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Research, Impact and Knowledge Exchange Manager

University of Bristol - Faculty of Arts

Location: Bristol
Salary: £44,706 to £50,296 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th October 2021
Closes: 19th October 2021
Job Ref: SUPP107700

The role

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding individual to the post of Research, Impact and Knowledge Exchange Manager in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Bristol.

The postholder champions research, impact and knowledge exchange, and is responsible for a range of initiatives to enhance and support the high quality research taking place in the Faculty. This includes through close working with the Faculty Research Directors and through leadership of the Faculty Research Office.

The postholder also provides specialist professional expertise to proactively embed the understanding and collection of research impact across the Faculty and the development and dissemination of cutting-edge research beyond the Faculty.

What will you be doing?

The Research, Impact and Knowledge Exchange Manager provides knowledge of the research policy and funding landscape to support academic staff to produce high quality research and impacts. They provide professional leadership of the Faculty Research Office and develop and support the delivery of a range of initiatives to further the research initiatives and reputation of the Faculty.  

The postholder will develop project plans and oversee their implementation, formulate guidance and provide advice, training and communications to support research and its impact dissemination.

You should apply if

This is an exciting opportunity for a forward-thinking and enthusiastic manager, with experience of working at a senior level in large complex organisations, preferably within the higher education sector. You should have excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills and be a proven strategic thinker with a strong track record in building and maintaining co-operative relationships at all levels.

You will be capable of providing strong leadership and will have a record of establishing innovative and practical solutions within a complex environment. You will be a self-starter with ambition and drive.

Additional information

For informal queries please contact Michelle Coupland (, Faculty Manager (Arts) or Heather Williams (, Research Impact and Knowledge Exchange Manager

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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