Research Development Officer - EDACS

University of Birmingham - College of Arts and Law

Fixed term until September 2018

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £26,495 to £28,936. With potential progression once in post to £32,548 a year.

The Research Development Officer in EDACS post will play an important role in raising the profile of the School’s impact and research agendas and in increasing public engagement with academic research. Drawing upon their understanding of research in Higher Education, s/he will work closely with relevant colleagues within and outside the School to support the delivery of high-quality research and excellent REF impact case studies. The post-holder will also work closely with the College Research Planning Officer to support the monitoring and evaluation of impact activities for REF 2021.

The post holder will be proactive in establishing effective relationships with academic and Professional Services colleagues (e.g. Research and Knowledge Transfer, Research Communications, Research Planning) from within the School/College and across the University. S/he will also look to maintain and develop high quality external partner links, as appropriate.

The post holder will have a keen eye for detail, an ability to problem-solve and deal with unexpected situations, and the ability to think creatively in order to add value to new and existing research and impact activities. Working on a range of activities simultaneously, s/he will have strong written and oral communication skills; excellent organisational and project management skills; an ability to prioritise tasks and to manage workload; and a flexible, customer service-oriented approach. S/he will promote a positive image of the School to a wide range of stakeholders including external speakers, business and cultural partners, opinion formers and the local community. The successful candidate will also be required to use judgement in problem-solving and to work effectively with staff at all levels within the School and College.

The post holder will have a desk on the Edgbaston campus but occasionally will need to travel between the University’s Edgbaston campus, Drama and Theatre Arts in Selly Oak and the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford. The post holder also may, on rare occasions, be required to work evenings, weekends or occasional public holidays as necessary in order to meet service requirements.

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The University of Birmingham is an equal opportunity employer.

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