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Research Project Officer

This post is open to all candidates, including existing University staff as a secondment 

Are you an enthusiastic, organised and motivated individual, with an interest in race, migration, inequalities and post-industrial towns? Would you like to take an active role in supporting, promoting and disseminating a major new social science research project in the North of England? Do you have experience in managing research projects and enjoy working in research teams? Are you an excellent communicator with an interest in liaising with partners in local government and civil society organisations? Do you have strong skills in organisation and management and the ability to work actively with websites and social media? 

You will work in the role of Research Project Officer on the ESRC funded project Northern Exposure: Race, Nation and Disaffection in “Ordinary” Towns and Cities after Brexit ESRCThe project is funded by the ESRC programme ‘Governance after Brexit’, part of the ‘UK in a Changing Europe’ initiative (see also 

The Northern Exposure project aims to develop new understandings of the past, present and future of multicultural Britain in diverse local settings across Northern post-industrial towns. As part of the project you will work closely with our partners which include local authorities in the North of England as well as with equality and anti-race discrimination organisations in civil society. You will support a research team consisting of Professor Adrian Favell and co-investigators Dr. Roxana Barbulescu, Dr. Yasmin Hussein, Dr. Albert Varela, Dr Paul Bagguley, Dr Andrew Wallace and Dr. Zinovijus Ciupijus, as well as other internal and external partners. 

You will play a key role in managing and co-ordinating this project and are expected to assist the members of the team in the day to day activities and liaison with our partners. The role will be office-based at the University of Leeds and you will work closely on a daily basis with the Principal Investigator and other members of the project team.

The University of Leeds is a diverse, multi-cultural environment. We welcome applications from all sections of society and the successful applicant will be expected to work within University values and policies which are designed to promote dignity, diversity and inclusiveness.

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To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Adrian Favell, Chair in Sociology and Social Theory, School of Sociology and Social Policy

Telephone: +44(0)113 343 8489, email: 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Social Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Sociology & Social Policy
Category:  Administrative and Clerical Support
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £27,025 to £32,236 p.a. pro rata
The salary spine point is subject to external funding conditions, which will limit the salary at which an appointment can be made to a maximum of £27,025 p.a.
Working Time:  21 hours per week
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (from 1 September 2019 until 31 May 2021)
Release Date:  Thursday 08 August 2019
Closing Date:  Thursday 05 September 2019
Reference:  ESLSS1054
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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