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Blueprint Senior Research Fellow

Anglia Ruskin University - Faculty of Business & Law

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £40,927 to £50,296
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 1st October 2021
Closes: 29th October 2021
Job Ref: 459884

About ARU:
ARU is a vibrant workplace and our university is gaining prominence both nationally and internationally. We have ambitious plans for the future and we are determined that our students and staff will realise their full potential. Our main campuses in the cities of Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough have been transformed with major capital investment. With an annual turnover of over £200m, we are a major force for higher education and one of the largest universities in the East of England.

About the Role:
The Faculty of Business and Law has a number of EU funded projects with a mix of academics and professional staff forming the delivery teams. These teams work with project delivery teams from other organisations. The Interreg France Channel England funded BLUEPRINT project is led by Essex County Council and has project partners from England and northern France.

This role is dedicated to the BLUEPRINT to a circular economy project. The Research Fellow role is to focus on working academics and professional staff on the project’s three work packages with the work package associated with social enterprises, training organisations and disadvantaged/business learners taking majority focus. The outcomes being to upskill 2,000 new circular economy learners and support 300 of them to gain employment in the sector. A network of 100 social enterprises to form around the BLUEPRINT will be created so that once the project has ended in June 2023 these social enterprises can continue to train people using the training programme created.

You’ll have a degree plus PhD or Professional Doctorate. Current and active experience in engagement of research in the broad area of circular economy or sustainability is essential. You’ll also have experience or working with social enterprises/training organisations as well as experience of working with stakeholders from the public and private sector.

Part-time roles will be considered ranging from 0.4 FTE to 1.0 FTE.

Informal enquiries can be made to the Industrial Lead, Paul Bourgeois at

Find out more about working with us.

We offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.

We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.

We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Guidance Notes:
For a list of key requirements, please click the apply button to download the Job Description and Person Specification. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.

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