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Post Award Administrator

Research Services
Salary:   £23,715 to £27,131
Closing Date:   Sunday 04 December 2022
Interview Date:   Monday 12 December 2022
Reference:  0679-22-R

This is an exciting and fast paced opportunity to join the Research Services office, in our friendly and supportive Post Award Team. The team provides expert advice, guidance and administrative support to Lancaster University’s research community and their successfully awarded grants. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join the team to take on a varied and demanding role. The position provides administrative support for externally awarded research grants and contracts across a wide spectrum of external funders and works with staff across the university.

You should have experience of providing excellent customer-service focused administrative support and you should have some financial administration experience, whilst also having confidence using computer packages to complete tasks quickly and accurately within strict deadlines. 

The successful candidate should also have excellent communication skills and a commitment to providing high standards of customer service. You should be self-motivated and keen to develop new skills which will be supported by peers and managers.

The team works flexibly and is using a hybrid approach to working on campus and at home, although we would expect the successful candidate to be on campus more during the initial training period. 

As a truly global and inclusive university, it is no surprise that Lancaster University is committed to creating an environment where everyone can thrive and fulfil their potential.  Students from over one hundred countries make up our diverse campus and over half of our students come from outside the UK.  Lancaster is an open and welcoming community that values equality and diversity.  Our promotion of global values ensures Lancaster is a welcoming environment for all students and staff. 

We are proactive in engagement with our staff to help us understand the lived experiences of our university community and to understand how we are doing in creating a fairer and more inclusive University.  Our multi-faith Chaplaincy Centre is a welcoming place for people of all faiths and none.  It includes facilities for the Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islam and Jewish faiths and also a Muslim Prayer Room.

 You will benefit from a range of staff benefits including generous holiday entitlement, pension scheme and our flexible benefit scheme.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Dr Astra Chifiero or Dan McIntosh

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Please note: Unless specified otherwise in the advert wording, all advertised roles are UK based.

The University provides an environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, whilst promoting the importance of wellbeing for all our colleagues. We have a range of support networks available for our employees, and more information on these can be found on the ‘Working at Lancaster’ information page.


We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis. The University recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address all inequality in higher education.


We warmly welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their age, religion, gender identity or expression, race, disability or sexual orientation, and are committed to promoting diversity, and equality of opportunity.

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