Impact officer

Salary: £33,199 – £39,609 per annum (Grade 6)

Job Ref: 8714BR

The department of Strategic Planning and Governance is seeking to appoint 3 x impact officers, on a fixed-term basis until 27 November 2020.

The post holders will be required to work across the schools within the University’s three colleges (arts, humanities and social sciences, biomedical and life sciences, and physical sciences and engineering) to support the development of impact case studies for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise 2021. Each available role will focus on impact case studies in one college.

The post holder will work closely with school academic impact leads, the college research manager, college dean of research and innovation, and the REF Team in the department of strategic planning and governance. This role will involve supporting academic staff with the development of their impact case studies and gathering evidence to corroborate impact claims. The post holder will be responsible for early engagement with REF impact cases, supporting academics to restructure and rewrite case study narratives.

The post holder will be required to demonstrate strong communication (in particular writing) and networking skills, demonstrate proactive initiative and excellent project management abilities.

This position is full-time (35 hours per week) and is fixed-term until 27 November 2020.. 

For informal enquiries about this vacancy, please contact the University REF Manager, James Vilares: / 029 20 870369.

To apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: Friday, 26 July 2019.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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