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Senior Impact Officer

Research and Innovation

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £32,236 to £39,609 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Wednesday 04 September 2019
Closing Date:  Wednesday 02 October 2019
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  063719-R

The University is looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual with a keen interest in the development of real world impact from research. Do you have a passion for helping to translate high quality research to real world impact and societal benefit, if so, the Senior Impact Officer role could be for you.

The Senior Impact Officer will play a pro-active role in facilitating and co-ordinating impact activity across the University, being the first point of contact and galvanising the network of impact support across the university and beyond it.  The Senior Impact Officer will confidently use their strong interpersonal and communication skills to stimulate discussion and share best practice around routes to impact and real world benefit and support the generation of impact case studies for REF 2021.

They will develop networks with a range of research users and academics to better understand and navigate the complexities of how research can impact end users in a whole range of fields and how it can best be supported.

The successful applicant will have strong interpersonal and communication skills combined with excellent project/organisational skills. Ideally, candidates will be familiar with or have experience working in a research or knowledge exchange environment and have an understanding of impact within the higher education sector. 

Applicants should be educated to Degree level, HND, NVQ 4 qualified and have several years’ relevant experience.

The University of Surrey is amongst the highest achieving universities in the United Kingdom, having been awarded the Times/ Sunday Times University of the Year Award for 2016. We are ranked 10th in The Times Higher Education Table of Tables for UK universities in 2017, and we are the recipient of four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes.

In addition to a competitive salary you will receive 32 days annual leave/closure days, excellent development opportunities and a great benefits package including pension and discounted membership to our world-renowned Surrey Sports Park.

In return we offer a generous salary, annual leave allowance, defined pension scheme, exclusive discounted membership for the Surrey Sports Park, on-site childcare facilities and relocation allowance (where applicable), in addition to the opportunity to join one of the best universities in the Country.

Please note - appointment will be made within this salary range dependent upon appropriate skills and experience.

For informal enquiries please contact Gill Fairbairn on 01483 68 3491 or email

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