Head of Research Excellence

London (Greater) (GB)
30 May 2023
End of advertisement period
25 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

We are delighted to announce our search at the University of East London for the inaugural Head of Research Excellence. This institutional role will have responsibility for the development and delivery of the University of East London’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) strategy and submission in consultation with the Pro Vice-Chancellor Impact and Innovation, the Director of the Office for Postgraduates, Research and Engagement and the wider Impact and Innovation portfolio team. 

The University of East London is one of the most diverse and vibrant universities in the global capital. Our pioneering and forward-thinking vision is making a positive and significant impact to the communities we serve, inspiring both our staff and students to reach their full potential. Born in 1898 to serve the skills needs of the 2nd industrial revolution, the University of East London has commenced Year 5 of its transformational 10-year Vision 2028 strategic plan led by our Vice-Chancellor & President, Professor Amanda Broderick, to advance Industry 4.0 careers-1st education. We have a clear route-map to provide a springboard for the jobs and opportunities of the future; drive diversity in the 4.0 talent pipeline - working in partnership to promote talent wherever it is found; and to create an inclusive and sustainable, green future. 

The Research Excellence team is located in the Office for Postgraduates, Research and Engagement (OPRE) which provides holistic support for the development and implementation of the University of East London’s research, knowledge exchange and engagement strategies and activities. This includes providing support for research bid development, liaison with funders and post award delivery, initiatives to foster collaboration across the university, the facilitation of public and community engagement and provision of support for impact activities and tracking. 

We are seeking an experienced leader to develop and deliver the University of East London’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) strategy and submission and play a pivotal role in the development of a strategic plan which addresses the next phase of our flourishing research environment.   You will bring experience of providing expert knowledge and guidance regarding the Research Excellence Framework requirements, strategies for driving quality outputs and impact and the UK’s research policy environment. 

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds with the qualifications and experience to undertake this role, including under-represented groups.

Applications should consist of a covering letter, full CV detailing academic and professional qualifications, employment history, latest remuneration and relevant achievements.

The University of East London will be assisted in this appointment by global executive search firm Perrett Laver. For more information including on the required qualifications, skills, and experience, please visit: quoting the reference 6504

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 25th June. For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Eljoh Balajadia, (Research Associate)  

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