Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University

Policy and Research Officer

United Kingdom

Closing in 8 days

Policy and Research Officer UK Council for Graduate Education (UKCGE)

Location: Lichfield campus Salary: £32,332 to £37,099 Per Annum Permanent Full Time Release Date: Monday 13 May 2024 Closing Date: Sunday 09 June 2024 Interview Date: Friday 14 June 2024 Reference: UKCGE99-24

About the role

The Policy & Research Officer is an exciting new position in the team at the UK Council for Graduate Education, reporting to the Director, and ensuring that the Council's work is underpinned by rigorous research and policy analysis.

This will include critical contributions to flagship programmes through which the Council seeks to champion research supervision: the RSVP project (www., a prestigious, multi-institutional partnership led by the university of York, funded by the Research England Development Fund; and the nationally recognised RSRP (www. scheme.

The Policy & Research Officer will draft research and policy briefings on postgraduate education to be shared with the sector, including post-event reports on Council activities, and help to identify and shape future collaborative research proposals.

Possessing strong research skills and previous experience of research and data analysis, you should have an understanding of postgraduate education, be able to think strategically and to identify ways to improve research and policy activities. Excellent communication and influencing skills are also essential for this role, as are advanced Microsoft office skills.

About the UK Council for Graduate Education

Staffordshire University is proud to host the Policy and Research Officer role to support the UK Council for Graduate Education (UKCGE).

The UK Council for Graduate Education (UKCGE) is the representative body for postgraduate education and research. We champion and enhance postgraduate education and research by enabling collective leadership on the development of postgraduate affairs across UK HEIs, research agencies and funding bodies. We do this by providing learning and professional development events, commissioning research, sharing best-practice developments, and by gathering information and evidence to support policies which promote a strong and sustainable postgraduate sector.

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  • Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

    We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University.

    We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.

    Job details


    Policy and Research Officer


    Staffordshire University


    United Kingdom


    May 14, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 09, 2024

    Job type



    Education,Social Science

    About the employer

    Established in 1914, Staffordshire University is a government university offering various undergraduate, graduate, professional, and distance learning programs. The university is divided into six academic departments, including computing and digital technologies, creative arts and Engineering, Health and Social Care, Law, policing & forensics, Staffordshire Business School and life sciences, and education.

    In the year 1988, the institution changed its name to Staffordshire Polytechnic, and in 1992, it officially became Staffordshire University. The university raises funds to foster a better, safer, and healthier society.

    Equipped with the latest technologies and student-friendly amenities, the campus of this university offers a range of activities and a supportive environment. Presently, the university has one main campus called Stroke-on-Tent Campus and two different centers, namely Stafford Centre of Excellence and Shrewsbury Centre of Excellence. The main campus of the university is easily accessible as it is located near the city. The campus has well-connected transportation facilities and libraries that open 24/7 during critical times of the academic year. The Stafford Centre of Excellence has the latest technologies and equipment to support health care learning. Additionally, the Shrewsbury Centre of Excellence located within the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital has clinical training facilities and the clinical simulation suite.

    Staffordshire University owns Unitemps, which is the official recruiting agency of the institute. It was formed to help businesses recruit talent from the university. It also provides internship opportunities and short-term shift employment services. Over 90% of the recruiters at the university choose to take their interns on as full-time employees. Additionally, internship services offered by Unitemps are divided into Graduate Internship services and Student Internships. To support the financial needs of students, the university grants several funds and allowances. Some of these funds are the Exceptional Learning Support Fund, the Hardship Fund, and the Student Experience Fund.

    Home to many notable alumni who are now leading successful careers, Staffordshire University has produced many exceptional leaders and pioneers. The list of prominent alumni of this university is endless and includes names like famous football player Jermaine Allen, artist Alex Frost, Tabloid journalist Emma Jones, Studio potter David Leach and poet Ian McMillan. The university has an online portal named The Staffordshire University Alumni Online, which connects all alumni with the university. It also has an alumni magazine called Horizon, which features famous success stories.

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