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Director of Research & Innovation Services

Research Support Office

Location:  Camden (Kings Cross, London) / Hawkshead (nr Potters Bar, Herts)
Salary:  Competitive Salary
Permanent / Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Monday 04 July 2022
Interview Date:  See advert
Reference:  RSO-0110-22

Applications are invited for this senior and strategically important post.  You will report to and work with the Vice Principal for Research & Innovation (VPRI) to ensure delivery of RVC’s strategic objectives in research. You will be responsible for operational management of the Research & Innovation Office, which manages RVC’s external grant and knowledge exchange portfolios.  You will oversee grant administration processes, lead data reporting to stakeholders (RE, HESA, UKRI, HEIF etc), coordinate institutional REF and KEF reporting, and manage RVC’s intellectual property and industrial collaborations. Further, you will help the VPRI identify and develop initiatives and strategic research opportunities.

If you have an excellent understanding of HEI research administration and of the UK science funding environment, and can motivate a diverse team to work across disciplines, then this challenging role will be a rewarding one for you.

A generous salary package (at Grade 9 level) is on offer commensurate with experience.
For further details see the JD & PS below or contact Professor Oliver Pybus (
Closing date 4 July 2022 with interviews held between 25th and 27th July 2022 at our Hawkshead campus.

We particularly encourage and welcome female applicants, applicants with a disability, and applicants from a Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) background as we are committed to increasing our representation within these groups who are currently under- represented at senior levels within the RVC.


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The RVC values diversity and is committed to the equality of opportunity. Balancing both the needs of the business with those of our staff, we will consider applications to work on a flexible basis where possible.



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