Research & Impact Strategy Manager (Policy & Planning)

Exeter, Devon (GB)
Starting salary from £35,211 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.
25 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Research & Impact Strategy Manager (Policy & Planning)

Starting salary from £35,211 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.

Reference Number:  R33488 

Research Services  

This full-time post is available from 3 January 2019 on a permanent basis.
The University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities.  We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. The University of Exeter has over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and has been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.

About the role
This is an important role supporting Exeter's Research & Impact Strategy and vision. The post holder acts as Secretary to the University's Research and Impact Executive Group which is chaired by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Impact) and oversees and manages the implementation of that strategy.

The role provides the strategic and planning interface between Colleges and the Research Services Directorate, the Innovation, Impact and Business Directorate and the Doctoral College into the University's Research Planning Process. The post holder also oversees the strategic government and risk management of those directorates, developing highly effective policies as required.

About you

  • You will be interested in supporting and shaping institutional research strategies;
  • Have a good understanding of complex planning across multiple strands of activities and structures;
  • Be able to influence and be a strong negotiator; be a strong communicator and brilliant at creating networks.
  • You will need to be able to make connections between different opportunities and issues and to identify and link the right people from across the university; 
  • Have a good understanding of the UK's research and impact funding landscape; 
  • Have excellent attention to detail.

What we can offer you

  • Significant insight into the development of  cross-cutting and institutional research and impact strategies;
  • Exposure to senior decision making processes within a research and impact environment;
  • Strong understanding of approaches to financial planning for research and impact within a University
  • A good overview of how a research community and culture is fostered and shaped. 

For further information, please contact Sumi David, or (01392) 722322. 

The University offers some fantastic benefits including 41 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, onsite gym, cycle to work scheme, sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy; and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter. If you are not currently in Exeter please have a look at our website for some further information on what a beautiful part of the country we are based in.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer. We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under represented in the workforce.