Research Development Officer in the Centre for Sport, Physical Education & Activity Research (spear)

Canterbury Christ Church University - Faculty Office - Social and Applied Sciences


The Centre for Sport, Physical Education & Activity Research (spear) is located within the Faculty of Social & Applied Sciences. Research in the Centre is funded by a range of national and international funders such as the International Olympic Committee, Department of Health, Department for Education, English Federation for Disability Sport, Premiership Rugby, Sport England and the Youth Sport Trust. Recent work has focused on the physical activity, health and wellbeing of young people, hard to reach and less active populations.

The Role

Applications are invited for the position of Research Development Officer. The successful candidate’s principal responsibilities will be to organise and develop spear’s research activities. Activities will include identification and development of funding opportunities; liaison with stakeholders; project management; research design, implementation, analysis, reporting and dissemination. 


Applicants should have experience of contract research. They should be educated to Master’s level/ possess a good honours degree with additional project management qualification or commitment to obtain project management qualification.

Additional Information

This post is fixed term until 10 February 2020

Start date for applications: 10 January 2018
Closing date for applications: 31 January 2018
Interviews are to be held: 15 February 2018

To apply online, please click the ‘Apply for this job’ button below. To gain further details about this post please visit our Vacancies page:

For posts of this nature you will be required to fill in the main details section as well as upload your CV, covering letter and any supporting documents.

Informal enquiries to Dr Abby Foad -

If you require further information regarding the application process please contact the Recruitment Team at quoting reference number SAS0931. Please note applications must be made online via the University website; details sent directly via email cannot be considered.

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