University College Of Estate Management

Hiring: Research Funding and Bid Management Coordinator Needed

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By Sammy

Hello there,


We are looking for a person experienced in a finance-based discipline to join our team!

University College of Estate Management (UCEM) is a long-standing and leading provider of supported online education. We exist to provide accessible, relevant and cost-effective education which enhances careers, increases professionalism and contributes to a sustainable built environment. Operating from the UK and Hong Kong we have a global reach, and at any one time over 3,500 students are studying online with us. UCEM passed its first ever inspection by Ofsted with flying colours after earning an overall rating of ‘Good’ in November 2021.

Right now, we need you to join our team. UCEM’s ambition is to transform into a research-informed institution and this role is part of the development of that transformation and will be pivotal in establishing effective administrative processes and a robust approach to costing and managing research funding. You will be managing the research bid process and ensuring all research activities are costed, tracked and reported appropriately. This is an exciting opportunity to work across several teams, to develop and deliver upon new processes, procedures and support for both staff and student so that they can excel at research.

Your key responsibilities will centre around:

·Working with internal stakeholders to ensure a robust and effective approach to costing is established and developed to meet ongoing needs

·Prepare research costings following the principles of full economic costing (FEC)

·Provide practical and financial project management for all awards ensuring that project milestones are tracked and ensure funder requirements, including audit requirements, are met

·Support bidding for funding, including scanning for and appraising opportunities, co-ordinating documentation, obtaining internal approval and recording applications

·Liaising and co-ordinating functions with other departments to ensure support for Postgraduate research students

To deliver these responsibilities we need your project management skills or experience leading implementation projects. You must have experience in a finance-based discipline and show excellent attention to detail.

At UCEM we expect employees to demonstrate our values: Passion, Integrity, Excellence and Support. Student satisfaction and success are our main drivers and our people consistently report high levels of employee engagement; your contribution will be valued should you join us.


We have a very detailed job specification for this role so please, before applying, take a look at the job section on the UCEM website to find out more!


If you are unsure whether to apply for this vacancy but feel this role is exciting and want to find out more, we strongly encourage you to call the hiring manager (details below/within Job Specification) to discuss the role as well as your skills and experience.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Mike Speight or the HR team – details can be found within the job specification, located on the job section of the UCEM website.


To apply please send your CV, covering letter/email, and Recruitment Check Form to the UCEM recruitment inbox (details found within the job specification).


Friday 10 February 2023 at 12 noon.


Please note, applications may be reviewed as and when they are received, so you may be invited to interview ahead of the closing date. Interviews are normally carried out over Zoom or Microsoft Teams, however we may invite you to visit our Reading office.


UCEM undertakes thorough pre-employment screening as part of its recruitment process. Given we have contracts with Government offices, we make sure our checks comply with the Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS). Checks will include identity, right to work, basic disclosure criminal record check, and three years of employment history.


We do not use agencies as part of our recruitment process. We politely ask that you respect this decision and do not call our offices on seeing this advertisement; if you do, the same message will be repeated to you. Thank you for your co-operation.


Here at UCEM we champion equality, diversity and inclusion in our workforce.We celebrate diversity and the strengths it brings to our staff body, our student community and our Board of Trustees, recognising that people are key to our success. Our aim is to attract, develop and retain a diverse workforce, therefore we welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds.

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