Research Officer

Cardiff University - Public Policy Institute for Wales

The Public Policy Institute for Wales is independent but works closely with Welsh Ministers and the civil service to improve the effectiveness of policy making and public service delivery. The Institute is co-funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and Welsh Government and is a member of the UK wide What Works network, providing a strong link between What Works Centres and policy makers in Wales.

We are seeking to recruit two outstanding Research Officers. These posts offer an exciting opportunity to work at the heart of current policy debates including Brexit, the future of the Welsh economy, closing the attainment gap, and the future funding of the health service and social care.

Educated to degree level (or with equivalent relevant experience), you will have an interest in public policy, good communication and organisational skills, the ability to work effectively as part of the PPIW team and a commitment to using evidence to improve policy and practice.

Salary: £25,769 - £29,847 per annum (Grade 5)       
Outstanding candidates who can demonstrate substantial relevant experience (see additional information) may be appointed at Grade 6:

Salary: £31,656 - £37,768 per annum (Grade 6)

The posts offer full time positions, working 35 hours per week from 1st December 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.  They are for a fixed term of one year with the possibility of renewal subject to future funding.

The university will consider applications which propose secondments to these posts.

Closing date: Thursday, 3 November 2016

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.  Our inclusive environment welcomes applications from talented people from diverse backgrounds.

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