We are seeking to appoint a part-time Research Impact Officer (80% FTE) on a 9 month contract to join a research team working on the project, Jam and Justice: Co-Producing Urban Governance for Social Innovation. You will work under guidance and supervision by Professor Beth Perry, Urban Institute, and will carry out impact-tracking activities in Greater Manchester.

You will co-ordinate evidencing of impact across the Jam and Justice project. You will be required to work in close collaboration with the Jam and Justice research team in order to develop standardised frameworks for evidencing impact, including:

• Identifying opportunities to generate and gather evidence of impact;
• Tracking and recording impact;
• Managing and monitoring impact, including eliciting and chasing for specific information;
• Analysing and evaluating impact;
• Reporting on impact to our respective institutions and funders.

You will play a co-ordinating role evidencing impact beyond higher education and so we are seeking someone with relevant experience in working collaboratively, with good communication skills and the ability to form good relationships with collaborators, users and beneficiaries. You will have an appropriate degree in a field relevant to the research area (or equivalent experience) and should have experience or detailed understanding of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and the role of research impact.

You will be part of a cross-institutional team including the Universities of Sheffield, Manchester and Birmingham, and the Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation. You will work closely with the wider research team to ensure effective coordination of impact activities across the project. You will also liaise and foster relationships with a range of
external partners and stakeholders across different scales, sectors, networks and organisations.

The Urban Institute (UI) is a major new research initiative which draws together world class researchers from a wide variety of academic disciplines in science, technology and the social sciences in a mission to stimulate new thinking and action about our shared urban future. If you are passionate about making cities work better for people, we would love to hear from you.

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