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Pre-Award Coordinator in UK – Visa Sponsorship Available


We are seeking a Pre-Award Coordinator to join our NTU Research Office. Pre-Award is a growing and highly collaborative team within NTU Research, working to oversee the institution-wide approval and submission of funding bids to various external funding sources. Our Pre-Award Coordinators offer specialised research application guidance to academics, including the review of funder guidelines, crafting detailed budgets, conducting due diligence checks, and initiating contract proceedings upon securing research funding. Our team prides itself on working to high standards and is fundamental to meeting the University’s research aspirations.

Job Title: Pre-Award Coordinator
Location: Clifton Ln, Nottingham
Salary: £31,607 – £36,371 a year
Job type: Permanent

Whilst this is not a fully remote role, and campus working is required, the Pre-Award team operates a hybrid model of working.

In your supporting statement, please detail how you fulfill the Essential and Desirable criteria for the role and discuss the key challenges currently affecting higher education institutions.

For more details, please take a look at the role profile. We’ll still consider applications even if you don’t meet every single one of the requirements, so don’t be put off if you don’t match them perfectly.

About Us

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) works with over 300 partner institutions across the globe, developing innovative teaching, research and strategic collaborations. We are a university that opens its arms to all, challenges conventions, and enriches the world around us.

Our network of contacts covers the globe, and we thrive on delivering dynamic solutions in partnership with the friends of NTU. Our specialist regional teams offer advice to future international students, parents and families. We also have members of staff based in Vietnam, China, Nigeria and India and we work very closely with a worldwide network of Education Counsellors. Our team has many years of experience working in the field of global education. More than anything, this team has energy, enthusiasm and a sense of fun.

For any informal queries about the role or the team, please contact Sarah Skelton (Head of Research Operations) at sa***********@nt*.uk.

Join Us

  • Hybrid working – we encourage and offer a mixture of office working and working from home. You’re empowered to define how you work best for the benefits of your stakeholders.
  • Flexibility – take ownership over how you get your work done. We’re open to different working patterns and approaches.
  • 25 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays and 5 university closure days pro rata.
  • Salary Sacrifice Retirement Savings Plan with life assurance and income protection. Available to colleagues who choose to opt out of the contractual pension scheme. Minimum colleague contributions of 0% matched with minimum NTU contributions of 8%.
  • Range of health and wellbeing services, voluntary benefits, discounts, and savings for all colleagues.
  • Access to a wealth of formal and informal professional development opportunities to develop your skills and advance your career.
  • And a whole lot more…

Come and be part of our success. Apply today.

Safe and Inclusive

At NTU, we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates the diverse voices and experiences of our students and colleagues. We welcome the unique contributions that you can bring and we encourage people from underrepresented communities and backgrounds to apply to join our team.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.

Whilst this role is currently eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route, upcoming immigration rules changes may impact on eligibility for sponsorship, we recommend that you assess your eligibility before applying for this position. Visit for more information.

This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and successful applicants will be asked to declare any unspent criminal convictions.

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