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Senior Research Governance and REF Manager
Ref. 50069560

£58,085 - £62,966 per annum (Incl. LWA)

Research & Knowledge Exchange Office

West End, London

This post is full time and permanent, working 35 hours per week.
We are excited to be recruiting for the new position of Senior Research Governance and REF Manager in our University’s Research and Knowledge Exchange Office. The Senior Research Governance and REF Manager will be responsible for leading on the administrative co-ordination of the University-wide, multi-disciplinary REF (Research Excellence Framework) submission, which includes submissions to units of assessment across all four main panels (approximately 13 units of assessment). 

The post holder will have proven influencing and management skills which will enable them to oversee and provide advice on research policy, practice, risk and compliance including legislation relating to University research and KE, national research policy frameworks and any relevant UKRI and other funder policies and programmes relating to REF, research ethics and integrity, the national Trusted Research agenda, researcher development and research culture and environment.

This role has a specific responsibility for maintaining and developing close working with the Library & Archives Service, notably the Research Environment and Scholarly Communications team to ensure that there is a unified approach to enabling a trusted research environment alongside other aligned professional service leaders and units in university governance, planning, finance, business continuity and the Graduate School.

We are looking for someone with significant experience in leading on a multi-disciplinary, University-level REF submission for all aspects of the REF who understands or has experience in supporting research ethics and integrity reporting and compliance processes at University-level. They should have some familiarity with and experience in implementing University level Concordats for Research and KE, especially those for researcher development, research ethics and integrity and KE concordats.

The post is in the West End, London but the post holder may be expected to work at any of the University sites as required. We have a Smart Working approach that allows for some off-site working; it is expected that the post holder will be onsite for an average of two days per week at a minimum. Other arrangements are subject to agreement through our Flexible Working Policy and Procedure.

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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 31 July 2024
Interviews are likely to be held on: w/c 26 August 2024

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