University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Research Impact Development Officer

United Kingdom

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Research Impact Development Officer

Salary: Grade 6 (£30,487 – £36,024 p.a. depending on experience)

This role will be based on the university campus, with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner. We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

Are you an experienced and confident professional looking to further your career in one of the leading research intensive universities in the UK? Are you keen to promote and develop research impacts, and to build strong relationships with academic and industrial stakeholders?

We are looking to appoint a professional and proactive individual to play a leading role in supporting research impact and stakeholder engagement for the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds.

The Institute for Transport Studies (ITS) is the largest institute in the UK dedicated to transport research and education. It has 95 academic and research staff and has an international reputation in delivering excellent research in the field transport policy, public transport and decarbonisation. ITS has strong impact upon transport policy and practice; our impact case studies in the Research Excellence Framework (REF2021) in the disciplines of General Engineering and Geography were among the strongest in the UK.

Working with ITS' Director of Research & Innovation, you will play a leading role to further maximise research impact, promote research communications, and support stakeholder engagement and continued professional development activities. You will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be able to show initiative and creativity, and have the ability to deal effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders both internally and externally.

This role embraces substantial engagement and management activities in our research impact, communications, stakeholder engagement and continuing professional development (CPD) workstreams.

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus approx.16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That's 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme options plus life assurance
  • 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.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.
  • And much more!

    If you are looking for a role that would be rewarding and challenging, apply today.

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

    Professor Ronghui Liu

    Email: [email protected]

    Location: Leeds - Main Campus

    Faculty/Service: Faculty of Environment School/Institute: Institute for Transport Studies Category: Professional & Managerial Grade: Grade 6 Salary: £30,487 to £36,024 per annum Working Time: 100% Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Ongoing Release Date: Friday 03 May 2024 Closing Date: Friday 31 May 2024 Reference: ENVTR1196 Downloads: Candidate Brief

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    Job details


    Research Impact Development Officer


    University of Leeds


    United Kingdom


    May 04, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 31, 2024

    Job type



    Agricultural Science,Business and Economics,Geosciences,Physics,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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