Senior Grants Officer for International Development

Preferred location is APHA Weybridge or York, although posting in other APHA offices will be considered
About the job
The Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA) is an executive agency of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). We are responsible for identifying, managing and controlling incidents and outbreaks of endemic and exotic diseases and pests in animals, plants and bees. We provide unique capabilities and an evidence base for UK government, together with international reference responsibilities and scientific research.

This role will sit within the International Development team which is in the Commercial Department and provides co-ordination of APHA’s scientific services which play an important part in working to safeguard animal health and welfare.

As a Senior Grants Officer for International Development you will provide scientific leadership and coordination between collaborating partners for the preparation and submission of applications for programme grants. Specific activities will include:-

Provide leadership to the production of large programme grant proposals by taking responsibility for the APHA contribution to their completion and submission. Joined up working with other key collaborators in government agencies, including VMD, PHE and CEFAS, academia and international partners who will have posts with similar responsibilities working towards the production and submission of these programme grant applications.

Provide oversight to the writing and presentation of programme grant proposals following funding body guidance and award criteria to ensure that highest standards are met.

Provide management and co-ordination to ensure that grants are submitted on time to deadlines and in accordance with application process.
Communicate and co-ordinate with a wide range of funders, collaborators and stakeholders for the production of programme grant submissions.

Successfully influence both funders and collaborators to shape funding applications that match project objectives with the best expertise and skill sets.

On-going development of expertise in the fields of International Development and One Health to match customer requirements with programme grant applications.

Salary: National: £47,549 - £54,728, London (Weybridge): £52,289 - £60,188

Closing date: 14/09/2021

Further information can be found here.