The University is recruiting two public engagement posts within the Research Planning team:
The Research Engagement Officer
The Public Engagement with Research Officer
These two posts support activities to enhance Public Engagement with Research at the University, working closely with each other within the wider Research Planning team in the Planning Office. They operate within the context of the increasing importance placed by research funders such as RCUK and Wellcome on PER, and complement a long track record of cultural and research partnerships with external organisations, as well as a growing internal culture strengthening PER activities and opportunities. Duties are varied and involve providing advice, support and training to colleagues around PER; the development of partnerships with external organisations to facilitate the delivery of PER; organisation of events and activities; supporting and developing systems for management information and data capture; and taking on specific projects as required. The Research Planning team is part of a larger University wide team supporting research and postholders will work closely with key individuals from the academic Colleges and Professional Services, including Directors of Research and Knowledge Transfer, Principal Investigators and other academics involved in delivering PER, Research Support Partners and teams who support research bids and grants, colleagues from Cultural Engagement and other teams involved in engagement activities, Marketing and Communications and the Graduate School. It will be particularly important for the postholder to understand the wider context within which Engagement activities are delivered at the University, and to develop an active and effective network with colleagues working in similar and contiguous areas.
For specifications and further details, see individual job descriptions in link above. Closing date for both posts: July 31st, 2017
The University is one of the largest and most diverse employers in the region, with around 6000 staff working in a range of academic, professional, technical, manual and clerical roles.
We promote equality and celebrate our diversity and provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for all members of the University community, from support for students who are parents to being Stonewall Diversity Champions, we also offer dedicated disability services, a wide range of support groups and a multi-faith chaplaincy. The University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Charter award and is actively seeking to improve the number of women in STEM subjects.