Project Officer, University of Leeds

AHRC Cultural Engagement Project Officer (AHCCI1000)

University of Leeds

Application deadline: 1st September 2016

17.5 hrs per week, fixed term for 3 months

This position is funded through the AHRC Cultural Engagement grant. This funding aims to support the broader development of scholars at an early stage in their careers.  Therefore the post is only open to applicants who are Early Career Researchers or recently completed PhD students, (including students who have recently submitted their theses and are awaiting examination) in the field of arts and humanities, who wish to develop their skills and knowledge in relation to impact research initiatives, public engagement and partnership working.

Culture is one of the University of Leeds’s key research themes, in October 2016 the University will launch its new Cultural Institute. Through the Institute, the University of Leeds will pioneer innovative and ground-breaking research in partnership with the creative sector, provide opportunities through which we can transform our students’ lives and their life chances and widen engagement locally, nationally and internationally with the University’s cultural life and riches.

Working within the Cultural Institute team over a 3 month period, you will support the development and delivery of the Cultural Institute launch, a key high profile event for the University. In the lead up to the event, you will lead the development of activities working with cultural partners both on and off campus to showcase the scale and breadth of our work to date and the range of cultural assets we hold on campus. You will also support the team in developing key messages to demonstrate the relevance of the Cultural Institute to our academics in order to establish the Cultural Institute as a force for the development of interdisciplinary research which has impact on society’s global problems. Following the event you will support the team in responding to new opportunities and contacts formed through the event and lead the team in conducting a review and lessons learnt exercise following the event.

Informal enquiries may be made to Liz Harrop, email

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