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Case Study | Research Grants

Posted on June 2022

University of Hertfordshire campus

Proving our value in specialist higher education recruitment

Recruiting for two research grant coordinators with specific skills sets, University of Hertfordshire partnered with Venn Group as a proven supplier in this field

Priorities supported:

  • Two interim research grant coordinators experienced in costing research proposals

  • A trusted supplier with a proven track record in specialist research recruitment

  • A consultancy able to interrogate the detail of candidates’ costing experience prior to shortlist

 Experience applied:

  • As a leading supplier in higher education recruitment, research appointments are one of the core deliveries within our service

  • Having previously recruited for this department, we were referred to the line manager with confidence

  • Understanding the high demand of this niche skill, we constantly monitor the candidate market to ensure we are a reliable resource for advice and supply within this field

  • Our wealth of experience recruiting in this field has given our consultants an in-depth knowledge of the elements and intricacies of the experience needed

Outcomes delivered:

  • Drawing on our constantly maintained research talent pool, we had instant visibility on active candidates and rates required

  • Contacting fourteen candidates, we shortlisted to four who then wrote statements on their costing experience to accompany their applications

  • Our shortlist was interviewed and tested, and the end-to-end recruitment process was less than a week

  • Providing the client with total transparency of each candidate’s situation allowed us to move with speed and counter any offers, securing the successful candidates in this competitive market

“Proactive and quick to respond to meet our needs/requests. All candidates sent to us matched the brief.”

 Director of Research Office

 To find out more about our specialist education recruitment service click here