Engagement and Impact Officer


Location: Coventry
Salary: £25,298 to £28,453 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 9th August 2017
Closes: 24th August 2017
Reference: 1666858

Fixed term until 1 February 2019

WMG is seeking an Engagement and Impact Officer to support the project wide operation of the PETRAS Hub. PETRAS (Privacy, Ethics, Trust, Reliability, Acceptability and Security) is the UK Research Hub for the Cyber Security of the Internet of Things and is part of the government’s IoTUK programme. The Hub includes 9 academic partners and 110 industry organisations. The University of Warwick, led by the Cyber Security Centre (in which this post is based) is a core partner having significant strategic input to the project.

The Cyber Security Centre is a rapidly expanding multi-disciplinary centre with a wide range of projects from funders including Research Councils, Innovate UK, EC, Government, and industry. The Centre leads the cyber activity across the University of Warwick, and which is an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research, as recognised by EPSRC and GCHQ. The Cyber Security Centre draws on experience from academics and practitioners working across a number of disciplines to address significant challenges faced in protecting digitally-controlled physical systems and the people using and inhabiting them.

This is a varied role with the over-arching aim of linking industry and government with the PETRAS hub. This will involve establishing and maintaining communications and relationships between the hub and its partners, identifying (with support) and tracking impact created by the projects in the hub, and supporting the internal project communications and collaboration. This post is based at Warwick University, although there will be occasional travel to other sites in the UK (approximately twice a month), as the role works across the entire PETRAS hub as part of a growing impact team.

You will need to have excellent communication skills, an understanding of relationship management, and the ability and attention to detail to track the progress of relationships using a management database. An understanding of how universities can collaborate with the wider world and how they can deliver socioeconomic impact is essential.

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.