|Salary:||£32,817 to £40,322|
|Placed On:||24th January 2020|
|Closes:||26th February 2020|
Duration: 24 months fixed-term
This new role provides a unique opportunity for an early-career researcher to join an award-winning social research institute, working on an innovative cross-sector partnership with the voluntary and philanthropic sector and the Scottish Government. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and delivering social research and learning activities across Scotland, contributing to work that will directly influence social policy at a national level.
The Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Equalities Research (I-SPHERE) at Heriot Watt University was established with a mission: to use world-class research to help drive change for people affected by extreme disadvantage.
I-SPHERE is among the UK’s top social and housing policy research centres, and in 2019 was recognised through the award of one of 22 prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prizes, which celebrate excellence, innovation and public benefit in work carried out by UK colleges and universities. In our joint submission with the University of Edinburgh we were ranked first in Scotland and second in the UK on the comprehensive Research Power indicator in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. This indicator reflects size, scope and quality of research.
This role is fully funded by a research partnership with the Hunter Foundation and the Scottish Government. It is focused exclusively on the learning programme for the Social Innovation Partnership, a grantmaking programme that supports innovative approaches to child poverty and disadvantage across Scotland. The post holder will work closely with 12 charities, social enterprises and local authorities who participate in the learning programme, which is led by I-SPHERE and Homeless Network Scotland.
The successful appointee will be expected to undertake the following:
Candidates are welcome to make informal enquiries about this position to Sam Thomas (email@example.com).
For application details and further information please go to: www.hw.ac.uk/apply-jobs
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