|Salary:||£30,497 per annum|
|Placed On:||22nd June 2022|
|Closes:||13th July 2022|
Faculty/Directorate: Faculty of Science and Engineering
School: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Contract: Fixed Term for 2 years
Location: Bay Campus, Swansea
The Welsh Institute of Physical Activity, Health and Sport (WIPAHS) has been created to increase the research capacity of Sport Wales in collaboration with Universities across Wales, with the aim of promoting the health benefits associated with sport, physical activity and recreation. Further information on WIPAHS is available here - https://www.swansea.ac.uk/sports-science/astem/wipahs/
The successful candidate will be based at Swansea University Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences working in a multidisciplinary environment creating internationally leading research and delivering high quality teaching. Academic staff in the Department are part of the Applied Sports, Technology, and Exercise as Medicine (A-STEM) Research Centre.
The main project that the Research Assistant will be involved in is as follows: Sport Wales are evaluating a programme called “60 Plus Offer: Active Leisure Scheme”. The long-term aim of the programme is to enable the 60 years plus population in Wales to live longer, better, and happier lives by improving their physical activity levels, confidence, strength and balance. This project will evaluate the current programme and inform future iterations through the exploration of: (i) whether the programme is achieving its long-term aim, (ii) the value generated by the programme and whether this provides a compelling case for a longer-term offer, and (iii) what the benefits and challenges of operating the programme are and how this vary on a local and regional level. The intention is to provide a report on the findings which can then be used by Sport Wales, stakeholders, and academics to promote opportunities for the 60 plus population to be active.
The successful candidate should have a PhD in a relevant subject area (or near completion), a demonstrable knowledge of physical activity, health and/or sport promotion and the ability to project manage and meet required deadlines to ensure all deliverables are met.
A satisfactory DBS certificate must be provided before a start date is confirmed
The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and welcome diverse applications from the following protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation.
We have an under-representation of women in the area of research and would particularly welcome applications from women for this position. We also have an under representation of individuals from Minority Ethnic backgrounds and would encourage applications from these groups. Appointments will always be made on merit.
For further information please contact the lead WIPAHS researcher Dr Catherine Sharp firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants are asked to provide a completed online application providing evidence against the essential criteria in the recruitment documentation. Applicants should also attach a CV to the application.
Interview date: w/c 26/07/22
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