University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Senior Research and Engagement Officer

United Kingdom

Closing in 3 days

Senior Research and Engagement Officer Overview of the Role

Are you a researcher interested in connecting citizens with politics? Are you interested in international collaboration and knowledge sharing? Do you want to get involved in connecting parliaments to help them make the most of academic research as well as each other's experiences?

You will be working in the School of Politics and International Studies in Leeds, under the supervision of Professor Cristina Leston-Bandeira, Chair of the International Parliament Engagement Network (IPEN). You will possess excellent research, analytical, and communication skills and the ability to deal with a variety of tasks to set deadlines. The ability to work alone and as part of a team are essential, along with strong organisational skills.

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

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

Professor Cristina Leston-Bandeira, Professor in Politics, and Chair of IPEN, the International Parliament Engagement Network.

Email: [email protected]

Location: Leeds - Main Campus

Faculty/Service: Faculty of Social Sciences School/Institute: School of Politics & International Studies (POLIS) Category: Research Grade: Grade 7 Salary: £37,099 to £44,263 per annum Working Time: 100% Post Type: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed Term (12 months, to complete specific time limited work.) Release Date: Monday 12 February 2024 Closing Date: Monday 26 February 2024 Reference: ESLPO1092

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    Senior Research and Engagement Officer


    University of Leeds


    United Kingdom


    February 13, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 26, 2024

    Job type



    Political Science,Social Science

    About the employer

    The University of Leeds is a public research university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was established in 1874 as the Yorkshire College of Science. In 1884 it merged with the Leeds School of Medicine (established 1831) and was renamed Yorkshire College. It became part of the federal Victoria University in 1887, joining Owens College (which became the University of Manchester) and University College Liverpool (which became the University of Liverpool). In 1904 a royal charter was granted to the University of Leeds by King Edward VII.

    The university has 36,330 students, the 5th largest university in the UK (out of 169). From 2006 to present, the university has consistently been ranked within the top 5 (alongside the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Nottingham and the University of Edinburgh) in the United Kingdom for the number of applications received. Leeds had an income of £789.6 million in 2019/20, of which £139.9 million was from research grants and contracts. The university has financial endowments of £82.1 million (2019–20), ranking outside the top ten British universities by financial endowment.

    Notable alumni include current Leader of the Labour Party Keir Starmer, former Secretary of State Jack Straw, former co-chairman of the Conservative Party Sayeeda Warsi, Piers Sellers (NASA astronaut) and six Nobel laureates.

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