Knowledge Exchange Associate (Part Time, Fixed Term)

University of Bath

An thrilling alternative has arisen to work within the Centre for Local weather Change & Social Transformations (CAST) to ship its mission of serving to individuals create the transformation required to deal with local weather change. 

In regards to the position 

CAST is looking for a extremely motivated Data Change (KE) Affiliate to translate our analysis into real-world impression, and in the end assist deal with the local weather disaster. The Centre is already working with policy-makers, companies and charities to create social, behavioural and organisational change measures and insurance policies, however we have to broaden our capabilities to reply quickly to stakeholders’ rising requests for our insights. 

You’ll work with coverage communities to translate CAST’s behaviour change and engagement experience into coverage motion, and with private-sector and third-sector organisations to co-develop and consider particular interventions and instruments to vary behaviour/organisations to chop emissions. 

In addition to responding to requests from these analysis customers for CAST’s insights, we additionally count on the Affiliate to domesticate KE alternatives and apply for funding for additional analysis and engagement work. Throughout actions, the Affiliate ought to gather proof of impression that might inform future REF impression case research. 

This position is obtainable on maternity cowl job-share (18.25 hours per week) fixed-term foundation till 30/04/2024 or the early return of the postholder. 

About you

You should have a background in social science and be a superb communicator. As well as, it’s best to have:

  • Consciousness of the most recent developments within the discipline of local weather change coverage and observe, significantly the roles of social/behaviour change and public engagement
  • Expertise growing relationships with and delivering efficient advocacy to decision-makers e.g. politicians, enterprise leaders and civil servants
  • Capability to put in writing analysis reviews and to successfully disseminate outcomes
  • Capability to organize analysis proposals and obtain funding 

In regards to the Division 

The Centre for Local weather Change & Social Transformations (CAST) is a five-year (with potential for an extra 5-10 12 months extension) £5m funding by ESRC, involving the College of Tub, Cardiff College, Manchester College, College of East Anglia, York College and Local weather Outreach. The Centre goals to be a world hub for understanding the profound adjustments required to handle local weather change. 

At its core, is a elementary query of huge social significance: how can we as a society dwell in another way – and higher – in ways in which meet the pressing want for speedy and far-reaching emission reductions? CAST focuses on individuals as brokers of transformation and works throughout a number of scales (particular person, group, organisational, nationwide and world) to determine and experiment with numerous routes to attaining lasting change within the areas of mobility, meals, heating/cooling, and materials consumption. Extra particulars at: .

What we are able to give you:

We goal to be an inclusive college, the place distinction is widely known, revered and inspired. We’ve got a superb worldwide repute with employees from over 60 completely different nations and have made a constructive dedication in direction of gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award . We really consider that variety of expertise, views, and backgrounds will result in a greater atmosphere for our staff and college students, so we encourage purposes from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, significantly from under-represented teams, and worth the constructive impression that may have on our groups. 

We’re very proud to be an autism pleasant college and are an accredited Incapacity Assured Chief; dedicated to constructing incapacity confidence and supporting disabled employees .

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We’re always looking for to scale back the unconscious bias that enters any evaluation course of, with the purpose of making an inclusive and equal evaluation course of. To assist this, private particulars might be faraway from software kinds on the preliminary shortlisting stage.

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