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Research Facilitation Officer (FASS)

Research and Innovation

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £32,236 to £34,189 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Tuesday 27 August 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 22 September 2019
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  062319-R

The University’s Research Strategy Directorate is seeking an enthusiastic Research Facilitation Officer for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS). This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to work in the Higher Education sector alongside senior management and academics to facilitate research related activities, identify and report funders’ priorities and new policies and become an active member of the University’s Research Strategy Team.

Under the guidance of the FASS Associate Dean of Research, the Faculty Executive Dean and working alongside the International Bid Development Manager, the post holder will proactively engage with academic staff and become the main contact for coordinating and disseminating all Faculty research related activities and contribute to the delivery of the University’s Research Strategy.

The successful candidate should be self-motivated with strong organisational skills and have:

  • Experience of Higher Education Research Environment
  • Experience of planning and progressing work activities within general guidelines, using initiative and judgement, without reference to senior staff
  • Experience of giving presentations and coordinating and delivering workshops with the ability to present information at different levels to both individuals and groups of staff.
  • Excellent organisation and project management skills
  • Experience of peer review process

Please note - appointment will be made within this salary range dependent upon appropriate skills and experience.

For informal enquiries please contact Ms Julie Kemp on 01483 68 9110 or email

The University of Surrey is amongst the highest achieving universities in the United Kingdom, having been awarded the Times/ Sunday Times University of the Year Award for 2016. We are ranked 10th in The Times Higher Education Table of Tables for UK universities in 2017, and we are the recipient of four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes.

In addition to a competitive salary you will receive 32 days annual leave/closure days and a great benefits package including pension and discounted membership to our world-renowned Surrey Sports Park.


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