Senior Research Associate in Policy Studies

Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
£36613 - £41212 per annum pro rata 
08 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
11 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Part Time

Senior Research Associate 

Job number  ACAD102878 
Division/School  School for Policy Studies 
Contract type  Open ended contract staff 
Working pattern  Part time 
Salary  £36613 - £41212 per annum pro rata 
Closing date for applications  11-Oct-2017 
Location: Bristol, UK
The School for Policy Studies is beginning an exciting and important new research project on the Educational Attainment and Progress of Children in Need and Children in Care. This builds on the very successful and influential previous stage of the research, also undertaken in association with the Rees Centre, University of Oxford and funded by the Nuffield Foundation.
We are seeking to appoint a part time (0.8 FTE) Senior Research Associate who will work specifically on the qualitative phase of the project, that will include interviews with professionals, carers, parents, children in care and children in need.
You should have detailed subject knowledge of looked after children, children in need, children’s services or educational disadvantage or related fields; significant experience of undertaking qualitative research, including interviewing, with a disadvantaged group; high level analytical skills and the ability to pro-actively and creatively implement solutions to complex problems; and excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills. It is essential that you have a relevant Masters degree or equivalent in social work, social policy, education or a related area.
The appointment is open ended with fixed-term funding (available from 1 November 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter until 30 April 2019).
The closing date for applications is 23:59 on 11 October 2017.
It is expected that interviews will be held on 26 October 2017.
For informal enquiries, please contact Professor David Berridge (email: or tel: +44 (0)117 9546730).
The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.