REF and Impact Officer

University of Nottingham - Arts

Location: University Park

Salary: £28,982 to £37,768 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Applications are invited for the above post based in the Faculty of Arts. This post has key responsibility in co-ordinating the Faculty of Arts’ Research Evaluation Framework (REF) submission processes, in particular the development and submission of REF Impact Case Studies. The role holder will work closely with the academic community, including School Directors of Research, School Impact Officers, academic and administrative colleagues across the Faculty and colleagues responsible for REF and KE support services in the wider University. Duties will include intelligence gathering from external sources, providing guidance on what makes a high quality impact submission and developing resources for UoA and REF co-ordinators to ensure that there is a good understanding of REF requirements and to develop best practice in relation to REF impact case studies; working with academic colleagues to develop potential impact/Knowledge Exchange projects, some of which may be included as REF Impact case studies for current and future REF cycles; supporting milestone reviews; co-ordinating and contributing to a programme of training and sharing of best practice activities and supporting systems and communications.

Candidates should be educated to degree level (or equivalent) or have significant relevant experience, together with a good knowledge of HE sector policies regarding REF and support for the development of Research, Knowledge Exchange and Impact, evaluation mechanisms for tracking impact and eligibility requirements for REF case studies. In addition, candidates should have excellent written and oral communication skills including writing for lay and specialist audiences, proven analytical and problem-solving capabilities, experience of identifying key issues from a range of written material, project management and working within teams and with multiple stakeholders and the ability to work calmly under pressure and use own initiative.

This is a permanent, full-time post. The role holder will be based in the Centre for Advanced Studies, Highfield House, University Park.

Applicants are asked to submit a CV with their application.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Sally Bowden, tel: 0115 951 14593 or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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