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FINANCIAL GRANTS CONSULTANT

Full-time - London or Glasgow


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We are looking to recruit an engineer or scientist! This is a client facing role and the right candidate will have the opportunity to work with key client stakeholders and our multi-disciplinary team of scientific/technical and financial consultants to help companies apply for grants.

Contract: Full time, permanent

Start date: Negotiable

Location: London or Glasgow

Salary: Competitive

The Company:

Leyton UK Ltd is a leading consultancy firm with a unique goal; to quickly improve the financial performance of its clients without impacting on their core business. Leyton represents a wide international market network around the world. Currently in the UK, our specific expertise is in the optimisation of Research and Development (R&D) Tax Relief and Credits, R&D grants, Patent Box and HR/support.

Function of the role:

We are looking to recruit an engineer or scientist who has acquired a degree in one of the fields of science listed below**. The candidate must have excellent previous experience in writing grant applications and dealing with UK grant providers; primarily innovate UK (formerly Technology Strategy Board) and BIS (Department for Business, Innovation & Skills).
This is a client facing role and the right candidate will have the opportunity to work with key client stakeholders and our multi-disciplinary team of scientific/technical and financial consultants to help companies apply for grants.

**Desirable fields of sciences include (but are not limited to) the following: Mechanical engineering, Biotechnology/Biochemistry/Bioinformatics, Chemical engineering, Material sciences, Environmental engineering, Applied Physics, Natural sciences.

Main Responsibilities will include:

- Continuously improve the methodologies, templates and processes to streamline the grant application process

- Regularly monitor any forthcoming grant opportunities and inform the different staff members

- Ensure the business model and pricing structure is optimised

- Be the first point of contact with clients

- Meeting with clients to scope and define R&D projects that could be eligible for the appropriate grant applications

- Interviewing and extracting the necessary information from clients to formulate the grant application

- Co-writing R&D grant applications to variety of grant providers, such as Innovate UK or BIS

- Working on R&D tax relief claims as required

Desired experience and skills:

- Substantial experience in writing UK R&D grants

- Curiosity and a keen interest in science, technology and innovation is must

- Excellent communication skills (both spoken and written)

- Outstanding numerical ability and proven track of working to tight deadlines

- Ability to work autonomously whilst being an enthusiastic team player

- Excellent analytical skills

- Ability to convey complex ideas in appropriately simple terms

- An understanding of business and marketing strategy

Hours:

Standard hours are 9am - 6pm, however you do have the option to do 8.00am - 5.00pm, 8.30am - 5.30pm or 9.30am - 6.30pm (flexibility is required). Travel within the UK may be required.

In addition, Leyton offers excellent benefits following a successful probationary period.

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