Research & Enterprise Officer

Southampton, United Kingdom
£34,314 to £41,931 Per annum
02 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
29 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty Central (Arts and Humanities)

Location:  Avenue Campus
Salary:   £34,314 to £41,931 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Thursday 29 June 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2320023NX

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities (FAH) is seeking a Research and Enterprise Officer to work proactively with academic and professional service colleagues to deliver on key initiatives that contribute to the Faculty’s strategic vision for Research, Enterprise & Knowledge Exchange.

About the role:

This role will work in partnership with the existing Research & Enterprise Officer and alongside the FAH Associate Dean for Research & Enterprise, Impact Framework Manager, and other colleagues to provide to develop and implement the Research & Enterprise strategy across the Faculty, aligning with the aims of the University’s Research and Enterprise strategies. Although the role will provide broad support for the research environment in the Faculty, it will focus on providing specialist support to impact activities, providing advice and working alongside academic colleagues across the Faculty. You will improve the Faculty’s approach to evidencing research impact, and provide Faculty leadership for the Research Excellence Framework cycle and Impact Acceleration Accounts. The role will also provide leadership and line management to Research Administration colleagues.

You will:

  • have proven experience of supporting research activity in higher education (and ideally specific experience of the Research Excellence Framework)
  • have good working knowledge of research administration, and ideally experience of managing Impact Acceleration Accounts or similar
  • have exceptional writing skills to support funding applications
  • apply analytic and evaluative skills to research and enterprise activities
  • be an excellent communicator and able to build relationships both internally and externally

This post is offered on a full time permanent basis. The post holder will be required to spend time at University locations in both Southampton and Winchester. We also support hybrid working arrangements to support a positive work-life balance.

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.

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