|Salary:||£34,304 to £36,811 per annum|
|Placed On:||24th November 2021|
|Closes:||16th December 2021|
The School of Justice Studies at Liverpool John Moores University is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant in Criminal Justice to undertake research and support project management on a three-year ESRC funded project tilted ‘Rehabilitating Probation: Rebuilding culture, identity and legitimacy in a reformed public service’ (Ref ES/W001101/1). Based at LJMU, the postholder will join a research team led by Principal Investigator Dr Matthew Millings (LJMU) that includes Professor Lol Burke (LJMU), Dr Gwen Robinson (University of Sheffield), Dr Nicola Carr (University of Nottingham) and Dr Harry Annison (University of Southampton). The project is examining the experiences and consequences of a significant programme of public service reform within probation and rehabilitation services which is seeing formerly outsourced services brought back into the public sector, and thousands of staff transition from employment in private sector Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) to the public sector National Probation Service (NPS). The study will centre on a case study of experiences in one regional probation division but will also involve research interviews in other parts of England & Wales, in and beyond the NPS.
You will play a crucial role in conducting interviews and providing administrative leadership and support in the planning and management of research activities across all aspects of the project. You will work with the Principal Investigator in directing the day-to-day development of research activities, in building and maintaining relationships with criminal justice practitioners in probation services and beyond, in the organisation and administration of engagement events, and will be involved in write-up and dissemination activity. The role will involve significant travel within the case study location and potentially some national travel. To support the Research Assistant’s longer-term professional development the project team will routinely provide and gauge the impact of skills advancement opportunities around research design, analysis and dissemination, built into the role.
You should have a good first degree, a post-graduate taught and ideally a post-graduate research qualification in areas relevant to criminal justice, probation, and/or rehabilitation policy and practice. You should be able to demonstrate your experience of conducting research and/or working collaboratively in project teams. The crucial role in the day-to-day leadership of the project you will perform means you are required to demonstrate excellent organizational skills, your capacity to work independently and with initiative to set priorities, and to have an advanced ability to prepare and deliver written and oral presentations.
You must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.
Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr. Matthew Millings, Reader in Criminal Justice at email@example.com.
LJMU is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all background and communities irrespective of age, transgender status, disability, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity and religion or belief. All our appointments are made on merit.
Anticipated interview date: Week commencing 10th January 2022 (To be held via MS Teams).
LJMU is committed to achieving equality of opportunity.
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