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FASS Arts and Humanities, Impact Acceleration Account, Project Officer

Surrey, United Kingdom
£17,154 to £21,078 per annum pro rata (0.5 FTE)
Closing date
23 Apr 2023


Location: Guildford
Salary: £17,154 to £21,078 per annum pro rata (0.5 FTE)
Post Type: Part Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 23 April 202
Reference: 016823

The faculty is looking for an experienced, proactive and confident project officer to work on the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) Arts and Humanities (AH) Impact Acceleration Account (IAA). This is an exciting and varied role which would suit someone who is able to thrive in a busy and fast-paced environment.

The successful candidate will be able to multi-task and manage a varied workload, providing essential operational and project management support to the successful delivery of the AH IAA aims and objectives. The post-holder will act as the first point of contact for academics delivering funded IAA projects, and will work closely with the IAA Manager contributing to all activity streams of the IAA. In addition, the successful candidate will be confident preparing and analysing budget reports and financial spend, as well as providing support in a secretariat capacity to executive committees, and communicating with academics and providing support for them to develop research impact pathways. Familiarity with the production and promotion of online communications and resources will be helpful, as will previous experience organising and delivering events and engagement activities with stakeholders. Occasional evening, early morning and weekend work will be required to support some training programmes and events.

You will be familiar with and interested in the Higher Education research and impact agenda and the work of AHRC, and ideally have had previous experience with arts and humanities disciplines and/or engagement with research stakeholders. You will be able to develop relationships and manage communication with a wide range of internal and external audiences. You should possess good IT skills, including MS Office, and be familiar with or willing to learn the different University IT systems.

In addition to your salary, you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement, defined pension scheme, exclusive discounted membership for the Surrey Sports Park and on-site childcare facilities.

This is a fixed-term (funded until 31/03/2025) 0.5 FTE role with flexibility on working pattern and hours for the right candidate.

For any informal enquiries, please contact Dr Tamsin Woodward-Smith on

It is envisaged that interviews will take place during week commencing 28th March 2023.

Further details: Job Description

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate, flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community. Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.

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