront of plant and fungal science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major visitor attraction.

We want a world where plants and fungi are understood, valued and conserved - because our lives depend on them.

We use the power of our science and the rich diversity of our gardens and collections to provide knowledge, inspiration and understanding of why plants and fungi matter to everyone.

As part of the Research Services team you will proactively contribute to the growth and development of research activity in the Kew Science Directorate. You will play a pivotal role in developing and critiquing proposals with researchers, providing detailed advice on how proposals can be strengthened to provide compelling cases for funding.

Through your experience you will be familiar in undertaking horizon scanning of opportunities for research support together with the strategic targeting of funding sources, thinking creatively in matching Kew's unique collections, databases and scientific expertise with new opportunities as they arise.

The successful candidate will have extensive grant writing experience and exceptional communication skills.

Qualified at least to degree level in a scientific discipline (or related discipline) with experience of working in a scientific environment.

Depending on the skillset of the applicant, we will consider this as either a full or part-time role with potential for some offsite working.

The salary will be £30,981 - £36,941 per annum, depending on skills and experience.

We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a broad range of Learning and Development opportunities, with access to the Civil Service training curriculum, generous annual leave entitlement for new starters, family friendly policies, a choice of competitive pensions and flexible benefits scheme.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application through the online portal, by clicking “Apply for this job”.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.

No agencies please.


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