Research Assurance Assistant

Research Office

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Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London, UK


  • Posted on: 10th Feb 2021
  • Salary: £29,738 - £32,593
  • REF: CEN00218
  • Closes: 07th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

Job summary

Applications are invited for the full-time post of Research Assurance Assistant within the Research Office.

You will play a key role in supporting the audit coordination process and institutional audits of research administration. You will also be involved in supporting internal assurance activities to identify and mitigate organisational risk.

The Research Office formulates, and is the College custodian of, research funding policies which underpin the management of externally funded research within a devolved structure. It champions professional standards, best practice and consistency in research administration across the College to ensure that institutional governance responsibilities and obligations are met.

Duties and responsibilities

You will work closely with the Research Funding Assurance Manager and Research Assurance Officer to support the audit coordination process. This role will also provide administrative support ahead of institutional audits and other funder-initiated external audits and support internal assurance activities to identify and mitigate organisational risks relating to research funding management.

Essential requirements

You must have experience working in an administrative support role and have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Strong interpersonal and organisational skills, meticulous attention to detail and an ability to work under pressure are needed, aligned with the experience of dealing with a wide range of people. A clear understanding of the need and practice of customer focus and customer relationship skills is essential.

Imperial College is located at several campuses across London. Although the post holder will be based at South Kensington, they will be expected to travel to all campuses as and when required.

Further information

Interviews for the post are expected to be held around 26 March 2021

For further details about the role, please contact Charles Shannon at

For technical issues when applying online please email

Committed to equality and valuing diversity, we are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations:

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

For technical issues when applying online please email .

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