|Placed On:||28th September 2023|
|Closes:||12th October 2023|
Location: Preston Campus
Contract Type: Fixed Term for 36 months due to being limited by funding
Hours: 7.26 hours per week
Interview Date: To be confirmed
The UCLan Policy Forum provides a gateway to analytical services, local insight, specialist expertise and research-based evidence to address strategic priorities affecting the health, wellbeing and local economies of communities across the north west of England.
The Forum will support the demand for effective, integrated and evidence-informed policies to address structural weaknesses and emerging challenges across the north west of England, and to ensure a fairer deal for the region through ongoing national initiatives, including HMG’s Build Back Better and Levelling Up proposals.
To support the development of the Policy Unit we are recruiting to the following full-time (1.0 FTE) roles:
Research Associate in Applied Data Science – harnessing publicly available datasets to inform policy and practice;
Research Associate in Consultation and Engagement Science – engaging with local communities and key stakeholders to identify and address their strategic priorities;
Senior Research Assistant – collating, evaluating and synthesising local expertise and insight to generate evidence-based needs assessments.
To support these roles in engaging with local, regional, national and international priorities we are also recruiting to
4 x Policy Fellows (0.2FTE) – leading project development, implementation and impact.
The above roles offer a unique opportunity for candidates with the experience, expertise and commitment to work collaboratively across sectors to the health, wellbeing and local economies of communities across the north west of England.
We are looking for individuals with a higher degree (MD/DProf/PhD/DPhil/DSc) or equivalent professional experience in public policy research, innovation and/or development to come and join us at the University. The successful individual will have a strong track record of strategic policy and/or knowledge leadership such as the management of teams delivering insights generated through: research and development; enterprise and innovation; or skills and workforce development. They will have the ability to deal with complex situations, influence policy and deliver impact whilst being able to think strategically and have a flexile working approach to adapt challenges of change .
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