Salary £45,791 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 Information and Systems Manager to join the Research and Knowledge Exchange Office (RKEO) in a leading role to deliver our University commitments highlighted in our Research and Knowledge Exchange Strategy Making a Difference (2022 – 2029) with a focus on our research information systems and the capture of and reporting on management information. 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 operational oversight, in co-ordination with individual module owners, of the University's current research information system (CRIS) known internally as the Virtual Research Environment (VRE) which underpins a range of research and knowledge exchange related processes including funding bids, ethics, the doctoral researcher student journey, university research outputs repository and associated contextual metadata for research profiles and the Research Excellence Framework. They will co-ordinate management information requirements for internal and external reporting exercises (including the Research Excellence Framework – a key strategic priority for the University) in collaboration with relevant internal and external stakeholders.
The successful candidate will have demonstrable knowledge and understanding of current research information management systems and the capture of and reporting on management information in relation to research and knowledge exchange activities within a UK context, project management experience and how it applies to research information management systems and experience in the development of documentation and/or delivery of training to end users. 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 w/c 11 December 2023
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