Due Diligence and Compliance Manager (Part Time)

University of Bath


Do you like solving problems, developing creative solutions and have strong interpersonal skills? 

We have an exciting opportunity to appoint an outstanding candidate with a high degree of professionalism to the Pre-Award team, in Research and Innovation Services (RIS) at the University of Bath!

About the role: 

Working in an established team of well respected Pre-Award experts, the Due Diligence and Compliance Manager is responsible for ensuring all externally funded research applications and awards meet with funder and university due diligence and compliance requirements. 

Working with the Head of Team as well as other Pre-Award and RIS colleagues, the post-holder will take ownership of the research-related due diligence processes within RIS.

Core activities will include: 

  • detailed reviews of due diligence checks on all funders and collaborators
  • high-quality management reporting
  • support and training of academic and professional services staff about research-related risk and compliance
  • as well as improvement of the current processes as the landscape evolves.

The role is offered on a part time (29.2 hours per week) permanent basis and is eligible for hybrid working (minimum one day per week working on campus – usually on Wednesdays). Please feel free to contact us to discuss this prior to applying, if it’s important to you in deciding whether or not this role might be right for you and your personal circumstances. 

About you:

You will have excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills along with a good understanding of the research funding landscape for the higher education sector. An ability to scrutinise sophisticated documents and draw out relevant information, with excellent attention to detail and self-confidence and the ability to stand their ground, remaining calm under pressure. For further detail of what we’re looking for, please read the job description carefully.

Further information:

Please contact Lizzie Hope-Dyer, Head of Pre-Award ([email protected] ) or Dale Topley, Trusted Research Manager ([email protected]) if you would like an informal discussion about the role prior to applying. However, please ensure your application is submitted via the University website.

About us:

RIS plays an important role in advancing the University’s international reputation for research and knowledge transfer by:

  • increasing the volume of externally funded research
  • improving grant application success rates
  • enhancing strategic and operational support to academic departments

RIS is the primary conduit for industry, business and other funders to access the University’s research expertise and knowledge.

What we can offer you:

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award . We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams. 

We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff .

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

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Update to our application process

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.

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