Reports to: Head of International Grants
Line manages: Scheme managers
Hours: 35 hours per week
Pay Band: E
Salary: £42,228 per annum
Duration: Maternity cover appointment to March 2019 (or earlier should the post-holder return)
Secondments will be considered. Interviews week commencing Monday 6 August.
We are seeking a Senior Manager, International Grants, GCRF for a fixed-term, maternity cover appointment. The post holder is responsible for managing, administering and supporting the development of a portfolio of the Society’s international grants schemes, with a particular focus on international grants schemes established through the UK Government Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). They will be responsible for line managing staff to support the delivery of relevant grants programmes. In addition, they will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with key external and internal stakeholders. The successful candidate will work closely with the Head of International Grants to ensure delivery against our strategic objectives.
Management and Leadership
To recommend to the Head of International Grants and Director of Grant Programmes strategy, policy, and actions which will improve the delivery and the overall impact of funding schemes.
Evaluation and Reporting
To collaborate across the Society to ensure that knowledge gained in the context of grant making is utilised to maximum effect and communicated widely and effectively.
To undertake such other duties as may be assigned by the Head of International Grants and the Director of Grant Programmes.
· Identifies difficult situations
· Recognises stress in others and takes steps to reduce it
· Controls pressurised situations
· Effectively enthuses those in the team
· Proactively sets goals and targets for own work
Working with others
· Actively seeks ideas and criticisms from within the team
· Resolves conflicts within and between teams
· Embeds feedback processes within the team
· Seeks out new networks that will create opportunity for the Society
· Able to present complex issues simply
· Uses discretion, tact and empathy when negotiating with and/or seeking to influence others
· Understands the need to manage expectations and to only promise what is deliverable
· Determines strategy and deployment of resources, balancing cost and benefit; risk and potential for maximum impact across significant business areas
· Manages complex cross-cutting projects to time, budget and specification
· Ensures others accept responsibility towards results or quality
· Sets the quality standards for own business areas in accordance with strategy and contributes to the formulation of quality standards across the Society
· Sets and monitors priorities
· Identifies and manages risk effectively
· Uses questioning, analytical and probing skills to ‘dig deeper’
· Knows when enough information has been obtained and adapts presentation of information to the needs of the audience
· Evaluates the benefits, practicalities and value for money of ideas and obtains feedback
· Makes sound decisions in a complex or ambiguous environment and is able to gain support and manage challenges confidently
· Actively seeks the input and opinions of others, often outside his/her section and accommodates and incorporates this thinking into any output.
· Actively seeks new challenges and projects; leads discussions surrounding new ideas, approaches and projects
· Anticipates need for innovation and seeks new ideas, approaches and solutions
Managing people and relationships
· Sets expectations of others and ensures they deliver
· Demonstrates a positive attitude towards work, celebrating success and instilling confidence, which encourages the same from others
· Encourages others to share ideas and participate in the discussion and decisions of the team
· Assesses needs of clients/stakeholders/staff and makes plans to meet these needs