Humanities Research Centre
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
£26,341 - £32,344 per year
9816 Job Description.pdf
Based in the beautiful modern premises of the award-winning Berrick Saul
Building, the Humanities Research Centre (HRC) is the research wing of the
University's Faculty of Arts and Humanities. The HRC's Research Support Team
(RST) assists in the development of research grant applications in the Arts
and Humanities Faculty. The Impact Administrator role works closely with the
Faculty Impact Manager (Arts & Humanities) within the Research Support Team
of the Humanities Research Centre.
The HRC has a three-fold mission: to broker, support and oversee research
projects with reach and impact; to foster productive and creative partnerships
with academic and non-academic collaborators; to inspire, train and
professionalise the arts and humanities postgraduate body.
Research impact is created when knowledge generated by original academic
research contributes to, benefits and influences society, culture, the
environment and the economy. Demonstrating research impact requires a clear
link to be made between underpinning research and an effect or change in the
public, economic, political, environmental or social sphere.
The Impact Administrator role supports the generation and capture of research
impact, including for the submission of impact case studies from the
University's Arts & Humanities departments to the next Research Excellence
Framework (REF) exercise.
The main purpose of the role is to support academic and research staff with
the collection of evidence of the non-academic impact of research: this
includes the development / delivery of initiatives with non-academic external
partners and the identification/ gathering/ analysis of impact evidence.
The post is available on a full time basis (37 hours per week).
Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
You should be educated to at least degree level in a relevant subject
area, and also have Maths to GCSE level or equivalent.
A postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject area is desirable.
You should be able to carry out tasks with minimal supervision and to
required deadlines, and be able to deal appropriately with confidential
Good IT skills are essential including expertise in manipulating databases
and spreadsheets, and managing online information.
You should be able to develop, design and review processes and procedures,
making recommendations for improvement, and identifying and implementing
You should have good interpersonal skills, with the ability to work with
tact and diplomacy with staff at all levels both within and beyond the
You should be willing and able to work both independently and as part of a
Interview date: 13th October 2021
For informal enquiries, please contact the HRC Director, Richard Ogden
The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL
We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black,
Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the
We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and
inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork