Impact Lead: The Alan Turing Institute

The Alan Turing Institute

The Alan Turing Institute is the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence whose mission is to make great leaps in data science and artificial intelligence research in order to change the world for the better.

Role Purpose 

The Impact Lead will build and lead a small team that will support all of the Institute’s directorates in delivering the Institute’s impact agenda by developing the policies, process, tools and systems to support reporting, evaluation, impact and knowledge exchange.

The Turing Institute is currently required to use ResearchFish to report outputs and outcomes from UKRI funded projects and Programmes of work (£48m over five years for the Living with Machines and AI for Government programmes).

The role will sit within the Programme Management directorate at the Institute, which currently supports delivery of all the Research Programmes at the Institute, and work closely with:

  • The Institute’s new Chief Scientist
  • The Office of the Director
  • Colleagues leading and supporting research activity across the Institute
  • Colleagues leading and supporting training the next generation
  • Research Application Managers
  • Colleagues in the Communications and Marketing team
  • University partners

Duties and Responsibilties 

  • Build, lead and manage a small but effective team to support reporting, evaluation, impact and knowledge exchange across the Institute
  • Lead the development of the Institute’s overall strategy, with regard to reporting, evaluation, impact and knowledge exchange. 
  • Lead a collaborative approach to create and deliver an Institute-wide impact planning and assessment framework.
  • Develop processes for evaluation of research outputs and outcomes and evaluation of impact.
  • Manage the development of business processes, tools and systems to support impact and knowledge exchange.
  • Support Directors, as required, to analyse the impact performance against its goals in their area.
  • Work closely with the Office of the Director to lead the preparation of external Institute-wide reviews.
  • Identify suitable activities creating impact or on routes to impact which can be referred to Communications and Marketing team for impact case study development, and ensuring a log of impact case studies is maintained.
  • Responsible for drafting and updating policies, guidelines and procedures.
  • Provide advice for embedding impact into proposals for activities.

Person Specifcation 

  • Degree level of equivalent qualification and/or experience.
  • Significant experience working in a research or higher education setting in an impact function.
  • Significant experience of leading, designing and rolling out a reporting and impact framework to a new organisation.

Please see our portal for a full breakdown of the Job Description.

Terms and Conditions  

This full time post is offered on a fixed term basis for two years.  The annual salary is £56,800 - £58,500 plus excellent benefits, including flexible working and family friendly policies,

Application procedure

Please see our jobs portal for full details on how to apply and the interview process.

Equality Diversity and Inclusion

The Alan Turing Institute is committed to creating an environment where diversity is valued and everyone is treated fairly.  In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.  Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.

Closing date: 
Friday, February 4, 2022
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