Research Assistant

Centre for Educational Research and Childhood

Location:  Kedleston Road
Salary:  £18,342 to £24,461 per annum
Closing Date:  Tuesday 03 December 2019
Contract Type:  Permanent
Post Type:  Full Time
Reference:  0628-19
Responsible To:  Senior Researcher

Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an exceptional place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work.

Ours is an extraordinary educational environment and because we specialise in identifying and developing individual potential, you can be confident you'll receive all the help and encouragement you need to build a rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress. 

Our combined higher and further education offering is spread over campuses in Derby, Buxton, Leek and Chesterfield and we have some of the best university facilities in the UK, investing more than £200 million in facilities in the last 10 years. 

We achieve outstanding results for our teaching and research and with more than 34,000 people choosing to study with us every year, we depend on the dedication of a team of 2,200 academic and professional services staff. 

Financially strong and seriously ambitious we offer our employees a family-friendly, rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

About the role

The International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS) at the University of Derby is a research centre with expertise in career and career development. The centre conducts research, provides consultancy to the career development sector, offers a range of training and delivers a number of accredited learning programmes up to and including doctoral level.

The International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS) is an applied research centre at the University of Derby. iCeGS is looking to recruit a Researcher to support the growth and development of research and consultancy in the area of careers, employability and the relationship between education and work.

Having gained proven experience in social research in the field of social or educational research, you will contribute to a range of research and consultancy projects, leading appropriate initiatives, contributing ideas and developing and applying research methodologies and techniques. You will publish research outputs in reputable outlets, such as peer-reviewed journals, and present research findings at conferences and through other public engagement strategies. You will also contribute to learning and teaching as necessary through the supervision of undergraduate or postgraduate students and / or supervision of projects.

If you are successful, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The post for which you are applying is exempt from Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 requiring any spent convictions to be declared. Any information you provide will be treated in confidence and only used when considering your suitability for the post.

To enable us to process your DBS check please ensure you are able to supply the documentation listed on the DBS website at interview stage.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect everyone who works for us to also share this commitment and to treat people with courtesy and respect.

Please note, unfortunately due to the SOC level and salary associated with this post we would be unable to sponsor any applicants requiring a Tier 2 (general) visa. For further information, please visit the following link: .

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