Impact Analyst

Cardiff has been recognised as one of nine creative clusters in the UK. Clwstwr Creadigol is a multi-million pound investment which will place innovation at the core of media production in the capital. The five-year innovation programme will work in partnership with the screen industry to research and develop new products, services and experiences. We are looking for an Impact Analyst who will play a key role in assessing the impact of Clwstwr Creadigol’s interventions in the screen sector. This is an opportunity to work within a dynamic new team that will be at the cutting edge of innovation in the creative industries. Join us.

Clwstwr Creadigol is an exciting and ambitious new initiative funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Welsh Government, involving a wide range of creative industry partners across South Wales. Led by Cardiff University In partnership with the University of South Wales and Cardiff Metropolitan, Clwstwr Creadigol will develop a series of innovative R&D programmes – within a Screen Innovation System and a News Innovation Lab  - with companies in the screen (and screen-related) sectors. The aim is to create a range of new products, services and experiences, and to embed a culture of innovation into the creative industries in South Wales. Clwstwr Creadigol will also build a model for promoting growth and prosperity in the Welsh screen and screen-related industries, building on the success of the Welsh screen sector and move it from strength to global leadership.

The Creative Industries Impact Analyst will play a key role in assessing the impact of Clwstwr Creadigol’s interventions in the screen sector (and creative industries more generally) in South Wales. They will (working in partnership with the AHRC and Welsh Government) establish and develop a framework for measuring and evaluating the creative and economic impact of R&D in the creative sector.   

This post is part time 28 hours per week ( 0.8 FTE), and is fixed term until August 2022.
Salary: £33,199 - £39,609 per annum, pro-rata for hours worked (Grade 6)

Date advert posted: Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Closing date: Saturday, 24 November 2018

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

Job Description

  • Work with the Clwstwr Creadigol team, the AHRC and Welsh Government to develop, refine and operationalise a  model for measuring the economic, social and cultural impact of the Clwstwr Creadigol R&D programmes, ensuring compliance with data security protocols. 
  • Understand the roles R&D can play in boosting innovation and economic sustainability in the creative industries.
  • Gather together existing data sets and establish baseline data in key areas, and review and keep up-to-date systems and protocols for the collection and analysis of monitoring and performance data.
  • Develop and maintain a system for archiving tools, data files, analysis files, reports and presentations for activity undertaken, and use these to conduct periodic analyses and reports of the impact of Clwstwr Creadigol.
  • Advise the Clwstwr Creadigol team on the potential impact of R&D interventions.
  • Produce publications arising from this research.
  • Represent Clwstwr Creadigol at events/receptions/conferences.
  • Keep abreast of relevant creative industries research and policy.
  • Conduct ad hoc creative industry research to support the Clwstwr Creadigol team.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

  • Masters and/or PhD in relevant area.  – or minimum of 2 years relevant work experience, such as project evaluation or impact analysis or monitoring;

Knowledge, Skills and Experience 

  • Proven strong analytical and data skills; including experience with database development and data analysis including use of statistical software (such as Excel and/or SPSS) and a clear understanding of the importance of data quality and management and its importance to analysis and assessment. Demonstrable experience of both qualitative and quantitative impact monitoring and evaluation and familiarity with different methodologies and techniques.
  • An understanding of the literature around creative industries and/or R&D and innovation and/or measuring social and economic impacts.
  • Good communication skills, and ability to work as part of a dynamic team. 
  • Strong writing skills, for academic, policy and general audiences.
  • Positive, flexible and able to adapt to different situations– from working with freelancers and micro-SMEs to large corporations and government.

Desirable Criteria 

  • Experience of working with creative industries businesses (freelancers, micro/SMEs, large businesses) and understanding of the UK creative economy, especially screen and news industries.

Salary Range Min. 33,199

Salary Range Max. 39,609

Job Category: Academic - Research

Grade: Grade 6

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