Research Communications and Impact Manager

University of Oxford - Department of Politics and International Relations

Manor Road Building, Manor Road, Oxford

The Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) is seeking to appoint to a new role of Research Communications and Impact Manager.

This is an exciting new role, vital in taking forward the Department’s communications work, particularly in the area of research and in progressing the Department’s Impact work in the run up to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise. The Research Communications and Impact Manager will be a key member of the department’s administrative team, managing other communications staff, and working closely with administrative and academic colleagues involved in research, reporting to the Head of Administration and Finance.

You will have a range of responsibilities that include presenting research to a variety of audiences including policy-makers and the public. You will also find innovative ways of promoting DPIR research and teaching activity within the University and externally through Social Media, Newsletters and Podcasts.

As the ideal candidate you will have an honours degree in politics or a related field and have a strong understanding of research Impact (as defined by the REF and research councils). You will be up to date with current affairs and have excellent interpersonal skills, and as a result will build successful relationships with external collaborators and other partners. You will have strong IT, research, analytical and writing skills, as well as experience with interviewing and group discussions.

The role, which is offered on a full-time, permanent basis will be based in the Department of Politics and International Relations in the Manor Road Building, Oxford and is available for immediate start.

The duties, responsibilities and skills required are described in more detail in the further particulars, which also contain details on how to apply. Informal enquiries are encouraged and should be directed to Pip Elphick, Head of Administration and Finance using the email address below.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 6 October 2017.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy is changing. With effect from October 1 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above will have a retirement age of 68, and all employees at Grades 6 and 7 will no longer have a set retirement age. Further details are available at:

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