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Pre-Awards Manager

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum pro rata
Closing date
25 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This new role provides an exciting opportunity to join the Cardiff Joint Research Office (JRO) on a permanent band 6 contract as our Pre-Awards Manager.

The successful candidate will manage the research grants support service, advising on all research funding applications involving NHS resources within the Health Board, and liaising with external funding bodies, academic partners and other key stakeholders.

We are looking for a motivated team player with excellent interpersonal skills, a degree & post-graduate diploma (or equivalent experience), and at least 3 years' experience working in the NHS. Full or part-time hours will be considered working pattern and opportunities for home working will be agreed with the successful candidate.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will:
  • Work independently, utilising ACoRD and TRAC methodology to cost research proposals, and providing specialist advice and support to both researchers and Directorates in the preparation and sign off of grant applications
  • Have responsibility for developing JRO grant information systems, and provide statistics and performance data as required
  • Be able to communicate complex information effectively
  • Foster collaborative working relationships both within and beyond the JRO.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission isCaring for People, Keeping People Well, and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification



  • Degree in relevant subject or equivalent experience
  • Postgraduate diploma or equivalent experience & evidence of NHS CPD
  • Sufficient experience in the NHS


  • PRINCE 2



  • Information provision or costing experience
  • Management experience in a senior role, supporting clinical teams and departments
  • Detailed knowledge of research pathways within and out of hospital services


  • Experience of NHS R& D grants processes and pathways



  • Teamwork, interpersonal skills and forming professional relationships
  • IT proficiency, specifically in MS Office
  • Analysing and communicating complex information effectively as an 'expert'


  • Advanced IT skills relating to databases and data manipulation

Special knowledge


  • Understanding medical and research terminology
  • Knowledge of ACoRD and TRAC methodology
  • Knowledge of wider influences on NHS service delivery


  • Ability to speak Welsh

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital of Wales

Heath Park Way


CF14 4XW

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