Research Associate

Cardiff, Cardiff (Caerdydd)
£33,797 - £40,322 per annum (Grade 6)
01 Nov 2019
28 Nov 2019
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Associate - Wales Centre for Public Policy (WCPP)

Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 per annum (Grade 6)

Vacancy Number: 9263BR

Co-funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and Welsh Government, the Wales Centre for Public Policy bridges the gap between academia and practice by generating and mobilising evidence from research that has the potential to improve policy decisions and implementation.

The Centre is a member of the What Works network and collaborates with leading researchers from across the UK and internationally. It produces both policy oriented and academic research, and its staff have excellent access to senior policy makers and public service leaders. This enables them to achieve research impact and contribute to academic theory about policy making and delivery, and the ways in which evidence informs policy and practice – at national and local level.

We are seeking to recruit an outstanding individual to contribute to our on-going programme of work for the Welsh Government and public services.

The post offers a unique opportunity to undertake high quality, policy research working alongside academic colleagues and policy makers who are at the heart of current policy developments and debates including: Brexit, the economy and work, social justice, sustainability and the well-being of future generations. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with a knowledge of and interest in health and/or social care.

You must have a good understanding of public policy; a commitment to high quality policy research; strong communication and organisational skills; and the ability to work effectively as part of the Centre’s wider team of 20 full-time staff.

The post is full-time (35 hours per week) and fixed term until September 2022 with the possibility of renewal thereafter subject to the availability of funding.

Cardiff Business School

Cardiff Business School is widely regarded as one of the leading business and management schools in the UK, ranked 6th in the UK for the quality of its research in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). We educate over 3,500 students annually, including over 1,500 international students. Cardiff Business School has an international faculty of world-leading scholars. Our research reputation has helped us become an attractive centre of scholarship for colleagues from the UK and beyond. As the world’s first Public Value Business School, Cardiff Business School has a commitment to delivering societal as well as economic value though the undertaking of world leading inter-disciplinary research addressing the grand challenges facing communities, business and organisations.

To apply, please visit our website: 

Closing date: Thursday, 28 November 2019.

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.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

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