University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Research and Impact Officer

Research and Impact Officer Salary: Grade 7 (£37,099 - £44,263 p.a. depending on experience)

This post will be based on the university campus, with scope for hybrid working. We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

Are you interested in working with colleagues to design, deliver and evaluate the success of projects that will have real impact on student education at the University? Can you contribute to the LITE's scholarly community?

You will be working alongside and supporting an impressive team of LITE Fellows to deliver a wide range of projects addressing important pedagogic challenges and educational developments.

The Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE) embodies the University's commitment to excellence and innovation in education through its investment in a community of Fellows and events and activities for the Student Education Community.

You will apply your planning, analytical and evaluative skills and experience to contribute to the success of LITE projects, through short and longer term evaluation and publication. You will provide guidance and support to University colleagues carrying out scholarship of teaching and learning projects to ensure they achieve maximum impact.

You will be expected to contribute fully to the dynamism of the LITE's scholarly community, contribute content towards the digital and external- facing profiles of LITE and act as an ambassador at internal and external events. You will operate as part of the LITE team supporting all LITE projects and activities.

What we offer in return:

  • 26 days holiday plus 16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – that's 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme plus life assurance – the University contributes 21.6% of salary.
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.
  • And much more!

    Interviews will take place in the week commencing 11th December 2023.

    To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please


    Emma Peasland, Research and Impact Officer

    Email: [email protected]

    Location: Leeds - Main Campus

    Faculty/Service: Student Education Service School/Institute: LITE Category: Professional & Managerial Grade: Grade 7 Salary: £37,099 to £44,263 per annum Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed Term (12 months as there is a need for temporary replacement cover) Release Date: Thursday 16 November 2023 Closing Date: Thursday 30 November 2023 Interview Date: See advert Reference: SESTE1015

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    Research and Impact Officer


    University of Leeds


    United Kingdom


    November 17, 2023

    Application deadline

    November 30, 2023

    Job type



    Arts and Culture,Education,Social Science

    About the employer

    The University of Leeds is a public research university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was established in 1874 as the Yorkshire College of Science. In 1884 it merged with the Leeds School of Medicine (established 1831) and was renamed Yorkshire College. It became part of the federal Victoria University in 1887, joining Owens College (which became the University of Manchester) and University College Liverpool (which became the University of Liverpool). In 1904 a royal charter was granted to the University of Leeds by King Edward VII.

    The university has 36,330 students, the 5th largest university in the UK (out of 169). From 2006 to present, the university has consistently been ranked within the top 5 (alongside the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Nottingham and the University of Edinburgh) in the United Kingdom for the number of applications received. Leeds had an income of £789.6 million in 2019/20, of which £139.9 million was from research grants and contracts. The university has financial endowments of £82.1 million (2019–20), ranking outside the top ten British universities by financial endowment.

    Notable alumni include current Leader of the Labour Party Keir Starmer, former Secretary of State Jack Straw, former co-chairman of the Conservative Party Sayeeda Warsi, Piers Sellers (NASA astronaut) and six Nobel laureates.

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