Impact Officer

Research and Innovation

Do you have excellent science writing skills, the ability to identify key elements to build case studies and excellent project management experience? If so, we have an exciting opportunity to join our expanding Research Impact Team as an Impact Officer.

Managed by a Research Impact Manager within Research and Innovation Services (RIS), you will work closely with unit of assessment leads, directors of research, impact case study authors and research assistants to support the preparation of impact case studies and information for environment statements for the REF submission in November 2020.

We'd like to hear from you if you can:

-Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills, provide editorial advice on case study content and liaise widely with academic staff, demonstrating the ability to interact with staff at all levels to influence outcomes.

-Identify impacts, evidence to corroborate impacts claimed, and support on the development and implementation of case study action plans in accordance with REF guidance.

-Deliver project management expertise alongside an understanding of research impact and experience of working in a research/evaluation environment.

The role is available as a full time position. However, flexible working and an0.8fte contract is an option, subject to discussions.

About Northumbria University

Northumbria is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. We are in the UK top 50 for research power and were recognised by Times Higher Education as having the biggest rise in research power of any university in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

We create and apply knowledge for the benefit of individuals, communities and the economy and, through excellent research, teaching and innovation, the University is pledged to transforming lives and making a powerful contribution to social, cultural and economic development.

With our vibrant and friendly atmosphere on campus, we will make you feel right at home and you will have access to excellent benefits and rewards.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Alisha Peart, Research Impact Manager, on 0191 349 5915 or

Please note interviews will be held on 12th September 2019.

To apply for this vacancy please click‘ Apply Now’, and submit a detailed Covering Letter, which demonstrates how you meet the person specification, as well as an up-to-date CV.

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.

Please note this vacancy will close on 01/09/2019

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