Research Policy and Process Officer
£45,000 - £52,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Agile/Remote working with a requirement to travel to our UK Study Centres and Head Office when required
Permanent, Full time
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At Arden University, we pride ourselves on being true innovators, disruptors and pioneers, our focus is to promote life-long learning and ensure that everyone, everywhere can access higher education.
We are currently looking for a Research Policy & Process Officer to join our Faculty of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). You will be instrumental in the successful implementation of our Research, Knowledge Exchange & Enterprise strategy across the University. Here at Arden University, we have a great strength in our scholarship of learning and teaching across all our Faculties and a key element of this role will be to ensure that we are capitalising on this to the benefit of our students and their educational experience.
We are looking for someone with an Honours degree or equivalent professional qualification. You will have a strong background in supporting research grant administration and/or impact within a Higher Education Institution or similar setting.
You will have experience of guiding academics, researchers and students through the policies and procedures for ethics, research integrity and research governance. You should understand the UK research governance framework and have experience of implementing knowledge exchange and research impact-related activities.
You will also have knowledge of research funding councils, REF, KEF, and research quality measures, along with experience in financial planning and monitoring. The ability to develop efficient bid development processes, problem-solving skills, and flexibility in responding to change are key attributes.
If you meet these criteria, we encourage you to apply for this integral role and join the Research, Knowledge Exchange & Enterprise team in creating a robust research infrastructure.
Please refer to the job description
At Arden, you will become a part of a passionate and dedicated team who are committed to removing unnecessary barriers to learning and making education more accessible. Our people work hard to ensure our students journeys are the best they can possibly be, as such we want to reward our people with fantastic benefits. Employees benefit from:
- 30 days holiday, add the bank holiday on top, and we even throw in Christmas closure
- A generous Aviva pension plan, our contributions start at 7%
- PMI or Healthcare Cashback (dependent on role grade)
- Study any Arden course for free, with generous discount for all family and friends
- Our ‘Golden Ticket’ which allows you to gift anyone in your life a free Arden education
- Plus, other competitive benefits!
Stand out, Progressive, Accessible, Resourceful, Kindness, reflect who we are as an institution, a team and as individuals. If they also reflect you and you are excited by the chance to be the driving, creative force within a growing business, we want to hear from you.
There has never been a more exciting time to join Arden University, as we expand into new disciplines and locations. For the full job description, click here, or to start your journey with us, click apply!
Closing Date: Friday 1st of March 2024
We reserve the right to close this vacancy before the specified closing date should we receive sufficient applications or in order to respond to business needs. In order to avoid missing an opportunity to apply please submit your application as early as possible.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we recognise, and studies confirm, that often underrepresented candidates in the work place are less likely to apply to roles unless they meet all skills and experience of the position. At Arden we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, therefore we make sure that our recruitment and selection processes never discriminate based upon age, race, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, or pregnancy, and actively welcome applications from all groups.
So, if you want to be part of Arden and our journey, but you feel that you’re missing some of the skills or experience the role requires, then we encourage you to apply anyway as you may make a great candidate for this role or others!