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Welfare and EDI Officer (fixed term)

University of Nottingham - The Researcher Academy

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £33,966 to £45,585 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 7th February 2024
Closes: 23rd February 2024
Job Ref: FAB017624

We are seeking a creative, enthusiastic, compassionate and well-organised individual with experience in training delivery and student support and wellbeing to join the Researcher Academy as Postgraduate Researcher (PGR) Welfare and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Officer. 

Working within the Researcher Academy, the PGR Welfare and EDI Officer will be responsible for a combination of project management, policy and process development and advocacy related to institutional and programme-level PGR focussed welfare and EDI issues.  

The role holder will take responsibility for the development and delivery of welfare services within the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership (BBSRC DTP), supporting welfare and EDI projects on this large interdisciplinary and cross-institutional PhD programme. They will deliver an efficient, effective and informed pastoral support service to BBSRC DTP PGRs, particularly focusing on the development and delivery of EDI and welfare focused training for PGRs and supervisors, providing support to students on placement, and provide advice to academic supervisors and other staff involved in supporting DTP students in relation to pastoral support. They will ensure that all students have access to equitable levels of high-quality pastoral support.  

The post-holder will also act as the project officer leading institutional-level activities to support wider PGR welfare and EDI issues and policy development.  This will include management of the Adapt Together Peer Mentoring Programme and chairing the PGR Wellbeing Task and Finish Group.   

The Researcher Academy is the network for researchers, and the staff who support them, at the University of Nottingham. We work to promote a healthy research culture, to cultivate researcher excellence, and develop creative partnerships that enable researchers to flourish.  

Don’t meet every single requirement? We encourage you to apply anyway as we know that a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace is not only a better place to work but also produces higher-quality solutions. If you are excited by the opportunities of this role, but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every requirement, you should still apply; you may be just the right candidate.  

This is a fixed term, full-time post (36.25 hours) offered on fixed term contract until 31 July 2025. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours per week) ; however applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 29 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and the number of preferred hours. Job share arrangements may be considered. 

Requests for secondment from internal candidates may be considered on the basis that prior agreement has been sought from both your current line manager and the manager of your substantive post, if you are already undertaking a secondment role.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Sandra Rose, email: sandra.rose@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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