Free open Job in Wales Research Development Officer at Cardiff University

Cardiff University School of Social Sciences is looking to appoint to the post of Research Development Officer. Applications are invited from individuals with a keen interest and expertise in applied social research. The role will be based in CASCADE, the Children’s Social Care Research and Development Centre at Cardiff University, as part of the Wales School for Social Care Research.
This is an exciting new post and is an initiative funded by Health and Care Research Wales. The post holder will be based in CASCADE at Cardiff University School of Social Sciences, however the project sits within a larger scheme of capacity building in social care research that is being delivered across Wales involving partnerships with universities, practitioners, policy makers and Health and Care Research Wales. The main focus of the post is the development of social research capacity through building bridges between social care knowledge production and social care policy and practice. This initiative will have a particular focus in relation to children and family services.

The post would suit an academic educated to postgraduate level (preferably PhD), or suitably qualified professional with expertise in social research, a background in work-force training and knowledge of social work and social care services. Experience of collaborative working in and managing networks would also be helpful.

This post is full time, 35 hours a week, fixed term to the 30th September 2019

Salary: £33,199 – £39,609 per annum (Grade 6)

The post holder will be responsible to Dr Alyson Rees

For informal enquiries contact Dr Alyson Rees, Telephone 029 2087 5261.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 30th October 2018

Date advert posted: Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Closing Date: Saturday, 20 October 2018

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

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.


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