Executive Officer (University Research) (CC10071)

University of Bath
December 06, 2022
Offerd Salary:£43,414
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Job title Executive Officer (University Research)

Department Vice-Chancellor's Office

Salary Starting from £43,414, rising to £51,805

Grade Grade 8

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2317

This role is sponsorable

Placed on Tuesday 22 November 2022

Closing date Tuesday 06 December 2022

Interview date Friday 16 December 2022

Reference CC10071


We are seeking to appoint an organised and informed individual to support the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) in developing and implementing the University's Research Strategy for 2021-26.

As well as managing complex university-wide projects, you will provide policy and information analysis, advice and other executive-level support including:

  • research and analysis;
  • report and paper writing;
  • organising meetings and preparation of briefing materials;
  • monitoring and responding to emerging developments of relevance to higher education
  • communicating the outcomes of work to the University through formal and informal routes.
  • Specific responsibilities will include:

  • monitoring national and international trends in relation to higher education policy, funding and practice
  • undertaking research and analysis in order to produce draft papers and recommendations in relation to strategic activities
  • reading and reviewing consultation documents and policy statements issued by key external stakeholders (eg, Government, HEFCE/OfS, RCUK, UUK, UCAS), and preparing written summaries and draft responses
  • undertaking analysis of university-wide research operations, benchmarking across the sector and other relevant sectors as required, advising on process/policy change and improvement where appropriate
  • preparing policy documents, briefing/presentation materials and papers for the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research).
  • This is a critical, demanding and varied role in a fast-paced environment that will suit someone with experience of successful project management and a sound knowledge of issues relating to UK Higher Education, particularly those relating to research policies and the funding environment.

    Highly numerate and able to analyse data and processes, you will also have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be able to work to strict deadlines, contribute to strategic direction and demonstrate a commitment to team and self-development.

    Further information:

    In this role you will be working for the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) and part of the Vice-Chancellor's Office, supporting the leadership of the University.

    For an informal conversation about the role please contact Suzanne Maxwell (esssjm@bath.ac.uk). Applications should be submitted via the University website.

    What we can offer you:

    We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award.

    A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We're also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

    We offer:

  • 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;
  • 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. Please visit the following webpages for more information:
  • - Relocation Procedure

    - Visa Reimbursement Scheme

    - Interest-Free Loan Scheme

    Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. 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.

    We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated , respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

    Further details:
  • Job Description & Person Specification

  • Terms of Employment

  • If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK you should refer to

    our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure that you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / ILR, please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

    Update to our application process: 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 the personal details of applicants may be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.

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