University of Bath

University of Bath

Knowledge Exchange Associate (Part Time, Fixed Term) (CH11191)

United Kingdom

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Job title Knowledge Exchange Associate (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Department Psychology

Salary Starting from £37,099, rising to £44,263 pro rata per annum

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Friday 17 November 2023

Closing date Sunday 03 December 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference CH11191


An exciting opportunity has arisen to work in the Centre for Climate Change & Social Transformations (CAST) to deliver its mission of helping people create the transformation required to tackle climate change.

About the role

CAST is seeking a highly motivated Knowledge Exchange (KE) Associate to translate our research into real-world impact, and ultimately help tackle the climate crisis. The Centre is already working with policy-makers, businesses and charities to create social, behavioural and organisational change measures and policies, but we need to expand our capabilities to respond rapidly to stakeholders' growing requests for our insights.

You will work with policy communities to translate CAST's behaviour change and engagement expertise into policy action, and with private-sector and third- sector organisations to co-develop and evaluate specific interventions and tools to change behaviour/organisations to cut emissions.

As well as responding to requests from these research users for CAST's insights, we also expect the Associate to cultivate KE opportunities and apply for funding for further research and engagement work. Across activities, the Associate should collect evidence of impact that could inform future REF impact case studies.

This role is offered on maternity cover job-share (18.25 hours per week) fixed-term basis until 30/04/2024 or the early return of the postholder.

About you

You will have a background in social science and be an excellent communicator. In addition, you should have:

  • Awareness of the latest developments in the field of climate change policy and practice, particularly the roles of social/behaviour change and public engagement
  • Experience developing relationships with and delivering effective advocacy to decision-makers e.g. politicians, business leaders and civil servants
  • Ability to write research reports and to effectively disseminate outcomes
  • Ability to prepare research proposals and achieve funding
  • About the Department

    The Centre for Climate Change & Social Transformations (CAST) is a five-year (with potential for a further 5-10 year extension) £5m investment by ESRC, involving the University of Bath, Cardiff University, Manchester University, University of East Anglia, York University and Climate Outreach. The Centre aims to be a global hub for understanding the profound changes required to address climate change.

    At its core, is a fundamental question of enormous social significance: how can we as a society live differently – and better – in ways that meet the urgent need for rapid and far-reaching emission reductions? CAST focuses on people as agents of transformation and works across multiple scales (individual, community, organisational, national and global) to identify and experiment with various routes to achieving lasting change in the areas of mobility, food, heating/cooling, and material consumption. More details at: www.

    What we can offer you:
  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance
  • we are a family-friendly University and with an increasingly agile workforce, are open to flexible working arrangements
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities
  • a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for: Relocation allowance, Visa Reimbursement, Interest-Free Loan.
  • We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

    We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

    Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

    Further details:
  • Job Description & Person Specification

  • Terms and Conditions of Employment

  • We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.

    Job details


    Knowledge Exchange Associate (Part Time, Fixed Term) (CH11191)


    University of Bath


    United Kingdom


    November 18, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 03, 2023

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Psychology,Social Science

    About the employer

    Situated in Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom, University of Bath is a public university that received its royal charter in 1966. The University of Bath has been consistently ranked amongst the top universities in the UK and is known for its expertise in research and teaching. In 2004, the university launched the SET squared Partnership with the universities of Bristol, Southampton, and Surrey. This is the largest partnership ever, comprises of a combined staff of 6,400 researchers, and has a research budget of £266 million.

    The university is known for its four faculties: management, science, humanities and social science, and engineering and design. The university has been recognized for its excellence in research facilities and according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 87 percent of the university's research has been defined as world-leading. Notably, the university's research into child poverty and support for vulnerable people won a Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2011. The university's research grants and contracts portfolio is worth around £150 million.

    The university constantly finishes at the top of student satisfaction rankings and excelling in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Psychology. It was also awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. Because of its high-quality teaching, Bath's graduates are highly sought after by the UK's top employers.

    In 2004, Bath University invested in creating a sports training village, which has emerged as one of the best training centers for athletes in Europe. In 2013, the University became a founder member of GW4, an alliance of universities sharing intellectual and physical resources. Also, in the same year, the university opened a block of 75 flats for students living on campus. In 2012, the university began a three-year campus improvement project to improvise and expand student accommodation, teaching space, and a £10million arts centre. The university has invested over £450 million on its campus over the last decade.

    In 2015, the university inaugurated a specialized area for arts, education, and events. The University of Bath has a well-built infrastructure with all the essential facilities and amenities a student will require. The university gives equal focus on sports and offers one of the best sports facilities in the UK. The university-based athletes won six medals in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

    Almost one-fourth of the students enrolled are from outside the UK, so, the university offers a perfect internationally diverse experience. Airbus, World Bank, Nike, Ford, and Rolls Royce are some of the industry leaders, which collaborate with the university.

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