Vacancies: Senior Research posts at the Wales Centre for Public Policy

Senior Research posts available at the Wales Centre for Public Policy

The Wales Centre for Public Policy at Cardiff University is seeking 2 outstanding individuals to play key roles in developing and leading its work with public services including health, local government and schools: a Public Services Fellow & a Research Fellow.

Public Services Fellow

DEADLINE 6 July 2018
SALARY £41,212 – £47,722 per annum (Grade 7)
LOCATION WCPP Office, 10/12 Museum Place, Cardiff

The successful candidate will be able to bridge the worlds of policy and research and have a passion for improving public service delivery and outcomes. You will work closely with policy makers and practitioners to support the co-creation, synthesis and mobilisation of knowledge and evidence from social science research.

The role offers a unique opportunity to work at the heart of current policy debates, collaborating with leading researchers and policy experts to identify effective approaches to key challenges in policy areas such as early years, health and social care, employment and skills, and economic growth.

The Centre is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and Welsh Government and enjoys excellent access to ministers, senior civil servants and public service leaders. It is a member of the UK-wide network of What Works Centres and collaborates with a range of UK and international partners including the Alliance for Useful Evidence.

The successful candidate will become a member of the Centre’s Management Team and work with other senior colleagues to contribute to the Centre’s strategic development and direction. This is a full-time position of 35 hours a week and is available from 1st September 2018 for four years in the first instance with the possibility of renewal thereafter subject to the availability of funding. For further information and informal discussion about the post please contact Professor Steve Martin at: steve.martin@wcpp.org.uk

We welcome applications for secondments (for a period of at least 12 months) to the role. Interviews are scheduled for w/c 16th July 2018. For more information on how to apply, visit https://www.wcpp.org.uk/about/opportunities/

Research Fellow

DEADLINE 6 July 2018
SALARY £41,212 – £47,722 per annum (Grade 7)
LOCATION WCPP Office, 10/12 Museum Place, Cardiff
   

The Wales Centre for Public Policy at Cardiff University is seeking to appoint an outstanding senior researcher to undertake and publish leading edge research on knowledge mobilisation and evidence use by governments and public services.

The post offers a unique opportunity to focus full time on research in order to advance the theory and practice of knowledge mobilisation and evidence use. The research will draw on the Centre’s work with government and public services and has the potential to make a very significant contribution to the academic literature.

The Centre is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and Welsh Government.  It works directly with ministers, senior civil servants and public service leaders to co-create, synthesise and mobilise knowledge and evidence from social science research that can help to address economic and social challenges.

The successful candidate will join the Centre’s Management Team and work with other senior colleagues to contribute to its strategic development and direction.

This is a full-time research position of 35 hours a week and is available from 1st September 2018 for four years in the first instance with the possibility of renewal thereafter subject to the availability of funding. The Centre will consider proposals for a long-term secondment to the post.

For further information and informal discussion about the post please contact Professor Steve Martin (Director of the Wales Centre for Public Policy) via: steve.martin@wcpp.org.uk or Professor James Downe (Director of Research) at james.downe@wcpp.org.uk

For more information on how to apply, visit https://www.wcpp.org.uk/about/opportunities/

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