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Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Archived: Research Support Officer

Grade D
Salary: £35,090 – £39,680 per annum (including Inner London Weighting)
Full-time: 35 hours per week

The Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London is one of the world’s leading conservatoires and drama schools. A well-established HEI, it also has a fast-growing research culture, now boasting the largest doctoral programme in the sector and a highly competitive record of research income from major funders. There has been a substantial programme of investment in research during the current cycle, and the post-holder will play a key role in supporting further growth beyond REF2021.

This post represents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to make a distinctive and positive difference in a dynamic environment, working closely with the rest of the Research team and with colleagues in Innovation (knowledge exchange and enterprise). He or she will provide high quality support to academics in developing research funding proposals, contribute creatively to the development of internal and external funding streams, facilitate the execution of funded projects, take responsibility for developing research policies and procedures, ensure compliance with procedural requirements and best practice in the sector, perform an important supporting role in finalising the School’s REF2021 submission, and be involved in the establishment of the School’s brand-new Institute for research into the social impact of the performing arts.

The successful candidate should hold a degree and have relevant experience in research in an HE environment. They will bring to the role sound knowledge of research funding in the UK, and excellent organisation and project management skills.

For further information about the role and an informal discussion, please contact Cormac Newark, Head of Research, at

Closing date: noon, Monday 16 December 2019

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted the following day, and interviews are scheduled to take place on 20 December 2019.

To apply online, please visit Alternatively please contact us on 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting reference number GS526. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

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