PhD Scholarship – Safeguarding Participant and Workforce Welfare in the Sport and Physical Activity Sector

Edge Hill University

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In regards to the Alternative

This is a superb alternative for a gifted and motivated applicant to undertake an unique and utilized programme of analysis with nationwide stakeholders to discover the potential improvement of a workforce governance framework and a nationwide workforce registration scheme for sport and bodily exercise. The aim of the framework and registration scheme is to safeguard the welfare of members and the workforce, and to stop hurt, together with hurt to bodily and psychological well being. The venture will give attention to the function of the ‘Coach’ within the first occasion and might be led by Professor Andy Smith, Director of the Centre for Psychological Well being, Sport and Bodily Exercise Analysis, and Dr Vinny Webb from the Chartered Institute for the Administration of Sport and Bodily Exercise (CIMSPA). The venture is funded by CIMSPA and Sport England. 

About The Analysis Challenge

The venture builds upon the suggestions made by Sport England and UK Sport of their coverage response to the Whyte Evaluate, an unbiased investigation into allegations of participant hurt in British Gymnastics. It additionally follows comparable enquiries into safeguarding and different responsibility of care issues in sport, together with these recognized within the Impartial Responsibility of Care in Sport Evaluate and the Sheldon Evaluate into sexual abuse in soccer.

The profitable applicant will work with a consultant group of nationwide sporting our bodies to discover and pilot the necessities of a workforce governance framework, a nationwide workforce registration scheme, and the mandatory infrastructure, coverage, and processes wanted to help any future potential full implementation. In doing so, the venture will use an tailored model of Motive’s Swiss Cheese Mannequin to research how the game and bodily exercise sector can higher shield members and the workforce from hurt by having a greater system of workforce governance and self-regulation which might solely be achieved by way of systemic change to organisational tradition, coverage, and follow. The event of suggestions to help different sporting our bodies in being able to implement a nationwide registration scheme, ought to one be deemed viable, can even be a key end result of the analysis.

The profitable applicant will work with a group of researchers from the Centre for Psychological Well being, Sport and Bodily Exercise Analysis, Centre for Sports activities Legislation Analysis, and the Centre for Youngster Safety and Safeguarding in Sport at Edge Hill College. They can even be required to work carefully with colleagues from CIMSPA and different nationwide sports activities organisations.

The profitable applicant will ideally have earlier expertise of enterprise qualitative and quantitative analysis and disseminating analysis findings accessibly to various audiences. A ardour for safeguarding members and the workforce from hurt, whereas selling their welfare (together with their bodily and psychological well being), is especially welcome. Given the character of the venture, candidates with earlier expertise of profitable partnership working with a number of stakeholders, alongside educational analysis expertise, is crucial.

Particulars of funding 

The profitable applicant will:

  • Be awarded an annual stipend for 3 years consistent with the UKRI doctoral stipend and payment ranges (minimal £18,622 per yr)
  • Obtain help in your tuition charges (minimal £4,712 per yr)

Applicant Eligibility

This chance is open to UK-based candidates eligible for residence charges. 

At Edge Hill College we worth the advantages a wealthy and various workforce brings to our group and subsequently welcome functions from all sections of society.

submit your utility

Within the first occasion please full the net utility type by way of our February 2024 Full-Time on-line hyperlink as per beneath:

 On-line Utility type for February 2024 Full Time PhD  

After you have carried out this, please ship the next gadgets in a single e-mail to [email protected] quoting the studentship reference EHPHD24-1123 and the venture title, within the topic of the e-mail:

  • a downloaded copy of your utility type.
  • a brief venture proposal outlining how you’d strategy the venture (as much as 2,000 phrases, excluding references).
  • a full educational CV (most of three A4 pages, utilizing dimension 12 font) which incorporates the contact particulars of two referees.
  • a replica of your qualification certificates and passport.

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Deadlines and begin date.

Time limit: 18 December 2023, 23:59pm.

Interviews will happen on 8 January 2024. On-line. 

The profitable applicant might be required to begin in February 2024 or as quickly as potential thereafter. That is for a full-time PhD place. 

About Us 

At Edge Hill College we consider within the life altering alternatives data can create. Since 1885, we’ve been creating entry to data for many who could not have had the chance to earlier than. 

Right this moment, the impact we’ve has a far-reaching influence, not simply for many who come to check right here however for many who work, put money into, and reside in our native communities too. So, should you’ve ever questioned if one particular person could make a distinction, merely converse to our alumni, college students, and award-winning workers.

As a result of for us training isn’t about how a lot you absorb. It’s about what you are taking out into the world. 

Inspiring minds and altering futures since 1885, Edge Hill College is “An incredible success story… an establishment that improves and impresses yr after yr” – Occasions Increased Schooling.

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