University of Bath

University of Bath

Project Officer (ParticipatoryResearch@Bath) (KW11181)

United Kingdom

Closing in 8 days

Job title Project Officer (ParticipatoryResearch@Bath)

Department Marketing

Salary Starting from £28,929, rising to £35,308 pro rata

Grade Grade 6

Placed on Wednesday 15 November 2023

Closing date Sunday 10 December 2023

Interview date Thursday 18 January 2024

Reference KW11181


As Project Officer you will support the Project Manager and the Deputy Head of Public Engagement in planning and delivering the Research England-funded ParticipatoryResearch@Bath project.

Managed by the Public Engagement Unit, the project aims to create and enhance the conditions for participatory approaches research to flourish at the University of Bath.

You will work with public groups and communities across Bath and North East Somerset on a range of activities, developing and maintaining relationships with those groups and working with colleagues from across the University on several initiatives that supports public involvement in research.

About us

The Public Engagement Unit sits within the Department of Marketing and works to support a positive culture of public engagement with research. The Unit supports staff across all the University of Bath Faculties and School of Management, and at all career stages, to undertake meaningful public engagement. This work is delivered through a core programme that includes; awards, competitions, grant schemes, training and evaluation activities. In addition to this work, the Unit also leads on several externally funded cross- institution projects, ParticipatoryResearch@Bath , is the most recent of these projects.

Further information

This is a part-time role (0.6 fte) for a fixed-term period until July 2024, with the possibility of a contract extension.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Dean Veall, Deputy Head of Public Engagement ([email protected]).

What we can offer you
  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for: Relocation allowance, Visa Reimbursement, Interest-Free Loan.
  • We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

    We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

    Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

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  • We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.

    Job details


    Project Officer (ParticipatoryResearch@Bath) (KW11181)


    University of Bath


    United Kingdom


    November 16, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 10, 2023

    Job type



    Business and Economics

    About the employer

    Situated in Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom, University of Bath is a public university that received its royal charter in 1966. The University of Bath has been consistently ranked amongst the top universities in the UK and is known for its expertise in research and teaching. In 2004, the university launched the SET squared Partnership with the universities of Bristol, Southampton, and Surrey. This is the largest partnership ever, comprises of a combined staff of 6,400 researchers, and has a research budget of £266 million.

    The university is known for its four faculties: management, science, humanities and social science, and engineering and design. The university has been recognized for its excellence in research facilities and according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 87 percent of the university's research has been defined as world-leading. Notably, the university's research into child poverty and support for vulnerable people won a Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2011. The university's research grants and contracts portfolio is worth around £150 million.

    The university constantly finishes at the top of student satisfaction rankings and excelling in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Psychology. It was also awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. Because of its high-quality teaching, Bath's graduates are highly sought after by the UK's top employers.

    In 2004, Bath University invested in creating a sports training village, which has emerged as one of the best training centers for athletes in Europe. In 2013, the University became a founder member of GW4, an alliance of universities sharing intellectual and physical resources. Also, in the same year, the university opened a block of 75 flats for students living on campus. In 2012, the university began a three-year campus improvement project to improvise and expand student accommodation, teaching space, and a £10million arts centre. The university has invested over £450 million on its campus over the last decade.

    In 2015, the university inaugurated a specialized area for arts, education, and events. The University of Bath has a well-built infrastructure with all the essential facilities and amenities a student will require. The university gives equal focus on sports and offers one of the best sports facilities in the UK. The university-based athletes won six medals in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

    Almost one-fourth of the students enrolled are from outside the UK, so, the university offers a perfect internationally diverse experience. Airbus, World Bank, Nike, Ford, and Rolls Royce are some of the industry leaders, which collaborate with the university.

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