Research Impact Facilitator
School/Department: Research & Innovation
Based at: Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work: 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range £35,559 to £39,434 per annum with potential progression to £48,855 per annum
Apply by: 21/06/2023
Research Impact Facilitator
We welcome applications from motivated and enthusiastic candidates with a strong interest in supporting and enabling research impact.
About the Role
The Research Impact Facilitator will play a key role in developing and communicating the impact of the University’s research (i.e. the ‘real-world’ benefits of our research). Working with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, you will build effective relationships, tools and processes to capture research impact, leading to a repository of impact projects and case studies. These will be used to promote Cranfield’s research both internally and externally, and to support submission to national research assessment exercises (eg the Research Excellence Framework). You will provide comprehensive advice and support to academics, research staff and professional services on all aspects of research impact, to support a sustainable and effective impact pipeline.
This is an opportunity to join an award-winning, supportive team and environment, with exciting opportunities for career development.
We are looking for candidates with previous experience of working in a research environment with a strong interest in supporting and enabling research impact. You will be educated to degree level (or equivalent experience) and have previous experience of building strong working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders across a broad range of seniority. It is essential that you have excellent communication skills including writing, editing and presentation skills, and the ability to convey complex information clearly to a range of audiences. A postgraduate degree or research experience in a subject within Cranfield’s thematic research areas would be an advantage.
As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.
The Research and Innovation Office (RIO) supports researchers in working together to achieve excellence and impact in delivering the University’s vision for research and innovation, and reports to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation.
Our Values and Commitments
Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.
We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families. Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.
Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.
How to apply
For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Mel Nakisa, Research Excellence Manager on (E): email@example.com or Emma Hare, Head of Research Excellence, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Closing date for receipt of applications: 21 June 2023
Interviews to be held: w/c 10 July 2023