Research Impact Coordinator (Fixed term)

Updated: 11 months ago
Location: The City of Brighton and Hove, ENGLAND
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 19 Sep 2020

School/department: University of Sussex Business School
Hours: Full time and part time hours considered up to a maximum of 36.5 hours per week.  Requests for flexible working options will be considered subject to business need.
ContractFixed term until 30 November 2020, with the possibility of a short extension
Salary: Starting at £29,515 to £33,199 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 13 August 2019
Closing date: Friday 6 September 2019.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date:19/20 September 2019
Expected start date:TBC

Job description

The University of Sussex Business School seeks to recruit a Research Impact Coordinator who will be charged with continuing the preparation of the School’s impact case portfolio for the upcoming REF 2021 exercise. The REF is an exercise of critical importance for the University’s academic reputation and financial position, and the impact case studies are worth 25% of the total outcome for the submission.

The post holder will work closely with the DRaKE, Research Manager, Research Communications Manager and academic faculty to prepare the School’s impact case portfolio for REF2021. This will include: guiding, writing and refining REF impact case studies; ensuring eligibility and compliance with REF guidance; facilitating evidence gathering and collation; leading the School’s participation in the University’s impact review processes and managing the submission of impact case studies to the REF.

Working closely with the Research Communications Manager, the post holder will also work more broadly to maximise and communicate impact generation of research across the School. This will include monitoring policy processes to identify engagement opportunities and providing high-level communications support to facilitate engagement and knowledge exchange with external research audiences.

The successful candidate will have excellent professional skills in communication and editorial work, with a track record of producing effective material for both generalist and specialist audiences, and with a detailed understanding of REF policy.

Informal enquiries may be made to Katherine Davies ( ) 

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How to apply

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