Public Engagement Officer

Leeds, United Kingdom
£27,511 to £32,817 p.a.
05 Dec 2019
End of advertisement period
16 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you a team player? Do you have experience of event management? Do you want to be involved in embedding public engagement institution-wide?

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our dedicated Public Engagement with Research (PE) team to help implement and facilitate the delivery of our vision and strategic plan for public engagement as part of engaged research.

The PE officer will be reporting to the head of the PE team and will be part of the wider Research and Innovation Service team working closely with staff across the whole institution.

You must have experience of event management or public/patient engagement and be able to work effectively and proactively with colleagues within the University and other local partners. You will be educated to degree level or have equivalent experience with excellent organisational and interpersonal skills. You will need to quickly create and maintain strong working relationships with staff at all levels throughout the organisation and external to the University, be effective across a range of formal and informal teams and be a team player.

The PE team leads and manages the creation of a culture where excellent public engagement with research is better embedded within the University of Leeds and appropriately included within its policies, procedures and practices. We are taking an integrated approach which operates across the breadth of our institution and extends to all research disciplines. Specifically, our strategic approach for public engagement with research aims to make PE supported, valued, and rewarded; and integrated within policies, practices and procedures.

This post provides an exciting opportunity to be involved in further embedding public engagement at the University of Leeds and being part of an enthusiastic and dedicated team.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Alexa Ruppertsberg, Public Engagement Team Leader

Tel: +44 (0) 113 343 1149, email:

Location:     Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:     Professional Services
School/Institute:     Research & Innovation Service
Category:     Administrative and Clerical Support
Grade:     Grade 6
Salary:     £27,511 to £32,817 p.a.
Post Type:     Full Time
Contract Type:     Ongoing
Release Date:     Tuesday 03 December 2019
Closing Date:     Monday 16 December 2019
Interview Date:     Thursday 09 January 2020
Downloads:     Candidate Brief