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Position: Head of Research Impact
Institution: University College London
Department: Office of the Vice-Provost (Research)
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: The Head of Research Impact Curation & Support will: develop and implement a pan-institutional UCL Research Impact Plan, supporting the UCL Research Strategy; lead on ensuring the optimal results in the impact and impact-related elements of UCL’s submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021; lead members of the Research Impact Curation & Support team
Requirements: The successful candidate will: be broadly familiar with the ‘impact agenda’ in higher education, including the impact case study element of the REF 2021; be familiar with the UCL Research Strategy and UCL’s aims and objectives; have knowledge/experience of a variety of ways in which research and evidence can benefit society (‘impact pathways’); have demonstrable people management skills, together with proven experience of leading, motivating and developing a high-performing team; have initiative, creativity and enthusiasm for the beneficial application of research; have excellent project planning, time-management and organisational skills, including working efficiently on multiple projects and making critical decisions to tight deadlines; and have experience of working to improve an organisation’s strategic capabilities and skills (e.g. through training and guidance)
   
Text: Head of Research Impact, - Ref:1784854 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Office of the Vice-Provost (Research) Specific unit / Sub department RICS Team Location of position London Grade 9 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) ?56,266 - ?61,181 per annum Duties and Responsibilities The Head of Research Impact Curation & Support will: develop and implement a pan-institutional UCL Research Impact Plan, supporting the UCL Research Strategy lead on ensuring the optimal results in the impact and impact-related elements of UCL?s submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 lead members of the Research Impact Curation & Support team. This is an exciting and challenging role at one of the world?s leading universities. Research impact and its support and facilitation are critical to UCL in three main ways: helping UCL to fulfil its mission ? ?? engaged with the wider world and committed to changing it for the better; recognised for our radical and critical thinking and its widespread influence ?? enhancing the capacity of individual researchers and groups to maximise the public benefit of their research attracting the QR (quality-related funding) determined by the impact element of REF, currently c?20 million annually. In the most recent (2014) REF, UCL was rated the top university in the UK on the basis of ?research power? (grade point average x full-time equivalent researchers submitted), as well as the highest ?power? ratings for each element: research outputs, research environment and research impact. As part of the Office of the Vice-Provost (Research), the UCL Research Impact team will: implement aspects of the UCL Research Impact Plan in support of the UCL Research Strategy support preparation for REF2021 by maximising the quality of the impact-related material within UCL?s submission contribute to a pan-institutional culture of engagement with research impact, through resources, training, analysis and systems. Key Requirements The successful candidate will: be broadly familiar with the ?impact agenda? in higher education, including the impact case study element of the REF 2021; be familiar with the UCL Research Strategy and UCL?s aims and objectives; have knowledge / experience of a variety of ways in which research and evidence can benefit society (?impact pathways?); have demonstrable people management skills, together with proven experience of leading, motivating and developing a high-performing team; have initiative, creativity and enthusiasm for the beneficial application of research; have excellent project planning, time-management and organisational skills, including working efficiently on multiple projects and making critical decisions to tight deadlines; and have experience of working to improve an organisation?s strategic capabilities and skills (e.g. through training and guidance). Further Details A job description and further particulars may be accessed below. To apply please click on the 'Apply Now' button below. If you wish to discuss this post further, please contact Mr Nicholas Tyndale ( n.tyndale@ucl.ac.uk ) If you require further information about the recruitment process, please contact Angela Tuffuor-Williams ( angela.tuffuor.williams@ucl.ac.uk ). We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level. We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Closing Date 6 Feb 2019 Latest time for the submission of applications 23.59 Interview date TBC This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Job Description Apply Now
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