Impact Development Manager – 0339-23-R

Lancaster University

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£37,386 to £43,155

Closing Date:  

Monday 12 June 2023

Interview Date:  

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Interviews will be held on either 22nd or 23rd June 2023.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of professionals and academics driving the research impact agenda and Research Excellence Framework (REF) submissions at Lancaster. The Impact Development Manager will work closely with key contacts in the university’s Research and Enterprise Services and Lancaster’s Faculty of Science and Technology’s senior research leaders, and academic staff. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join the team to take on a varied and demanding role.  You will work with senior leaders to work on the development and delivery of the research impact strategy, culture, training and activities within the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST). You will work with staff across FST to lead the production of high-quality REF impact case studies, including offering guidance, collecting and analysing data to evidence impact, and redrafting content where required.

You will have experience of working in a research environment within Higher Education. Knowledge of the research impact landscape is essential and experience in relation to REF is desirable. An ability to communicate clearly, concisely and professionally with an internal audience and external collaborators and research ‘end-users’ will be important. 

This role would suit an excellent communicator with a pro-active approach and the ability to plan and manage time and conflicting priorities. We support a flexible working environment and welcome applications from internal applicants looking for a secondment to further their career. The role is fixed term until 31 July 2024 in the first instance to cover a secondment of the substantive post-holder.  Although advertised as a full time post, requests for part-time and flexible working will be considered and should be outlined within the covering letter. 

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic people for this role in order to increase our staff diversity in this part of the University. 

Research Services is part of the university’s Research and Enterprise Services Division and provides expert advice, guidance and administrative support to Lancaster University’s research community in the development of bids for externally funded research and the administration of successfully awarded grants and contracts. The team provides a range of research support activities at both pre- and post-award including advice on funders’ terms and conditions, proposal preparation, costing and pricing and post-award grant administration for research grants and contracts from a diverse range of researcher funders.

As a truly global and inclusive university, it is no surprise that Lancaster University is committed to creating an environment where everyone can thrive and fulfil their potential.  Students from over one hundred countries make up our diverse campus and over half of our students come from outside the UK.  Lancaster is an open and welcoming community that values equality and diversity.  Our promotion of global values ensures Lancaster is a welcoming environment for all students and staff.

We are proactive in engagement with our staff to help us understand the lived experiences of our university community and to understand how we are doing in creating a fairer and more inclusive University.  Our multi-faith Chaplaincy Centre is a welcoming place for people of all faiths and none.  It includes facilities for the Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islam and Jewish faiths and also a Muslim Prayer Room.

Please contact Jamie Hodge [email protected] (up to 26 May) or Becky Gordon b.gordo[email protected] (29 May – 9 June) for any informal enquiries.

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Please note: Unless specified otherwise in the advert wording, all advertised roles are UK based.

The University provides an environment that strongly
supports the individual needs of each employee, whilst promoting the importance
of wellbeing for all our colleagues. We have a range of support networks available for our employees, and more information on these can be found on the ‘Working at Lancaster’ information page.

We are committed to family-friendly and flexible
working policies on an individual basis. The University recognises and
celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address all inequality in
higher education.

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community regardless of their age, religion, gender identity or expression,
race, disability or sexual orientation, and are 
committed to promoting
diversity, and equality of opportunity.

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