Compliance Manager
Post Details
Job Title
Compliance Manager
Post Number
1004373
Closing Date
14 Feb 2023
Grade
SC5
Starting Salary
£42,050 - £51,950
Hours per week
37
Months Duration
12

Job Description

Main Purpose of the Job

The Norwich Bioscience Institutes Partnership (NBIP) have an exciting opportunity for a Compliance Manager to join their busy Research Grants and Contracts department.

This post will lead on the development and implementation of processes and internal systems which will help ensure the Norwich Bioscience Institutes (NBI), and the research they undertake is compliant with the Nagoya Protocol (Compliance) Regulations. Working alongside colleagues in the Research Grants and Contracts Office you will also engage heavily with key stakeholders across the NBI’s (JIC, Earlham, QIB and TSL). You will need to provide a professional, effective, proactive and responsive service.

You will lead on identifying and implementing best practice, ensuring that processes and systems developed meet the needs of the Institutes, align with and compliment internal policy and provide a framework for compliance with external legislation.

Key Relationships

The Compliance Manager will be a member of the Research Grants and Contracts team. They will need to work closely in support of researchers across the institutes and their relevant Faculty Directorate/Institute representatives. They will need to liaise internally with other support functions and key internal stakeholders, as well as externally with other Institutes, HEI’s and National Focal Points in the UK and overseas.   

Main Activities & Responsibilities

Percentage
Compliance and System Development:
• Develop, implement and support a best practice administrative process regarding compliance including research contracts, assurance and due diligence.
• Work in collaboration with other NBIP functions to develop, or modify existing database(s) to record and store Nagoya relevant information in accordance with the legislation.
• Ensure researchers, and their activities, are fully compliant with legislation with respect to the Nagoya Protocol. Longer term the post may be able to expand into more general funder compliance.
• Assist researchers in ensuring that appropriate due diligence has been undertaken, and due diligence declarations have been made where needed.
• Assist researchers is ensuring that all necessary approvals and agreements are in place (Prior Informed consent, Mutually Agreed Terms, Material Transfer Agreements, licenses required under local or international legislation for example).
• Maintain accurate and searchable records on all data regarding compliance with Nagoya (questionnaires, agreements, communications, licenses)
65
Liaison and Management:
• Assist researchers with queries pertaining to material being in or out of scope of Nagoya
• Where required, provide training related to Nagoya Compliance.
• Ensure a trusted good working relationship with internal and external 'customers'.
20
Policies and Resources:
• Maintain a good understanding of and implement the Institutes' policies as they relate to the Nagoya Protocol.
• Develop and maintain an understanding of critical regulatory requirements and / or policy issues.
• Ensuring all resources and information are up to date and appropriately disseminated
15
As agreed with line manager, any other duties commensurate with the nature of the role

Person Profile

Education & Qualifications

Requirement
Importance
Educated to degree level
Essential

Specialist Knowledge & Skills

Requirement
Importance
Able to multi-task and manage diverse workloads and deliver to tight deadlines
Essential
Able to work independently within a broad framework
Essential
A problem solver prepared to propose solutions
Essential
Excellent organisational skills
Essential
Competence using a broad range of IT packages, Word, Excel, Email, databases and PowerPoint
Essential
Ability to assimilate information from a wide variety of sources
Essential
Sound knowledge and understanding of the Nagoya Protocol and the UK ABS Regulations
Desirable

Relevant Experience

Requirement
Importance
Previous experience working in a university or research organisation environment or similar
Essential
Practical experience of electronic records systems and portals
Essential

Interpersonal & Communication Skills

Requirement
Importance
Excellent communication skills
Essential
Ability to work well independently
Essential
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build good working relationships with colleagues
Essential
A team player able to work independently where necessary and to accept individual responsibility
Essential

Additional Requirements

Requirement
Importance
Applicants must have the right to work in the UK as we do not hold a Sponsorship Licence
Essential
Attention to detail
Essential
Promotes equality and values diversity
Essential
Willingness to work occasional longer hours as required
Essential
Willingness to embrace the expected values and behaviours of all staff at the Partnership, ensuring it is a great place to work.
Essential
Able to present a positive image of self and the Partnership
Essential

Who We Are

NBI Partnership

The NBI Partnership provides non-scientific services to the John Innes Centre (JIC), Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB), Earlham Institute (EI) and The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL). All of these organisations carry out scientific research funded by the UK Government, European Union, Charitable and Industrial Sponsors. The Partnership employs around 140 staff to cater for the needs of approximately 1100 Research Staff, Students and Visiting Scientists who are all located in close proximity on the Norwich Research Park.

The John Innes Centre, Quadram Institute Bioscience, the Earlham Institute and The Sainsbury Laboratory are registered charities (No’s 223852, 1058499, 1136213 and 106550) and are Equal Opportunity Employers.

For more information about working at NBI Partnership, please click here.

Department

Research Grants and Contracts

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Compliance Manager

The Norwich Bioscience Institutes Partnership (NBIP) has an exciting opportunity for a Compliance Manager to join their busy Research Grants and Contracts department.

Background:

The Norwich Bioscience Institutes are a cluster of internationally renowned research organisations, working to tackle major challenges of the 21st Century – the sustainability of our environment, our food supplies and healthy ageing. 

The NBI Partnership provides high quality, non-scientific support services for the diverse community of staff, students and visiting workers at the Institutes (the Earlham Institute, John Innes Centre, The Sainsbury Laboratory and Quadram Institute Bioscience) and for the NBI Partnership.

Based on the Norwich Research Park amongst 230 hectares of parkland, you will be joining a committed, professional and welcoming team.  In addition, you will enjoy a competitive salary and annual leave, our defined contribution pension scheme, excellent recreational facilities and a range of other employee benefits.

The NBI Partnership Research Grants and Contracts Office is highly respected, dynamic, professional, effective and results driven. It provides expert advice, guidance and management to the John Innes Centre, Quadram Institute Bioscience, The Earlham Institute and The Sainsbury Laboratory. The office supports scientists in identifying and winning grants from a wide variety of external funding sources including UKRI, the European Union (EU), and industry. In addition, the office negotiates and manages all research related contracts, ensuring freedom to operate, protection of interests, intellectual property and provision of appropriate indemnity.

The role:

This post will lead on the development and implementation of processes and internal systems which will help ensure the Norwich Bioscience Institutes, and the research they undertake is compliant with the Nagoya Protocol (Compliance) Regulations.

Working alongside colleagues in the Research Grants and Contracts Office, you will also engage heavily with key stakeholders across the NBI’s (JIC, Earlham, QIB and TSL). You will need to provide a professional, effective, proactive and responsive service.

You will lead on identifying and implementing best practice, ensuring that processes and systems developed meet the needs of the Institutes, align with and compliment internal policy and provide a framework for compliance with external legislation

The ideal candidate:

The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level with previous experience working within a research organisation or university. 

They will ideally have sound knowledge and understanding of the Nagoya Protocol and the UK ABS Regulations as well as practical experience of electronic records systems and portals.

They will be able to work independently within a broad framework, manage diverse workloads and successfully deliver to deadlines.

Additional information:

Salary on appointment will be within the range £42,050 to £51,950 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. This is a full-time post for a contract of 12 months.

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK as we do not hold a Sponsorship Licence.

The NBI Partnership is an equal opportunities and disability confident employer. We are committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining the best talent, and welcome all applications.

The closing date for applications will be 14 February 2023.