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REF Project Manager (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Cambridge Judge Business School leverages the power of academia for real world impact to transform individuals, organisations and society. Since 1990, Cambridge Judge has forged a reputation as a centre of rigorous thinking and high-impact transformative education, situated within one of the world's most prestigious research universities, and in the heart of the Cambridge Cluster, the most successful technology entrepreneurship cluster in Europe.

This role will take primary responsibility for the preparation of the Department's Research Excellence Framework (REF) submission, working closely with the department's Director of Research and Research Manager, as well as the University's central REF team and staff members responsible for REF preparations in other School of Technology departments, to ensure compliance with Research England requirements and internal University milestones, as well as sharing of best practice across the School and the wider University. The role holder will ensure all elements of the REF submission are compliant with Research England policy, and will be the primary source of expert advice to the Director of the School, Director of Research, and Research Manager.

The role holder will work closely with the academic staff, in particular co-writing impact case studies, selecting suitable material from the range of practitioner engagement and elements of the research environment, and agreeing on the optimum set of outputs selected for submission. Significant expertise in research and analysis will be required to establish credibility and ensure effective engagement. The ideal candidate will be educated to degree or equivalent level, with excellent verbal and written comprehension and communication skills. Knowledge of the University's Elements database would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will have the ability to manage and prioritise a varied and heavy workload, take the initiative in complex problem-solving, work independently, and maintain a proactive approach to the demands of the role. Experience of any of the following would be relevant: gathering data, writing reports, conducting structured interviews, compiling evidence, creating marketing materials and preparing for audits.

This is a part-time position working 60 per cent full-time equivalent (approximately 22 hours per week). The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance, and the appointment will be from September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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