University of Reading Reading
Summary An exciting opportunity to help identify, shape and capture the real world benefits arising from research across the School of Arts and Communication Design (SACD). The role holder will support Film, Theatre and Television, Art and Typography. The role holder will use their sector knowledge to assess opportunities (supporting and delivering agreed activities) for generating impact, identifying (and mitigating against) barriers to realising this impact, as well as exploring how best to evidence the many and varied cultural, societal and other impacts that have arisen from research projects across SACD. The post will be based within the School and will be managed by the Impact Development Manager (Heritage and Creativity) within Research and Services. The role holder will: • Manage priority impact projects within the School to ensure that progress is initiated and maintained • Develop evidence strategies for these priority projects and, working directly with academic and non-academic partners, identify solutions to obtaining relevant information and to realise its collation • Work alongside the Impact Development Manager in support of the broader SACD impact pipeline to prepare and agree realistic plans with academics for realising and evidencing impact • Pro-actively seek to deliver appropriate activities in support of these plans, working directly with both academic and non-academic parties • Work in parallel with the Impact Development Manager and SACD Impact leads to identify areas of potential impact across the SACD research portfolio assess the external landscape that newly identified projects might interact with and evaluate • Assess the potential for these projects to achieve significant change. You will have: • Project management experience • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills • Experience of working with external project partners in order to drive forward mutual interests • Demonstrable knowledge of routes to impact in relevant sectors for art, film and typography research. Interview date: 25 September 2019 Informal contact details Contact role: Impact Development Manager Contact name:Dr Jessica Lutkin Contact phone:01183 787395 Contact email: [email protected] The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.