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Social Impact Manager

  • Full time
  • £37,099 – £44,263
  • Hybrid working
  • Closing 16th February 2024

  • Advertised from 30th January 2024
  • A revised salary range for this grade of £39,347 to £46,974 is planned to take effect from Spring 2024.35 hours per week. Permanent.


The University of Edinburgh aims to deliver positive impact for society. This means we want to improve peoples’ lives and protect the planet. Our commitments include being a zero carbon and zero waste University; promoting, protecting and respecting human rights; and critically engaging with and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals.

The opportunity

The role of Social Impact Manager is a new role in the Social Impact Unit within the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability. Social impact is a developing area of work for the Department that is currently supported by a small, close team. The team’s objective is to ensure that the University’s community and social impacts maximise opportunities for staff, students, and disadvantaged groups across the City Region. Working closely with the Head of Social Impact, Senior Community Engagement Manager, Community Engagement Projects Coordinator and other Social Impact Unit and Community Team members, the successful candidate will have day-to-day oversight of established projects such as the University’s community grants scheme, as well as undertaking developmental work in emerging areas of interest.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Demonstrable work experience in community and/or public engagement and/or social impact at an operational level
  • Project and budget management experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to find innovative solutions to problems
  • Clear commitment to working as part of a team
  • Proven analytical skills
  • Excellent personal time management and prioritisation skills

Please note that this role will require a Standard Disclosure Check.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

  • A competitive salary
  • An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work.
  • To be part of a diverse and vibrant international community.
  • Comprehensive Staff Benefits, such as a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family-friendly initiatives, and flexible work options. Check out the full list on our staff benefits page (opens in a new tab) and use our reward calculator to discover the total value of your pay and benefits.

Championing equality, diversity and inclusion

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

Right to Work

If invited for interview, you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to work webpages.

The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office’s English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.

Application notes

For further information and to apply, please visit our website.

Closing date for applications is Friday 16th February 2024.

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Interviews will be held in late February or early March 2024.