Director of the Research Office

Ormskirk, Lancashire
£66,888 to £75,108 per annum
14 Jun 2021
End of advertisement period
23 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Director of the Research Office
Research Office
Location:     Ormskirk
Salary:     £66,888 to £75,108 per annum
Post Type:     Full Time
Closing Date:     Wednesday 23 June 2021
Reference:     EHM0114-0621

Make a difference, every day, to the lives of our staff and students.

About You
We are seeking an individual with resilience and ambition with exceptional leadership and motivational skills and experience of team leadership in a complex environment.  

You will demonstrate expert knowledge of research governance, as well as strategic awareness of REF and KEF agendas. To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrable experience of research development, with the ability to support others to generate research funding as well as being able to significantly contribute to the assurance of quality and standards. 

About the Role 
The Research Office seeks to be an excellent professional support service for researchers and PGR students based on expert knowledge and understanding. We aim to provide high quality services including bid support, post-award project management, targeted internal research support funds, providing a robust research governance environment, a comprehensive researcher development programme from PGRs to professors. Our goal is that the hard work that both academics and PSS staff working in research support is recognised by an improved outcome in REF2021.

Edge Hill University has been improving its research performance year on year for the last decade. Having started from a modest base, over 50% of our academic staff are now research active and grant income has risen sharply as have successful PhD completions, without our having lost our focus on what it took to achieve TEF Gold. This ambitious trajectory is set to continue. If you are someone who can contribute positively to this ambition, we would love to hear from you.

Working at Edge Hill means working in a distinctly empowering environment, where culture and collaboration are valued above traditional process-driven thinking. This is a workplace where you can really make a difference.

As a senior colleague at Edge Hill University you will have access to a generous pension scheme, with optional corporate healthcare and extensive development opportunities.

About Us
“A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education. 
We are recognised for our outstanding achievements in student satisfaction, staff engagement, graduate employment and innovation as well as our strengthening research profile, investment and growth. The Times Higher ‘University of the Year’ award also celebrated our distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

The University has been ranked Best University Workplace (Times Higher Education 2015), judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and highly commended in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017 for Workplace of the Year.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing professionals.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact:
Professor George Talbot at Talbotg@edgehill.ac.uk

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.