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Funding Manager

Wellcome Trust


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Join the Wellcome Trust as a Funding Manager and Shape the Future of Global Health


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London, UK - Hybrid

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Hybrid (In-person ~2 days / week)- London United Kingdom

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary

The Wellcome Trust is a pioneering global charitable foundation dedicated to improving health by supporting scientific research, influencing policy, and fostering partnerships. With an ambitious plan to invest £16bn over the next decade, the Wellcome Trust tackles major health challenges including mental health, infectious disease, and climate-related health issues, making it an exciting place for progress and innovation.

Role Summary

  • Manage and oversee grant applications within the Humanities and Social Science team.
  • Provide expert guidance and support to the research community.
  • Maintain a personal portfolio of grants, engaging with cutting-edge academic proposals.

Role Requirements

  • A degree in a relevant field such as humanities, social science, or biomedical sciences.
  • Experience within the academic research environment.
  • Exceptional organisational skills and ability to meet tight deadlines without compromising quality.
  • Proficiency in building relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.


  • Flexible hybrid working model with a combination of office and remote work.
  • A commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, fostering a fair and supportive environment.

Application Process Details

  • Submit your current CV and complete a short application form.
  • Interviews scheduled for the week commencing April 10, 2024.

For more details on the role and benefits, visit the Wellcome Trust website.

The Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation. We improve health for everyone by funding science, leading policy and advocacy campaigns, and building partnerships. We plan to spend £16bn over the next ten years, funding new discoveries in life, health, and wellbeing, and taking on three global health challenges: mental health, infectious disease and climate and health.

The role of the Funding Manager is to ensure that grant applications submitted to the Humanities and Social Science team are managed, reviewed and awarded in a timely and efficient way. You’ll be the person our community of researchers will turn to for guidance and advice. You’ll have ownership of your own portfolio of grants from our suite of funding schemes, giving you exposure to innovative proposals from leading academics.

Job requirements include being educated to at least degree level in a relevant humanities, social science or biomedical subject, having experience of the academic research environment, exceptional organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise and manage large workloads and work to tight deadlines whilst maintaining the highest standards, and being able to quickly build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Benefits include a flexible working environment, in which people can perform at their best. We are currently working 2 days per week (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) from our Euston Road offices (as part of our hybrid Ways of Working) with the remaining 3 days from home. Diversity and Inclusion is a priority at Wellcome. We are committed to cultivating a fair and inclusive environment, where everyone can be themselves and thrive.

To apply please upload your current CV and complete our short application. Interview dates: W/C 10 April 24. You can view the full job description on our website. You can read more about the benefits we offer our employees on our website.


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