Research Excellence Manager

University of York
May 09, 2024
Offerd Salary:£44,263 - £54,395
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Research Excellence Manager


Research, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange Directorate


£44,263 - £54,395 per year


Grade 7

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University of York campus

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  • Role Description The Role

    The Policy, Integrity and Performance Team within Research, Innovation and Knowledge Exchange (RIKE) is looking to recruit a Research Excellence Manager. The team is responsible for measuring and monitoring research performance, including the coordination of the submissions to the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

    The Research Excellence Manager will play a key role in the team, working closely with the Head of Policy, Integrity and Performance, Director of RIKE and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, as well as other key stakeholders across the University to coordinate the University of York submission to REF 2029. As the rules for REF 2029 develop, the Research Excellence Manager will be the University's central contact point for all REF queries and will represent the university externally on matters relating to REF. The postholder will also be responsible for the analysis of the REF results and preparation for any future exercise.

    The Research Excellence Manager will report to and work closely with the Head of Policy, Integrity and Performance to develop and improve University systems and processes to support research excellence, and will play a key role in the delivery of the University's Research Strategy. They will work with colleagues across the university to measure and monitor research performance, applying their expertise in research evaluation, including its responsible use. The role holder will be an expert in matters relating to research excellence, being a source of professional advice for colleagues across the institution.

    Skills, Experience & Qualification needed include:
  • Experience of working in research or planning in a higher education institution
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Research Excellence Framework
  • Experience of developing data collection and validation processes
  • Operational experience of a national research assessment submission
  • An awareness of HESA and other statistical returns undertaken that will be used in the REF return
  • Awareness of the national research policy priorities in relation to Universities
  • Interview date: To be confirmed

    For informal enquiries: Please contact Dr Andrew Taylor - Head of Policy, Integrity and Performance - [email protected]

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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