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Faculty Research Impact Manager (Social Sciences)

Faculty of the Social Sciences
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
38,832 - 47,722 a year
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Role Description

The University of York is seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills and an enthusiasm for research to coordinate, manage and support impact activities across the Faculty of Social Sciences, including the Economic and Social Research Council Impact Accelerator Account.

Working with colleagues across the Faculty and University, you will play a key role in planning for, delivering on, and providing ways of accounting for the many ways in which Social Science research has a productive and significant impact on users and various communities beyond academia. This includes a significant responsibility for working with departments and the University in preparation for the Research Excellence Framework.  You will also ensure the smooth running of scheduled ESRC IAA activities, provide detailed advice and guidance to the IAA Steering Group and Advisory Group, work on the development of new activities, take responsibility for effective communication with academic staff and other stakeholders, and gather quantitative and other information. 

The post is available from 1 September 2018 on a full-time basis.

Informal enquiries may be made to Matthew Festenstein, Associate Dean (email: 

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Why York?

York is one of the most successful universities in the UK.

With world-class activity across the spectrum from the physical sciences, life sciences, and social sciences to the humanities, we have been recognised as one of the top 100 universities in the world, gaining outstanding results in official assessments of our research and teaching.