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Policy Researcher – Career Development of Researchers

Policy Group

Location:   London
Salary:  £37,270 per annum
Fixed Term
Post Type:   Full Time
Closing Date:   Wednesday 12 May 2021
Interview Date:   See advert
Reference:   UUK01221

The Policy Group within Universities UK is responsible for providing insights and evidence on the critical issues facing UK higher education. We examine the impact of past and current policies and develop future policies to support the strength and health of the UK higher education system. Our programmes of activity aim to create the conditions for UK higher education to thrive, in line with our strategic objectives.

The Policy Researcher – Career Development of Researchers is an externally funded fixed-term (24 month) role to support the successful development and secretariat of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. The individual will be a full member of the Policy Group team. 

A Policy Researcher will have demonstrable research and organisational skills, a strong interest in public policy, excellent communication (including writing) skills and the ability to manage their own workloads to deadlines that reflect a fast-moving policy environment. Familiarity with higher education or research culture issues would be an advantage but is not essential.

More information on the work of the Policy Group is available here: http://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/policy-and-analysis/Pages/policy-and-analysis.aspx

More information on the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers is available here: https://www.vitae.ac.uk/policy/concordat 

Interviews are expected to take place on 17 and 18 May 2021.

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Universities UK is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.


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