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Research Impact Development Officer

University of Leeds - School of Music

Location: Leeds
Salary: £30,487 to £36,024 pro-rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th February 2024
Closes: 12th March 2024
Job Ref: AHCMU1034

Salary: Grade 6 (£30,487 – 36,024 p.a.)

This role will be based on the university campus, with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner. We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

Do you have experience of supporting research activity and a thorough understanding of impact in the context of Higher Education? Do you possess experience of working with non-academic audiences, groups and organisations? Are you passionate about demonstrating the value of academic research to wider society?

The University of Leeds is one of the top 75 universities in the world.  We have a truly global community, with more than 39,000 students from 170 different countries and over 9,000 staff of 100 different nationalities.  Established in 1904, we have a strong tradition of academic excellence, reflected in first-class student education, along with world-leading research that has a real impact around the globe.  

This role aims to enhance the quality of, and build evidence for, the impact of research carried out in the School of Music. You will work closely with the Director of Impact in the School to record, and organise evidence of impact arising from staff research and support the integration of impact activities within research grant applications. You will carry out systematic reviews of impact excellence and best practice across the Arts and Humanities to inform strategic decisions about impact activity and training needs, including analysis of REF data. You will also assist in the planning and delivery of outward-facing activities such as workshops, public lectures and industry-focused events, working with non-academic audiences to maximise their impact. You will be based at the University of Leeds and appropriate mentorship and career development support will be provided in line with career stage as part of the role.

What we offer in return 

  • 26 days holiday plus approx.16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That’s 42 days a year! 
  • Generous pension scheme plus life assurance– the University contributes 14.5% of salary 
  • Generous pension scheme options plus life assurance 
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls. 
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team. 
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available. 

And much more!   

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:  

Professor Alinka Greasley, Director of Research & Innovation, School of Music  

Email:  A.E.Greasley@leeds.ac.uk

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