Salary £39,236 per annum (Incl. LWA)
Department/School Student and Academic Services
Location Central London
This post is full time and permanent, working 35 hours per week.
The University of Westminster has a long and distinctive history. Founded 185 years ago as London's first polytechnic institution, it has become known for the many ways in which it helps students to realise their full potential, regardless of background. Westminster's founding values are to be responsible, progressive and compassionate, with a spirit that reflects the University's global reach and location at the heart of a world city which is home to diverse communities.
We achieved excellent outcomes in 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF), being recognised as a leading institution for the impact of our research, with several of our subjects amongst the very best in the UK for the evidenced difference they make to society. We are now looking to grow our research and knowledge exchange portfolio and to support this growth we are investing in talented professional research management staff, committed to making a positive difference globally.
We are seeking an experienced Research Governance Officer to join the Research and Knowledge Exchange Office (RKEO) to provide professional research governance support to our university research and knowledge exchange committees and enable the delivery of our University commitments highlighted in our Research and Knowledge Exchange Strategy Making a Difference (2022 – 2029). You will be joining a well respected, collaborative office which has an excellent working relationship with senior research leaders and researchers.
The postholder is responsible for supporting the University's Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee and its constituent sub-committees and related working groups and the Head of the Research and Knowledge Exchange Office (RKEO) in the provision of effective research governance and working with senior managers across the institution to provide professional advice and support to contribute to proactive, impactful and integrated research governance. The role will also contribute to the provision of support for events and dissemination of information relating to the activities of these committees and working groups.
The successful candidate will have demonstrable knowledge of research governance best practice and its application within higher education and experience in providing secretarial support to committees and/or working groups. They will be able to work independently and as part of a team with colleagues across the University and have excellent communication, time management and influencing skills.
The post will contribute to the development of a research environment underpinned by an inclusive research culture where colleagues are encouraged to explore their full potential including a range of research careers and opportunities.
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At the University of Westminster, diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity are at the core of how we engage with students, colleagues, applicants, visitors and all our stakeholders.
We are fully committed to enabling a supportive and safe learning and working environment which is equitable, diverse and inclusive, is based on mutual respect and trust, and in which harassment and discrimination are neither tolerated nor acceptable.
The University has adopted Smart Working principles to support and further our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion aims of being an inclusive, collaborative and flexible employer. Further details of Smart Working can be discussed at interview stage.
Closing date: midnight on 28 November 2023
Interviews are likely to be held on Friday 8 December 2023
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