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Research Impact and Policy Officer

Organisation
London School of Economics
Reference
VAC-15836
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Sector
Education
Location
London
Salary
£35,999 to £43,360
Expiry Date
31/01/2019
We are seeking a dynamic Research Impact and Policy Officer to support the management of knowledge exchange and impact processes within PSSRU and NIHR SSCR

Job Description

 

The Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) is an internationally recognised research centre based at the LSE. Directed by Professor Martin Knapp, PSSRU carries out high-quality research particularly in the areas of long-term care and mental health economics and policy. We place significant emphasis on impact from our research to support improvements in social and health care, and thereby improve lives. PSSRU is affiliated to the NIHR School for Social Care Research (NIHR SSCR) which conducts and commissions world-class research on adult social care practice in England. Directed by Professor Martin Knapp, NIHR SSCR is a partnership between five universities (with two additional partners joining NIHR SSCR from May 2019) and is led at LSE.

 

We are seeking a dynamic Research Impact and Policy Officer to support the management of knowledge exchange and impact processes within PSSRU and NIHR SSCR, to include: identifying and supporting the development of the impact of research led by PSSRU and funded by NIHR SSCR; communicating research findings to key stakeholders; managing contributions to the Social Care Elf and the ENRICH website, supporting the Journal of Long-term Care, and carrying out knowledge exchange activities to enhance the potential impact from our research.

 

Candidates should have:

  • Experience of working in a communications or research policy role
  • An interest in social care practice and research
  • Experience of writing (news, blogs, reports and website copy) and/or editing specialist publications
  • Evidence of excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience of building and developing networks with internal and external contacts

 

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.