University of Bath

University of Bath

Research Information and Data Officer (KW11199)

United Kingdom

Closing in 6 days

Job title Research Information and Data Officer

Department School of Management

Salary Starting from £29,605, rising to £36,024

Grade Grade 6

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 3539

This role is sponsorable

Placed on Thursday 16 November 2023

Closing date Thursday 07 December 2023

Interview date See advert

Reference KW11199


We are a leading business school and this is a new role within the expanding Research Office at the School of Management.

In the last Research Assessment Exercise, we were ranked 7th in the UK for research quality out of 108 submissions. We have ambitious plans to further strengthen our research quality and we are looking for someone with a passion for managing research information and data analysis who can help us to achieve this.

This role will work to ensure that the information we hold about the research undertaken in the School is as accurate and as accessible as possible. You will be responsible for:

  • Managing our outputs and environment data for the Research Excellence Framework (REF)
  • Providing output and research data for rankings and drafting relevant sections of the submissions
  • Managing research information required for business school accreditations, including EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB, and providing draft content for submissions
  • Providing research reports to the Dean and the Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee
  • Managing post award funding data, and preparing funding reports
  • Managing event and marketing data
  • About you

    The ideal candidate will have a passion for research information and data analysis. You will:

  • have a first degree or equivalent experience in data analysis and have extensive experience working in an administrative role
  • be able to communicate data and information in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences.
  • have strong IT skills and be able to demonstrate exceptional Excel and spreadsheet skills.
  • be able to juggle a varied workload and respond quickly to new opportunities.
  • need excellent time management and organisational skills.
  • You will work across multiple professional service teams including the School Research Office, the Dean's Office, colleagues who work on rankings, Research Analytic Librarians and colleagues who work on research information within the University Research and Innovation Service (RIS). You will therefore also need to have exceptional interpersonal skills.

    Further information

    Whilst this is a busy role, you will not be carrying out this work alone. You will be surrounded by a dynamic and friendly research office team.

    Interviews are expected to take place on Monday 18 December.

    For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Amanda Willmott, Head of Research Operations ([email protected]) however please ensure that you submit your application through the University website.

    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.

    Further details:
  • Job Description & Person Specification

  • Terms and Conditions of Employment

  • 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


    Research Information and Data Officer (KW11199)


    University of Bath


    United Kingdom


    November 17, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 07, 2023

    Job type



    Computer Science,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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