Research Impact Manager

Arts and Humanities and Social and Historical Sciences

UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 05th Jan 2022
  • Salary: £45,610 - £53,757 per annum
  • REF: 1881044
  • Closes: 23rd January 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

The Faculties of Arts & Humanities and Social & Historical Sciences at UCL are seeking applications for the role of Research Impact Manager.

The Research Impact Manager will embed the impact aspirations of UCLs strategies and the RCUK Impact agenda by supporting impact-related activities relating to research grants, as well as advising on and promoting other outward-facing research activities. They will design and deliver impact, external engagement, and knowledge exchange training and support to staff across the faculties.

The appointee will work closely with senior leaders in both faculties (Deans and their Deputies, Vice Deans, and Operations Directors) and contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the Faculties Research and Impact Strategies post-REF. They will also regularly liaise with staff in other UCL Faculties and the Office of the Vice Provost Research (RIGE), especially the UCL Research Impact Curation and Support (RICS) team and the Innovation and Enterprise team.

This role is to cover the period until November 2022 while the substantive post holder undertakes a secondment elsewhere in UCL.

Key Requirements

The successful applicant will have a clear understanding of, and appreciation for, the organisational culture of a large research-intensive university (or similar research organisation), knowledge of the mechanisms of university research funding and in recording, interpreting and analysing data and knowledge and experience of working in this area. Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven track record of communicating with a range of stakeholders from academia and commerce is also crucial, as is experience of taking the lead on the development and local implementation of strategy.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the Apply Now button below.

For enquiries, please contact Katie Canada

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We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

23 Jan 2022

Latest time for the submission of applications


Interview date

31st January 2022

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This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

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