Impact and Engagement Officer

Research and Innovation Services

Could you help maximise the benefits of Northumbria University’s research, and broaden and deepen its positive impacts on society?

As an Impact and Engagement Officer in Northumbria University’s Impact Team, you will work proactively and in partnership with professional and academic colleagues to catalyse, facilitate and support impact activities that will lead to economic, social and policy changes. We want you to support Northumbria’s impact culture, assisting researchers to extend the reach and significance of their impact through activities such as knowledge mobilisation and exchange, IP, commercialisation, and other routes pathways to impact, and support impact integration and evaluation in grant applications and funded research projects.

As a member of the Impact Team, you will make a significant contribution to future research assessment exercises and manage a portfolio of impact case studies, working with senior department and faculty colleagues to proactively plan and support their development. You will use your knowledge of research impact within funding and assessment exercises to develop and deliver training, provide one-to-one support, and proactively identify opportunities.

This role provides opportunities to engage with external stakeholders and you will be expected to develop and maintain your own networks for impact development, including local, regional, and national networks for policy and public engagement.

You will have:

  • A strong understanding of research impact in its widest context including the multiple routes to impact
  • Knowledge of research management in HE, including an excellent understanding of impact requirements in research assessments (REF).
  • Ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with academic and professional colleagues, and external stakeholders, with credibility to engage and influence.
  • Excellent project management and written and verbal communication skills.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Lucy Jowett, Research Impact Manager, 

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now’ and submit a Covering Letter and your CV and where relevant any documents specifically requested in the Role Description and Person Specification.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.

We welcome applications from the UK and across the world. Visit our web pages for details about the Relocation Assistance Scheme

Northumbria University is an on-campus organisation where colleagues work regular patterns of hours and on campus, with some flexibility on the timing of their hours and the location of their work in discussion with their manager. 

Please note this vacancy will close on 14/09/2022

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