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Deputy Head of Impact and Knowledge Exchange

University of Cambridge - Cambridge Research Office

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £45,585 to £57,696
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th December 2023
Closes: 14th January 2024
Job Ref: EW37574

We are seeking a proactive, engaging and organised Deputy Head of  Impact and Knowledge to work with the Head of Impact and Knowledge Exchange and team members to ensure impact and knowledge exchange activities are appropriately supported across the University. The role holder will contribute to the development of the three key areas of focus for the team (assessment, culture and funding) and have specific responsibility for operational elements of the team, managing the three staff which make up the administrative and data analysis team, and REF impact development.

Helping to embed a culture of impact across the University and to increase impact literacy the role holder will contribute to the development of best practise in impact and knowledge exchange. The role-holder will have lead responsibility for the development of impact training materials and, both directly and through working with colleagues, will help to coordinate wider impact and knowledge exchange training opportunities as well as provide advice to both senior academics and administrators within departments and faculties across the University.

The role-holder will play a pivotal role in the next REF, working as a member of the REF Management Team to support and maintain the University's national and international reputation for excellence in research, initially by working with academic and administrative staff in a wide range of disciplines to embed a culture of Impact across the University.

You should bring experience of and understanding in the mechanisms of delivering research impact along with experience of impact development through submission to REF2021. The role holder will need to demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills to establish productive working relationships with academic, research and professional services colleagues across the University and beyond.

Your application should clearly set out how you meet the criteria listed in the person specification (the skills and experience required for the role) along with relevant examples. Candidates will be shortlisted based on these criteria.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

The University is supportive of hybrid working, where some work is undertaken on University premises and some in a remote working environment. The aim of our approach is to enable as many staff as possible to work in a hybrid way if they wish and where their role allows. This role requires onsite attendance at Old Schools further details of which should be discussed with the recruiting manager during the interview process.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/41913.

If you would like more information about this role, informal enquiries can be directed by email to Louise Atkins, Email: louise.atkins@admin.cam.ac.uk

If you have questions about the application process, contact CROrecruitment@admin.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference EW37574 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. 

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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