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Senior Impact Officer

RKE - Research

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £35,333 to £42,155 per annum
Grade:  Grade 08
Contract Type:  Permanent
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Monday 06 February 2023
Interview Date:  Thursday 02 March 2023
Reference:  R220844
Release Date:  Monday 19 December 2022

Aston University is expanding its Impact Team. We are seeking two exceptional individuals for two new Senior Impact Officer posts, one to work with our College of Business and Social Sciences, and one to work with our College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, and College of Health and Life Sciences.

You will play a key role in planning, supporting and enhancing research impact, and in supporting external engagement with research activity. 

A key focus of the role will be the effective development, evidencing and communication of impact for research assessment exercises, including the Research Excellence Framework (REF). You will also work to enable and support research impact more broadly, including the development of a flourishing and inclusive impact culture. 

We’re looking for individuals who have experience of delivering support for research, knowledge exchange or impact, preferably in a higher education setting. We’re also seeking individuals who have demonstrable knowledge and understanding of the REF, in particular the impact element, and who have excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to work collaboratively in a team to achieve a challenging common goal.

The role is offered as 'dynamic working', which means working both on campus and from home dependent on the activity. Further information on dynamic working can be found here.

If you have any queries about the posts, please contact Dr Liz Fawcett, University Impact Manager at

Anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of Aston University’s commitment to equality and diversity and ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment. Personal details that are included on application forms, including the candidate’s name and address will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel. CVS will not be considered as part of the shortlisting process.

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Aston University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  It promotes equality and diversity in all aspects of its work. We strive to have robust inclusivity strategies in place, including race and sexual orientation, to encourage colleagues to have the confidence and freedom to be themselves in the workplace. For more information, visit:

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