Community Engagement Manager

This part time (0.5FTE) post is available immediately on a fixed term basis for 1 year.

Summary of the role

The University is looking for a Community Engagement Manager (CEM) who will take forward the Communities Engagement for a major research initiative in the University, the Wellcome-funded Translational Research Exchange (TREE). TREE brings together scientists from quantitative disciplines including to enable breakthroughs in biomedical and clinical research. The Centre is supported by the Wellcome Trust through an Institutional Strategic Support Fund to the University.

In this role you will act as a champion, and initial point of contact, for engagement with the public and relevant communities. You will develop and strengthen links with relevant individuals, communities and groups who have an interest in engaging with and shaping new research opportunities and will also lead on the organisation of relevant workshops, seminars and events supporting our activities.

We are looking for someone who has experience of public engagement and a desire to apply this within the biomedical remit. You will have an understanding of the different ways in which communities can be involved in engaged research and will have the ability to develop and support networks, producing long term partnerships with both researchers and public groups.

This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working with the expectation that the role holder would come into the office on campus an average 1 or 2 days a week. This is open to discussion with the successful candidate.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Further information

Please contact Roz Harrison, Cluster Lead and Senior Research Development Manager for Health and Bio Environment, [email protected].

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England