Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI) is looking for a new ‘Engagement Officer’.
This new post is a unique opportunity to support LSSI’s engagement activities. The Engagement officer will take a lead in supporting the policy and public engagement of social sciences research at Leeds as well as fostering enhanced relations with the business community.
The Engagement Officer will need to establish a University-wide profile, forge strong links with key academics, build networks across the University and work in partnership with other research and innovation development professionals. They will have an interest in the application of research in policy and practice. They will demonstrate the ability to work in an independent and self-managed capacity to provide high-level support to the Institute to achieve its strategic and operational objectives.
They will have experience of organising events and/or training within a large scale, complex organisation and/or experience of working in either the higher education sector or the voluntary, public or private sector supporting the application and impact of research on policy and professional practice. They will have an ability to organise their own workload whilst also demonstrating a high degree of initiative. Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work under sustained pressure and to deliver to tight deadlines on multiple agendas are essential.
For further details, candidate brief and to apply, see the vacancy on the University of Leeds jobs site.