Assistant Research Impact Manager Ref 10576

School/department: University of Sussex Business School
Hours: Part time hours up to a maximum of 21.9 hours per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: Permanent  
Reference: 10576
Salary: Starting at £31,411 rising to £35,333 per annum (pro rata if part time)
Placed on: 24 January 2023
Closing date: 06 March 2023 Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: TBC
Expected start date: ASAP

Job description

The University of Sussex Business School is seeking an Assistant Research Impact Manager to join the busy and highly successful Research Impact, Communications & Engagements (RICE) team. The team plays a vital role in delivering the School Research Strategy, which facilitates the production of world-class research across our 5 academic departments; ensuring our high-quality research is effectively disseminated and its benefits shared with stakeholders the world over, including governments, think tanks, businesses, charities and others.

Our research is renowned for tackling some of the greatest challenges of our time, from post-Brexit trade and the societal impacts of innovation, to climate change and the challenges of achieving the sustainable development goals. Our work is among the most highly cited in the world and our research income levels are consistently among the highest of any business school in the country.

This Assistant Research Impact Manager post is offered at the equivalent of 3 days per week (0.6 FTE), as part of a job share with our current Assistant Research Impact Manager. The role is crucial in supporting the School’s efforts to optimise the real-world benefits of its research, maximising its usefulness for our stakeholders. The Assistant Research Impact Managers will work closely together in order to deliver a full range of impact support services to our academic staff, including advising on ways to achieve impact, designing impact plans for research applications, monitoring and evaluating instances of impact, and preparing impact case studies for the REF and for other reporting purposes.

Please contact Richard Taylor, Senior Research Manager, for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

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You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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