Civic & Public Engagement Assistant



Research and knowledge Exchange

Vacancy Type



Full Time

An exciting opportunity has come up to join the Research and Knowledge Exchange Department at Goldsmiths, University of London. The Department supports the development of research proposals seeking external funding; statutory reporting to external funders; compliance and due diligence on research funding; the monitoring of progress and the financial delivery of externally funded grants; business growth and upskilling/reskilling programmes, as well as commercialisation opportunities; short courses and executive training; training and support programmes for researchers; the research excellence framework and knowledge exchange; public and community engagement; civic priorities; and research policy and strategy.

About this role:

Reporting to: Public Engagement Manager

The role of Engagement Assistant is focussed on supporting engagement work across the Department of Research, and Knowledge Exchange, with a particular focus on civic and public engagement activity. In 2021, Goldsmiths launched a new Civic Strategy and Civic University Agreement, focussed on developing Goldsmiths’ role as a local anchor institution, helping to improve the lives of local people in Lewisham and beyond. Public engagement, engaged research, community dialogue and knowledge exchange activities form core components of these strategies.

In 2022, Goldsmiths was a partner in Lewisham’s year as London Borough of Culture, and regularly engages with festivals, the arts, museum and cultural sectors for engagement activities in South London and beyond.   Engagement activity across the College offers exciting opportunities for engaging with local audiences and communities with Goldsmiths’ academic expertise in new and creative ways, and supporting these initiatives will be a key part of the Civic & Public Engagement Assistant’s role. 

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