Position type:

Full time


£30,942 to £38,017

01 Nov 2019
21 Nov 2019

Full details:

Reference number: SOU-1197519RW

An exciting opportunity has arisen in Faculty Central for a Research Excellence Framework Officer to make an important contribution to demonstrating Southampton’s strategic ambition and commitment to world-class research.


As a Research Excellence Framework Officer, you will manage the research administration function in the Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences in preparation for REF 2021, and support the delivery of strategic and operational services within the Faculty. You will take responsibility for coordination, development and organisation of contributions for REF 2021 such as impact case studies and environment statements, to optimise our submission in various units of assessment.


This post requires a self-motivated and proactive individual to provide operational direction and management of a busy administrative workload as well as working closely with the Associate Dean (Research) and providing specialist advice to senior academic colleagues.


You will have knowledge of higher education and research-led environments, and previous experience of working with and supporting senior academic colleagues to investigate and resolve business critical issues, and of managing significant projects. This will require demonstration of excellent communication skills, excellent time management skills, and the ability to build and maintain good working relationships both within and outside the organisation. In particular, you will have excellent writing skills and be able to identify the key elements necessary to build impact case studies and understand what key evidence is required to corroborate impact.



Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Farrance (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote reference 1197519RW on all correspondence.



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