Social Impact Projects Officer

University of Leicester - Estates and Facilities Management Division

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2020

Together our staff and students are discovering innovative ways to change the world for the better and there has never been a more exciting time for you to join us. We are one of the top universities worldwide and have an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. We are led by discovery and innovation, with the synergy between research and learning at the core of our activity.

The Social Impact Team is leading on the University’s new Social Impact Enabling Strategy, which aims to enhance our social, economic & physical environments by embedding social awareness and sustainability into our DNA. As part of this expanded portfolio, the team is also expanding as the University is investing in this agenda to maintain and even improve our position as a nationally recognised, socially responsible and sustainable organisation.

The Social Impact Strategy cuts across the whole University so the SI Project Officer will work with a supportive, dynamic and innovative team to project manage specific projects, including staff engagement and behaviour change.

This post will also develop and implement key social impact projects to help to achieve the strategic targets. This includes supporting SMEs (Small Medium Enterprises) in Leicester and Leicestershire via the Leicester Innovation Hub, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, to identify and implement social, economic and physical environmental initiatives utilising volunteers at the University. Applicants can anticipate a flexible role with opportunities to grow and develop in a uniquely varied field.

The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level standard (or equivalent) and have previous experience of project management and delivery. You will have excellent IT skills be an excellent communicator with a variety of audiences and media. You will have the ability to manage a varied workload with varying deadlines whilst juggling the needs of stakeholders. A confident problem solver, you will be pro-active and self-motivated. A good understanding and interest in sustainability and social issues is also essential.

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Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Dr Sandra Lee at sll33@le.ac.uk

The closing date for this vacancy is midnight 18th December 2017.

We anticipate that interviews will be held on 8th January 2018.

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