Research and Enterprise Officer

Southampton, United Kingdom
£32,348 to £39,745 per annum
28 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
25 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty Central (Arts and Humanities)

Location:  Avenue Campus
Salary:   £32,348 to £39,745 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Tuesday 25 October 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1990122NX

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is seeking an experienced and ambitious Research and Enterprise Officer to work in partnership with Faculty Senior Leadership and Research, Enterprise & Knowledge Exchange colleagues to deliver on key initiatives that contribute to the Faculty’s strategic vision for Research, Enterprise & Knowledge Exchange, and more widely with colleagues to advance cross-University related projects.

About the role

Your role will be managing the operations for primarily Enterprise and Knowledge Exchange activity, forming a close team with the existing Research & Enterprise Officer and working alongside the Associate Dean for Research & Enterprise to provide leadership and strategic direction for Research and Knowledge Exchange & Enterprise activities across the Faculty. Your role will provide  specialist support, advice and guidance for the implementation of the Faculty’s Research, Enterprise & Knowledge Exchange Strategies.

You will:

  • have experience of operationalising enterprise activities
  • have good working knowledge of research administration management, its cycle and its complexities 
  • have proven experience of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships or similar collaboration and innovation for growth methods
  • enjoy generating creative ‘commercialisation for social good’ solutions 
  • be an excellent communicator and able to build relationships both internally and externally
  • be an engaged team member, but also able to work independently. 

About the University

The University of Southampton is a research-driven institution, home to some of the world’s leading minds, expanding our knowledge, and passing it on to future generations. We aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a diverse culture of inclusion, respect, and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work.  

The School of Humanities is passionate about investigating what makes us human, from literature, language and music, to history, film and philosophical debate. Their research and education spans many disciplines, most of which are ranked in the top 10 across British universities.

Winchester School of Art is one of the UK’s leading art and design institutions and part of the University of Southampton. They are an international centre for ideas and innovation with a contemporary and distinctive outlook which ensures that they can meet the challenges of our creative future.

The University of Southampton promotes a healthy work life balance with a generous holiday allowance, defined benefit pension, flexible working, generous parental leave, and childcare provision. For more information on our benefits, please visit our human resources pages.

This post is offered on a full time permanent basis.

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Hannah Ley via    

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Janice Poon (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email  Please quote reference 1990122NX on all correspondence.

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