Digital Catapult

Grants Officer - 15 months Fixed Term

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The Grants Officer will be responsible for the administrative, financial, contractual and reporting side of collaborative research and innovation funding at the Digital Catapult. Your remit will primarily cover responsibility on the financial aspects of post-award activities, but could also cover proposal preparation and submission as required. As the Catapult rapidly scales its R&D activities, this role offers tremendous growth opportunities within the organisation.

what you’ll do
  • You will be responsible end-to-end for claims reporting of R&D funding and grant-funded projects
  • Re-forecast (on a monthly basis), each project’s spend profile based on actual and forecasted work/effort
  • Maintain an up to date cashflow forecast of grant monies received/due to be received, as well as payments to be administered to project partners
  • Fully managing the documentations surrounding administration of and payments thereof to Cascade funding partners as well as ‘other consortium partners’, where the Catapult is a lead coordinator
  • File all Grant Claims in a timely manner and manage grant audits
  • Develop current processes and excel models, to foster automation and weed out duplication of work/effort
  • Working closely and highly collaboratively with the CR&D, Finance, and Technology teams, tracking spend and budgets
  • Interact with external partners at several stages of the lifecycle
what we’re looking for
  • Proven experience with R&D grants and UK and European funding landscape
  • Proven experience with the logistics, financial and administrative side of funding mechanisms, including but not limited to InnovateUK, EIT, ERDF and H2020
  • Proven experience and ability to take full logistical, contract, financial and reporting ownership of a variety of funded R&D projects
  • Flawless execution of activities, with high attention to detail and strong organisational and IT skills
  • A proactive, dynamic, self-motivated doer
  • A good and confident communicator
  • Open, fun and collaborative
  • Wants to make a difference and desire to grow professionally into the role and beyond