Impact and Development Manager

Job summary

To support the transformation of the construction sector in line with the goals of the Industrial Strategy, an exciting opportunity has arisen to work as an Impact and Development Manager, with responsibilities to ensure the impact of research developed through the Transforming Construction Network Plus (TCN+) and the Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation on the construction sector. The role is based in the Centre for Systems...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG00976
  • Date posted 4 September 2019
  • Closing date 20 September 2019

Job description

Job summary

To support the transformation of the construction sector in line with the goals of the Industrial Strategy, an exciting opportunity has arisen to work as an Impact and Development Manager, with responsibilities to ensure the impact of research developed through the Transforming Construction Network Plus (TCN+) and the Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation on the construction sector.

The role is based in the Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

This is a full time fixed term 6 months appointment, with the potential for a longer part-time role.

Duties and responsibilities

 

 

You will be responsible for implementing appropriate research impact management systems and processes through professional administration and leadership, working closely with Professor Whyte. Within the two domains indicated, you will:

TCN+

  • Work with a research team, faculty, advisors, professional staff and projects associated with the TCN+ to understand key outputs;
  • Identify how to amplify the impact of significant output and outcomes of small research projects (funded by the TCN+), and the core work of the Centre, working with a distributed team and range of small projects, where colleagues will have responsibility for working with the researchers on learning journeys and for publicity;
  • Communicate key messages to senior industry and policy stakeholders through a variety of formats; attending Network and Centre conferences and other meetings as required;
  • Engage with diverse stakeholder groups to ensure that key messages are received;
  • Report on engagements and against other performance or monitoring measures, in line with TCN+ expectations.

Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation

  • Listen to members of the research team to understand the key insights from their work and engage with the Centre’s members and partners to ensure research is disseminated widely within these organizations;
  • Attend the Centre advisory board and work with its members, interacting with senior managers in the member and partner organizations to encourage collaboration, funding and sponsorship, negotiating and finalising formal agreements
  • Work with Corporate Partnerships to develop existing new partnerships, write business cases and explain models for engaging with the Centre to industry.
  • Have oversight of the messages on research outputs sent out by the Centre (via the website, newsletter, etc.), and feedback on how these are received by stakeholder communities

Essential requirements

You must be educated to degree-level or equivalent and have knowledge of the key stakeholders in the Construction sector.

Your previous experience must include the following areas:

  • Research Impact Management or Business Development
  • The Higher Education sector or a similar or related area
  • Discussing research findings with industry including handling enquiries and communicating externally
  • Team working, time management and delivering to deadlines

You must also have the ability to develop strategy and excellent communication skills in order to work with senior managers, engage with policy and industry stakeholders and internally with the research team.

A high degree of accuracy is essential, together with the ability to generate innovative ideas and solutions for process improvement and to utilise a network of contacts in order to facilitate the effectiveness and efficiency of engagement.

Further information

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Professor Jennifer Whyte at j.whyte@imperial.ac.uk.

Further information about the post is available in the job description.

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to Lucy Chivers at l.chivers@imperial.ac.uk.

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk. 

The College cannot normally apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UKVI’s Points Based System. Any candidate, who is considering applying for this position and requires sponsorship, must ensure that they are able to obtain permission to work in the UK through an appropriate immigration route.

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level.

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.