Impact Fellow in Psychology Ref 7370

School/department: University of Sussex Business School
Hours:Full-time. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract:fixed term until 30 April 2023, with the possibility of extension, subject to funding
Reference: 7370
Salary: starting at £34,304 to £40,927 per annum
Placed on: 07 February 2022
Closing date: 04 March 2022.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: TBC
Expected start date: As soon as possible

Job description

This post is a career-grade research position, providing support to the Director of the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) in a varied portfolio of impact projects. The role would be particularly suited to candidates with an applied psychology background and an interest in translational research

The IAA is a block grant intended to build impact activity from Social Science research, growing capacity and culture for impact at the University of Sussex. Challenge-led focus areas for the IAA include Healthy Ageing, Creative Digital, Anti-Modern Slavery and Policy.

The post-holder will take responsibility for impact project creation and delivery. They will be able to demonstrate relevant knowledge, skills and expertise in the translation of research into impact, as well as evaluation of work to report back to funders.

As part of the delivery of the ESRC IAA Business Plan, a four year plan running until March 2023, this post will collaborate with the IAA Team to contribute to the building of impact capability and impact culture through project delivery and communicating outcomes and best practice; they will ensure learning is captured and fed back to the ESRC IAA Director.

The post-holder will be expected to work collaboratively with:

  • professional service colleagues
  • multidisciplinary academic teams
  • external impact partners across all sectors
  • to deliver impact projects effectively.

Please contact Dr Lorna Hards, ESRC IAA Project Manager – for informal enquiries.

The University is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex.

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.

Download job description and person specification Ref 7370 [PDF 119.24KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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How to apply

Download our academic application form [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

Email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to  

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

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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