|Salary:||£49,794 to £54,395 per annum (Grade 7)|
|Placed On:||26th September 2023|
|Closes:||17th October 2023|
The Wales Centre for Public Policy invites applications for a newly created post of Research Fellow to help lead its work with Welsh Government ministers and officials and public service leaders.
The post offers a unique opportunity to work at the heart of current policy debates and make a positive difference to policy decisions and public service outcomes. It will enable the successful candidate to broaden their understanding of key policy developments and networks in Wales and their knowledge of evidence use in the policy process.
Co-funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and Welsh Government, the Wales Centre for Public Policy bridges the gap between academia and policy makers/practitioners by generating, synthesising and mobilising evidence from research. Staff come from a range of backgrounds including academia, the civil service, health service, local government, think tanks and the voluntary sector. The Centre is a member of the What Works network, was a finalist in the prestigious ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize, and is recognised internationally for its pioneering, demand-led approach to evidence use and knowledge mobilisation.
You will enjoy excellent access to senior policy makers and supervise the work of researchers in the Centre and leading external experts. The Centre’s work covers a wide range of policy areas but currently has a particular focus on community wellbeing, the environment and net-zero, and inequalities.
Cardiff University offers a stimulating and supportive working environment with flexible working arrangements; a generous pension scheme and a range of other benefits; a wealth of training opportunities; and offices in the world’s first Social Science Research Park (SPARK) located on Cardiff’s £300 million Innovation Campus.
The post is full-time and available from 1 November 2023 (or as soon as possible thereafter) for 12 months. We welcome applications for secondments to it.
Salary: £49,794 to £54,395 per annum (Grade 7).
For further information and an informal discussion about the role please contact Dan Bristow (Director of Policy & Practice) at firstname.lastname@example.org or James Downe (Director of Research) email@example.com.
Closing date: Tuesday, 17 October 2023
Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements. Cardiff Business School is particularly looking to recruit from under-represented groups within the School.
Cardiff University is a signatory to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions we will evaluate applicants on the quality of their research, not publication metrics or the identity of the journal in which the research is published. More information is available at: Responsible research assessment - Research - Cardiff University
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