University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Impact Fellow - LEEP

United Kingdom

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The starting salary will be from £41,732 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

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Impact Fellow - LEEP

Job description

Faculty of Environment, Science & Economy

The above full or part time fixed term post is available immediately for initially a fixed term period of two years with potential to be made permanent (subject to funding).

Summary of the role

We are seeking an outstanding and highly motivated Impact Fellow to support the delivery of the University's Green Futures Solutions initiative. Green Futures Solutions is the University of Exeter's new business support initiative, bringing our world leading expertise in environmental research and education to organisations around the world.

Our Green Futures Solutions team brings together academic and professional services to help grow our comprehensive research that is responsive and adaptive to business and external demand. This role specifically is seeking to augment existing capability within the Land, Environment, Economics and Policy (LEEP) Institute at the University of Exeter Business School.

The successful applicant will join LEEP as an Impact Fellow and will be engaged in the design and delivery of applied research and consultancy with the public and private sector. They are expected to deliver services, in particular through the use and application of LEEP models and tools. They will be expected to lead in both technical and non-technical aspects of bid/tender response and contracted deliverables. They will work in collaboration with colleagues undertaking similar roles under the Green Futures Solutions initiative.

About you

You will come from a business/policy/practitioner or research background, and embrace an ethos of excellence, integrity and collaboration and desire to deliver solutions from our science and research.

You are required to have strong quantitative skills with a background in environmental and/or economic sciences, preferably with an understanding of the natural capital approach and its application. Experience in one or more of the following areas would be desirable:

  • Modelling of environmental and economic systems
  • Spatial and statistical data analysis
  • Coding in R/Python/Matlab
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Working with decision-makers outside of academia
  • Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on the attachment.


    We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus' and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
  • The University of Exeter

    We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 and the 2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities released by Shanghai Rankings).

    Our research income in recent years means we're the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world's most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and our world- leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell Group university (2021 Research Excellence Framework). We are using the power of our education and research to create a sustainable, healthy and socially just future. Our shared purpose and vision continually moves us forward to make a difference to our people, our communities, our partners and the world around us. Read about our world leading research on Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO City of Literature

    Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

    Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

    With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.

    Further Information

    Before submitting an application, you may wish to contact Dawn Scott, LEEP Manager ([email protected]).

    Job details


    Impact Fellow - LEEP


    University of Exeter


    United Kingdom


    February 07, 2024

    Application deadline

    March 05, 2024

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    Agricultural Science,Business and Economics,Engineering,Geosciences,Mathematics,Physics,Space Science

    About the employer

    The University of Exeter is a public university that focuses on research. It was established in the year 1955. In 1851, it was first formed as Schools of Science and Art. In 1900, its name was then changed to the Royal Albert Memorial College which later converted into a university college of the southwest in the year 1922. And finally, it received its authorization in 1955 as the University of Exeter.

    The university is a part of the Russell Group which contains the top research-intensive universities of United Kingdom and has a total of 3 campuses. Out of all 3, Streatham is the largest campus by area as it contains most of the university's executive buildings.

    Also, it is considered as one of the most beautiful buildings in the nation. Moreover, the Penryn campus is associated with Falmouth University as per a combined initiative.

    The University has more than 25,263 student population who are coming from over 130 different nations. The university organizes its educational and administrative departments into 6 scholastic colleges. There are many research centres and institutes inside the campus. There are more than 200 student societies including creative writing, theatre club, Socialist Students societies, Poker Society and Conservative Future society. The university maintains an athletic union which is responsible for organizing and administrating all the sports activities fairly and actively. The union governs more than 50 sports clubs which have around 5,000 students.

    The university has a great alumni base and actively connects with more than 125,000 alumni in 183 countries across the world. The graduates have been working in different fields. From globally known business leaders and lawyers to inspiring leaders and teachers to highly praised members of the press and artists, this university has proudly touched the lives of its alumni. Some of the much-known alumni of the university are J.K. Rowling (author- famous for Harry Potter series), Ameenah Gurib (Mauritius's 6th President) and Abdullah Gül (Turkey's 11th President).

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