Back to search results

Communities Engagement Manager

University of Exeter - Research Services

Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be from £36,382 pro rata on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 1st October 2021
Closes: 24th October 2021
Job Ref: S59640

This part time (0.5FTE) post is available from 10 January 2022 on a fixed term basis until 31 December 2022

Summary of the role

We are looking for a Communities Engagement Manager (CEM) who will take forward the Communities Engagement for a major research initiative in the University, the Wellcome-funded Translational Research Exchange (TREE). TREE brings together scientists from quantitative disciplines including mathematics, computer science and physics with those from biology, biomedicine and clinical sciences to enable breakthroughs in biomedical and clinical research. It currently employs six research fellows and a cohort of PhD students. The Centre is supported by the Wellcome Trust through an Institutional Strategic Support Fund to the University.

The CEM will: act as a champion, and initial point of contact, for engagement with the public and relevant communities; develop and strengthen links with relevant individuals, communities and groups who have an interest in engaging with, and shaping new, research opportunities; lead on the organisation of relevant workshops, seminars and events supporting our activities.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.                                                                     

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Exeter is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City. In 2019, Devon was voted as having the best quality of life of anywhere in England and Wales, making it a popular choice for both work and study.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity at Exeter

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Since 2019, the university has also signed an Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating the University’s commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce. 


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Further information

Please contact Roz Harrison, Cluster Lead and Senior Research Development Manager for Health and Bio Environment,

We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Advert information

Type / Role:

Subject Area(s):


Job tools
More jobs from University of Exeter

Show all jobs for this employer …

More jobs like this
Join in and follow us

Browser Upgrade Recommended has been optimised for the latest browsers.

For the best user experience, we recommend viewing on one of the following:

Google Chrome Firefox Microsoft Edge