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LSSI Engagement Officer

Are you interested in the application of research in policy and practice and looking to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive universities? Would you like to help progress interdisciplinary social science research engagement opportunities? Are you confident at building excellent working relationships with academic colleagues and external partners?

This new post is a unique opportunity to support the engagement activities of a vibrant social sciences research institute that works to harness and advance interdisciplinary research across the University. You 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 Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI) works to promote and champion the social sciences at Leeds both across the University and in collaboration with our external partners. It fosters interdisciplinary and international research collaborations, promotes relations with external partners in the public, private and third sectors and builds capacity through the provision of training and skills development for the next generation of research leaders.

You 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. You will have an interest in the application of research in policy and practice.

You 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.

You 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. You will have an ability to organise your workload whilst also demonstrating a high degree of initiative. You will also have excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work under sustained pressure and to deliver to tight deadlines on multiple agendas.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Hannah Crow, LSSI Co-ordinator 

Telephone: +44(0)113 343 8468, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Social Sciences
School/Institute:  Social Sciences Faculty Offices
Category:  Administrative and Clerical Support
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £27,025 to £32,236 p.a.
Working Time:  35 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (until 31 August 2022)
Release Date:  Monday 29 July 2019
Closing Date:  Monday 26 August 2019
Reference:  ESLFO1075
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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