AURIL2017 Annual Conference
5th and 6th October 2017


Bristol Marriott Royal
College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TA 

Contact: Fiona Lees
  0141 548 4754

Senior Impact and Engagement Manager (Commercial and Economic)
Closing 12 May 2017

Reference: 005522
Salary: £39,324 - £48,327
Location: Durham University

This post is full-time and fixed term (2 years).

The overall purpose of this position is to assist the University in the delivery of its Impact and Engagement Strategy. The post offers an exciting opportunity to work with world-leading researchers and a wide range of organisations, helping the University to demonstrate the Commercial and Economic Impact of its research.

The position of Senior Impact and Engagement Manager (Commercial and Economic Impact) is a strategically important role within the Research and Innovation Services Directorate. The post holder will report to the Head of the Partnerships & Engagement and will have responsibility for a portfolio of Impact Case Studies across all Faculties; the majority of those Case Studies will be aligned with the Science faculty.

The post holder will provide advice, guidance and support to the academic leaders of proposed REF (Research Excellence Framework) Impact Case Studies with the aim of achieving research impact that has broad reach and world-leading significance. They will also assist in capturing evidence of that impact and in compiling REF Impact Case studies. Working closely with the Faculties and the Partnerships and Engagement team, the post holder will develop external relationships with partners in order to maximise the potential for commercial and economic impact building on the University’s research strengths. They will be involved in assessing research work and identifying opportunities to create impact, for example through identification of IP, licensing, spin-out activities. 

The post holder will also play a leading role in developing appropriate guidance and training resources for academics to support the impact agenda.

As part of your application you are asked to complete the Supplementary Application Table, which explicitly outlines how you meet each of the essential criteria for this post and, where applicable, the desirable criteria.

Please note, applications will only be considered from applicants who complete and attach the supplementary application table.

For more information and to apply, please click on this link to visit the website of Durham University.