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Impact Administrator

Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
24,565 - 30,175 a year, reduced pro rata
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Role Description

The University of York seeks to appoint a part-time (50% of full-time) Impact Administrator to join the administrative team in the Department of History on the Heslington West campus. The post is available from 1 October 2017 until 30 September 2018 in the first instance.

You will carry out a range of duties such as advising academic staff on of the impact requirements of the REF as well as those of research funders; assisting with the preparation of impact case studies and related reports, participating in the management of public engagement events, and designing/managing systems to collect and store evidence generated from impact activity. For all aspects of the role, the post holder is expected to initiate ideas and take a proactive approach, developing ways to improve the Department’s impact return to the next REF.

You should be educated to at least first-degree level in the discipline of history and have a demonstrable understanding of the academic research process in this subject area. An awareness of the REF and Hefce regulations relating to impact is essential, as well as an understanding of the principles underpinning the evidencing of research impact. You should have excellent written skills, with experience of writing reports, ideally in the area of historical research. Experience of social media in a professional context is also a key requirement for the post.

The salary will be on grade 5 of the University’s pay scales, within the range of £25,565 - £30,175 per annum (reduced pro-rata for part-time working).

Closing date: midnight on 27 July 2017

For further information and to apply on-line, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

The Department is committed to equality and diversity and strives to ensure the working and learning environment is welcoming, fair, and inclusive for staff and students alike - somewhere everyone can fulfil their potential. This is reflected in staff and student recruitment and career development, for example. The Department is currently working towards an Athena Swan award.

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