14th June 2021

We are investing in a Knowledge Exchange Officer post (0.6FTE). It is advertised for 12 months in the first instance but we very much hope that the role will be absorbed into our budgets on an ongoing basis. The brief job spec and link are below.

This is an opportunity to join our friendly team, and ever-growing community and make a real and lasting difference to the landscape of crime and justice, in Scotland and beyond. If you have any questions just let us know.

Knowledge Exchange Officer, SCCJR

The KE Officer will be responsible for developing and embedding knowledge exchange and impact activities across SCCJR and will seek to maximise the Centre’s engagement with non-academic audiences and research users to create opportunities for impact. The role includes creating and maintaining a wide-ranging impact portfolio, ensuring strategic alignment with the Centre’s wider objectives. The role demands a highly flexible and responsive approach given the complexity and time-sensitivity involved in managing both internal and external relationships in a professional manner. The post will be particularly responsible for managing the external relations of the Centre, building strong productive relationships with non-academic partners, raising funds to support impact-related activities, develop and implement KE strategy in line with University values, line manage interns to ensure the production of timely and relevant outputs; and maintain a strong sense professional development to fulfil new requirements of the role as they emerge. The post includes working with research and KE staff in SCCJR and with external stakeholders from academia, the public, private and third sectors. The KE Officer’s work will involve sustaining existing partnerships as well as identification of new external partners and potential research users, with the aim of developing relationships resulting in new collaborative activities which deliver real-world impacts. The post will also require the post holder to manage budgets on specific projects and line manage temporary members of staff such as interns.