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The University of the Highlands and Islands is the United Kingdom’s leading integrated university encompassing both further and higher education. Based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, our distinctive partnership of 13 independent colleges and research institutions is locally based and rooted in communities, but with national and international reach, as part of a regional university structure.

To support our work we are recruiting to the following role :

Programme and Contracts Officer

Salary range £29,896 - £34,657 per annum
Working hours35 hours per week
Closing DateMonday 7 May 2018

Working within the university Corporate Resources department, the successful candidate will provide programme and contract management skills and expertise in the Grants and Contracts team.  The key objective of the post is to provide expert support to the university academic and support community in the preparation and monitoring of external funding applications and awards.

The Grants and Contracts team are responsible for the provision of both pre- and post-award support to the university, across its full portfolio of funding applications.  It is the intention that this role will develop to offer both these support disciplines, however the initial focus will be on the post-award support for critical funding programmes such as ESF, ERDF and other EU programmes.

The role includes providing eligibility advice and in-depth diligence, effective and compliant record management, providing effective reporting and liaising with internal and external stakeholders.

We are looking for a candidate with experience in a project/programme environment who has an understanding of the issues involved in monitoring projects to a funding profile. Excellent problem solving, communication and ICT skills are essential and applicants must demonstrate strong organisational skills and the ability to develop good working relationships across a complex organisation.  Self-motivation, enthusiasm and persistence are key qualities required for this role.

Interviews will be held on a date yet to be confirmed.

If you have any queries about the application process please contact the Personnel Office at or on 01463 279239.