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

Edge Hill University

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Location:  Ormskirk

– Please see “Particulars of funding” part for info
Submit Sort:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Monday 18 December 2023
Reference:  EHPHD24-1123

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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 growth 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 undertaking will concentrate on 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 undertaking is funded by CIMSPA and Sport England. 

About The Analysis Challenge

The undertaking builds upon the suggestions made by Sport England and UK Sport of their coverage response to the Whyte Evaluation, an impartial 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 Unbiased Responsibility of Care in Sport Evaluation and the Sheldon Evaluation 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 undertaking will use an tailored model of Purpose’s Swiss Cheese Mannequin to analyze how the game and bodily exercise sector can higher defend members and the workforce from hurt by having a greater system of workforce governance and self-regulation which might solely be achieved via systemic change to organisational tradition, coverage, and observe. 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, may even be a key consequence of the analysis.

The profitable applicant will work with a crew of researchers from the Centre for Psychological Well being, Sport and Bodily Exercise Analysis, Centre for Sports activities Regulation Analysis, and the Centre for Baby Safety and Safeguarding in Sport at Edge Hill College. They may 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 undertaking, candidates with earlier expertise of profitable partnership working with a number of stakeholders, alongside educational analysis expertise, is important.

Particulars of funding 

The profitable applicant will:

  • Be awarded an annual stipend for 3 years according to the UKRI doctoral stipend and price ranges (minimal £18,622 per 12 months)
  • Obtain help in your tuition charges (minimal £4,712 per 12 months)

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.

Tips on how to submit your utility

Within the first occasion please full the web utility kind via our February 2024 Full-Time on-line hyperlink as per beneath:

 On-line Software kind for February 2024 Full Time PhD  

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

  • a downloaded copy of your utility kind.
  • a brief undertaking proposal outlining how you’d strategy the undertaking (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 information can create. Since 1885, we’ve been creating entry to information for individuals who could not have had the chance to earlier than. 

In the present day, the impact we have now has a far-reaching influence, not simply for individuals who come to review right here however for individuals who work, put money into, and dwell in our native communities too. So, in the event you’ve ever puzzled if one particular person could make a distinction, merely converse to our alumni, college students, and award-winning employees.

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

Inspiring minds and altering futures since 1885, Edge Hill College is “An important success story… an establishment that improves and impresses 12 months after 12 months” – Occasions Larger Training.

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