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Impact Administrator

Humanities Research Centre
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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26,341 - 32,344 per year
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Role Description


Based in the beautiful modern premises of the award-winning Berrick Saul Building, the Humanities Research Centre (HRC) is the research wing of the University’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities. The HRC’s Research Support Team (RST) assists in the development of research grant applications in the Arts and Humanities Faculty. The Impact Administrator role works closely with the Faculty Impact Manager (Arts & Humanities) within the Research Support Team of the Humanities Research Centre.

The HRC has a three-fold mission: to broker, support and oversee research projects with reach and impact; to foster productive and creative partnerships with academic and non-academic collaborators; to inspire, train and professionalise the arts and humanities postgraduate body.

Research impact is created when knowledge generated by original academic research contributes to, benefits and influences society, culture, the environment and the economy. Demonstrating research impact requires a clear link to be made between underpinning research and an effect or change in the public, economic, political, environmental or social sphere.

The Impact Administrator role supports the generation and capture of research impact, including for the submission of impact case studies from the University’s Arts & Humanities departments to the next Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise.


The main purpose of the role is to support academic and research staff with the collection of evidence of the non-academic impact of research: this includes the development / delivery of initiatives with non-academic external partners and the identification/ gathering/ analysis of impact evidence.

The post is available on a full time basis (37 hours per week).

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • You should be educated to at least degree level in a relevant subject area, and also have Maths to GCSE level or equivalent.
  • A postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject area is desirable.
  • You should be able to carry out tasks with minimal supervision and to required deadlines, and be able to deal appropriately with confidential information.
  • Good IT skills are essential including expertise in manipulating databases and spreadsheets, and managing online information.
  • You should be able to develop, design and review processes and procedures, making recommendations for improvement, and identifying and implementing required changes.
  •  You should have good interpersonal skills, with the ability to work with tact and diplomacy with staff at all levels both within and beyond the University.
  • You should be willing and able to work both independently and as part of a team.

Interview date: 13th October 2021

For informal enquiries, please contact the HRC Director, Richard Ogden (

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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