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Research Impact Manager

Edge Hill University - Research Office

Location: Ormskirk
Salary: £35,326 to £39,739 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 15th November 2021
Closes: 5th December 2021
Job Ref: EHA1490-1121
 

Make a difference, every day, to the lives of our students.

About You

With excellent knowledge and understanding of the research process and the REF, you will have a strong track record of supporting the development of impact from academic research and the preparation of impact case studies. You will have effective interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with academic colleagues from across a wide range of disciplines and with colleagues in other professional support service roles

To be successful, you will have demonstrable influencing and networking skills, with the ability to influence and persuade key decision makers internally and externally. With excellent analytical skills you will be able to manage complex information effectively and will be able to develop and successfully implement solutions to problems.

About the Role

This role creates an excellent opportunity to lead, develop and expand the University’s impact support service. You will have the opportunity to continue the development of research and research impact culture at Edge Hill University, and to work with an exciting diverse range of impact projects.

Working closely with colleagues across the University, you will be responsible for developing impact activities and ensuring that impact activities are appropriately embedded into the research lifecycle in order to create the right environment and opportunities for impact as defined in the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Rewards/Benefits

You will benefit from 25 days annual leave plus 13 bank holiday and University closure days per annum. We aim to provide our staff with a positive work life balance and have a range of schemes in place to support this. Your continued professional development is as important to us as it is to you and we demonstrate this through our investment in your CPD activity.

You will be automatically enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme and have access to our staff benefits platform, which provides you with discounts across the high street to help you save money on your everyday spending such as supermarket shopping, cinema tickets, dining out and more. We also offer discounted membership to our state-of-the-art sport and leisure facilities.

About Us

Edge Hill University is “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education.

You’ll be working for a multi award-winning institution that has been named Modern University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 and shortlisted for the overall UK University of the Year award. Edge Hill has also recently been awarded University of the Year in the Educate North Awards (2021) in recognition of our continued commitment to deliver an exceptional student experience and the exceptional progress we have made to deliver investment and innovation over the past 12 months, while placing students at the heart of everything we do.
The University has judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and highly commended in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017 for Workplace of the Year.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact: Anna Grey, Director of the Research Office - anna.grey@edgehill.ac.uk

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.

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