This post is full time and permanent, working 35 hours per week.
We are seeking an experienced Doctoral Researcher Developer to support the Head of the Graduate School in the development, implementation and delivery of training in research skills and in professional and personal development for Postgraduate Research (PGR) students across the University, ensuring an innovative, effective, supportive and transformative doctoral programme.
The postholder will lead the ongoing review of PGR professional and personal development training provision across the University and through using wider HE sector networks, will identify and build on good practice for research skills training, personal and professional development, and community and cultural development planning. They will develop and maintain a framework within which PGR students can remain engaged with Graduate School activities to enhance their sense of research culture, community and wellbeing. They will be responsible for providing informed and expert advice to PGR students and their supervisors.
Building and maintaining close partnerships with a wide range of academic and professional services colleagues across the University as well as contacts in external organisations and funding bodies, the postholder will effectively develop strategy, manage projects and deliver doctoral researcher development activity of the highest quality.
We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated individual who will have sound knowledge of the personal, professional and career development of PGR students in HEIs, and of the research skills required by them. You will be able to demonstrate evidence of horizon scanning and external networking that has contributed to the evaluation and development of new opportunities. You will have experience of presenting, teaching and/or delivering a variety of workshops, sessions and events and substantial experience of intelligence gathering, data analysis and dissemination of information to a wide variety of audiences. You will have experience of providing personal growth and/or professional development advice and support and of the creation and publication of content on social media platforms to increase audience engagement and participation, and promotion of events and brand awareness. You will be able to demonstrate a commitment to developing EDI activities.
You will be able to demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement and new ways of working. You will be proactive and resourceful, with a flexible attitude to changing workloads. You will have excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively with staff and students at all levels and of different backgrounds.
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Closing date: midnight on 11 August 2023
Interviews are likely to be held on: 25 August 2023
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