PostDoctoral Research Assistant (Oral History of the Environmental Movement)

Egham, United Kingdom
£37,467 per annum - including London Allowance
23 Oct 2022
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department of Geography

Location: Egham
Salary: £37,467 per annum - including London Allowance
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Wednesday 30 November 2022 Reference: 1022-476

Full-Time, Fixed-Term (19 months)

Postdoctoral Research Assistant on an AHRC-funded project on the oral history of the environmental movement in the UK

Applications are invited for the post of Postdoctoral Research Assistant on an AHRC-funded project on An Oral History of the Environmental Movement in the UK, 1970-2020based in the Department of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London. 

The appointee will join a team of six staff including academic researchers from a variety of disciplines and experienced environmental campaigners. The team is working closely with National Life Stories at the British Library to create an accessible and high-quality national oral history archive of environmental activism. This will be a valuable resource for the future, documenting the history, aspirations and lived experience of environmental campaigns through the words of those most intimately involved. Other project partners include the Royal Geographical Society and Friends of the Earth. 

This is a fixed term post, based at Royal Holloway. It is offered on a Full-Time basis for 19 months, starting on 1 February 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.  A part-time post will also be considered. The Full-Time salary is on the Grade 7 scale, £37,467 p.a., including London Allowance. The post will involve carrying out oral history interviews in locations around the UK, the editing and annotation of audio data, participation in witness seminars and project workshops, the writing of research papers for peer-reviewed publication in collaboration with other members of the project team, and presenting research findings at seminars and conferences. 

Applicants should have experience of research in a relevant discipline, such as geography or history, to PhD level or beyond. Training in oral history interviewing will be provided. The post will require close collaboration with the Co-Investigator Dr Oli Mould and other members of the project team led by Dr  Toby Butler, as well as with external partners including National Life Stories, the Royal Geographical Society and Friends of the Earth. Good communication skills are required both within the project team and for external audiences. Experience or interest in oral history and the environmental movement is highly desirable.

For further information about the project, see 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Toby Butler on or Oli Mould on 

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Please quote the reference: 1022-476

Closing Date:  23:59, 30 November 2022

Interview Date: 15 December 2022

Start Date: 1 February 2023