Research Awards Officer Intern with the Royal Society of Edinburgh

The Royal Society of Edinburgh are an educational charity, registered in Scotland. Independent and non-party-political, they provide a wide range of public benefit activities throughout Scotland.

Location: Edinburgh
£21,667 p/a. Full-time (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) for 6 months
Ideal start: 1 July 2015

Working as a Research Awards Officer your role will be to administer Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Fellowship and Scholarship Schemes. Within this your main responsibilities will be:
• To coordinate and administer award schemes by advertising, processing applications, liaising with award applicants and recipients
• To provide secretarial services to the selection committees
• To authorise payments of awards on a timely basis
• To liaise with the Finance Team on income and expenditure on awards, to ensure all awards made are recorded and stay within the allocated budgets
• To develop good working relationships with funders and sister academies
• To assist with the organisation of award presentations and events
• To assist in maintaining the awards part of the RSE website and the awards filing system
• To undertake other tasks as required by the Awards Manager

The Royal Society of Edinburgh was founded in 1783, under a Royal Charter granted by George III, for the “Advancement of Learning and Useful Knowledge” in Scotland.For more information on the Royal Society of Edinburgh please visit their website.


The successful intern will be educated to degree level and posses excellent communication skills. You should have some experience of grants administration, good time management and organisational skills. You will be able to work to tight deadlines and under pressure and be capable of prioritising your workload. Previous experience of working with committees is preferred. You will have a good attention to detail with the ability to work with integrity and confidentiality.

Some knowledge of Scottish University Higher Education and research funding is desirable, though not essential. Previous experience of running events would be highly beneficial.

You will have strong IT skills and be competent in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Previous experience of Integra Database at general procedure and role specific procedure level is desired. You should be confident in using LinkedIn and content management systems to update websites. A willingness to learn and develop these skills is required.


Closing date for applications is Friday 12 June 2015, 5pm.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 25 June. 

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. State a. your availability and b. How you meet the requirements of the job specification. We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.



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