Organisation MRC
Organisation Detail Medical Research Council, Head Office
Reference Number IRC247110
Location Swindon See on Map
Salary £19136 - £20800
Date Posted 11 October 2018
Grade UKRI-Band B
Contract Type Open Ended
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 24 October 2018
Interview Date 12 November 2018

Brief Description

Salary: £19,136-£20,800
Grade: UKRI B
Contract Type: Open-ended
Hours: Full-time/Part-time hours considered
Closing Date: 24th October 2018
Interview Date: 12th November 2018

About us

The UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowships (FLF) scheme will grow the strong supply of talented individuals needed to ensure that UK research and innovation continues to be world class. This cross-UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) scheme will support early career researchers and innovators with outstanding potential in universities, UK registered businesses, and other research and user environments including research councils' institutes and laboratories.

About the role

We now need additional team members to administer this exciting scheme. As a Funding Administrator you will form a crucial part of this team, providing support to those oversee peer review, funding and management of the scheme.

Key responsibilities

  • undertaking application processing
  • managing, processing and tracking the peer review process, by which applications are assessed
  • identifying and managing conflicts in peer review
  • liaising with staff across all Councils to ensure smooth running of funding meetings
  • attending funding meetings when required to assist with logistics
  • managing information and records, ensuring that documents are filed correctly and updated as necessary
  • carrying out other administrative duties, as required.

Organization Description

UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. More information can be found at

The Medical Research Council (MRC) is a publicly-funded organisation dedicated to improving human health. We support research across the entire spectrum of medical sciences, in universities and hospitals, in our own units and institutes in the UK.

Shortlist and interview criteria

  • professional experience of working in a team
  • ability to deliver to deadlines within tight timescales, prioritising effectively
  • able to demonstrate good communication skills
  • able to deal effectively with people at all levels
  • ability to adapt to new systems and processes and modify procedures in response to changing work needs
  • excellent IT skills, especially MS Outlook, MS Excel and MS Word.

You will primarily be based in Swindon but occasional travel within the UK is expected to attend meetings/workshops.

The MRC is a great place to work and progress your career, be it in scientific research or the support functions.

The MRC is a unique working environment where our researchers are rewarded by world class innovation and collaboration opportunities that the MRC name brings. The MRC is an excellent place to develop yourself further and a range of training and development opportunities will be available to you, including professional registration with the Science Council.

Choosing to come to work at the MRC means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits from a defined benefit pension scheme and excellent holiday entitlement to access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme, as well as the chance to put the MRC and UKRI on your CV in the future.

Our success is dependent upon our ability to embrace diversity and draw on the skills, understanding and experience of all our people. We welcome applications from all sections of the community irrespective of gender, race, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, disability or age. As "Disability Confident" employers, we guarantee to interview all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

Final appointments will be subject to pre-employment screening. 

As this job does not fulfil the Home Office Code of Practice criterion for obtaining sponsored migrant worker status we will be unable to apply for sponsorship for anyone not eligible to work in the UK.   At interview, all shortlisted candidates are required to bring with them identification documents and original documents that prove they hold or can obtain the right to work in the UK. You can check your eligibility here:

The closing date for applications is 24th October 2018. The interview for this vacancy will take place on 12th November 2018.

Only online applications will be accepted and should be submitted in the form of an up-to-date c.v. and covering letter (ensuring that the IRC reference is included in the file name description of each document uploaded). Please submit a CV and cover letter (of no more than 2 pages). Applicants who would like to receive this advert in an alternative format (e.g. large print, Braille, audio or hard copy), or who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on 01793 867000. Please quote the appropriate reference number when calling.
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