Research Impact Officer
Application closing date 08/12/2019
Location Preston Campus
Salary Grade/Salary: F (£25941-30046)
Job category/type Professional Services, Research
Research Services at the University of Central Lancashire works with the academic and research community to enable world-class research environments that deliver world-leading research. The primary purpose of this role is to help ensure the University of Central Lancashire maximises its research impact for the next Research Excellence Framework (REF), the UKs periodic review of research quality. The post holder will help to maximise the reach and significance of impact case studies by helping to gather, capture and evaluate evidence of impact, ensuring that evidence is correctly stored on the university’s research-impact evidence database, Vertigo Venture’s Impact Tracker. They will contribute to an enhanced understanding within the institution of funders’ impact policies and help raise the profile of the University of Central Lancashire’s research impacts externally. They will help provide training, guidance and support in planning and evidencing research impact. The post-holder will work closely with academic and research staff, the Impact Development Manager, the Director of Research Services, REF Unit of Assessment Co-ordinators and REF impact case study authors. The post holder will have experience of working in a higher education environment, preferably with experience of supporting academic research. The post holder should be educated to degree level or have equivalent experiential learning. They must demonstrate excellent written and interpersonal communication skills with particular attention to writing for different audiences.
Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.
School/Service: Research Services
Hours: Part time (21.75 hours per week - 0.6 FTE)
Basis: Fixed term contact for 18 months
Interview Date: To be confirmed