London, United Kingdom
£36,438 per annum pro rata - including London Allowance
20 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
24 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance

Location:  Other
Salary:  £36,438 per annum pro rata - including London Allowance
Post Type:  Part Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Monday 24 January 2022
Reference:  1221-505

Part-Time (60% FTE), Fixed-Term for 19 months (February 22 – September 2023)

Hours may be flexible

Applications are invited for the post of researcher in the Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance, in partnership with the Young Vic Theatre. The successful applicant will undertake research in Young Vic’s new INNOVATE programme, a theatre education project, led by the Young Vic Taking Part department with two schools in Lambeth and Southwark, South London. The successful applicant will work closely with Professor Helen Nicholson, who is leading the research, to examine the impact this place-based project has on the learning for students, teachers, and artists as well as the local community. You will work alongside young people, teachers, and artists, and will analyse the effects of INNOVATE on teaching and learning, how the arts influence engagement across the curriculum and school life. 

We invite applicants who are educated to PhD level, or have equivalent experience of research in the cultural and creative sector and/ or education. You will be an outstanding communicator who is adaptable and creative, and interested in engaging young people and teachers in the research process as co-producers. You will have the ability to share findings in different forms (including presentations, industry-focused reports). You will also have the potential to organise events that bring together theatre and education professionals and community groups.

You will have bespoke opportunities for professional development, and welcomed as a valued part of Royal Holloway’s research environment. You will be able to build a portfolio of skills with external agencies within the framework of the research project. We offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including generous annual leave and training and development opportunities.  

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Helen Nicholson 

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: 

Royal Holloway recognises the importance of helping its employees balance their work and home life by offering flexible working arrangements.  We are happy to consider a request for flexible working for this post including part time, job share or compressed working hours. 

Please quote the reference: 1221-505

Closing Date:   24 January 2022 (23.59 hours GMT)

Interview Date: 31 January 2022

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as the pro-rata salary will not meet the minimum threshold set by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 

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