Apply now to be our next Research and Innovation Development Manager/Officer (Deadline 17 March)

Are you an experienced and ambitious Research and Innovation professional looking to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Universities? Do you have a background in developing and delivering high value and high-quality funding applications? Are you confident and outgoing, and keen to help progress research and innovation in the arts and humanities through building excellent working relationships with academics, policymakers, and colleagues in the creative, cultural and heritage industries? 

We are looking for a professional and proactive individual to shape the strategic direction of arts and humanities research. The University of Leeds has outstanding cultural attractions, creative resources, performance and exhibition spaces, and its staff includes cultural practitioners as well as researchers. We have a strong track record of working with the creative, cultural and heritage industries, and have a range of important national and international partnerships with museums, galleries, theatres and arts organisations, as well as with key funders.

Working through both the Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute and the Research and Innovation Service, the Research & Innovation Development Manager/Officer will identify new sources of research income from diverse funding sources, work with key academics and research groups to develop new ideas and approaches, and identify opportunities and pathways to fund research and innovation activity. You will work with colleagues across the University and with research partners to provide a coordinated service to support research and innovation activity across the full range of research funders, including UKRI, UK government departments, global challenge opportunities and charities. You will be our key point of contact for AHRC to ensure intelligence and information on new funding opportunities can be identified and actively pursued.

Possessing a relevant degree in the arts, humanities or a related discipline, you will have experience of working across disciplines to develop and implement research and innovation strategies. You will have excellent project management skills and experience of working with academic teams in the development of successful external funding applications.

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

Professor Melanie Bell, Director of the Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute



Dr Lisa Hill, Head of Research Development, Research and Innovation Support