Research Officer (Maternity Cover)

University for the Creative Arts

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Research & Innovation
Location:  Surrey or Kent

£28,929 to £32,411
per annum pro rata
Part Time, 3 days, 21.75 hours per week (FTC 12 months)
Closing Date:  Thursday 15 June 2023
Interview Date: 
Friday 23 June 2023
Reference:  23-RESE084-0176-1

UCA has a significant research culture across all the university’s creative arts, technology and business disciplines (Crafts and design; Fine art and photography; Fashion; Film, media and performing arts; Communication design; Architecture; Business for the creative industries). The university is home to research centres including the Crafts Study Centre, and the Centre for Sustainable Design, and to a community of staff researchers and nearly 90 research degree students (Ph.D and M.Phil). The Research Officer supports this research culture, primarily working with staff researchers.

You will be a dedicated administrator keen to work within an academic environment in the creative arts. You will have excellent skills in organisation, documentation and communication, good IT knowledge, and a methodical and systematic approach to processes and record-keeping. You will work with staff in the award and administration of internal and external research funds, in organising research development events such as lectures, seminars and webinars, and you will update and maintain web pages on UCA’s research activities. You will be working in lively environment to support staff who are artists, designers, writers and performers. 

Contact information: For an informal conversation regarding the role please contact Amer Alwarea, Head of Innovation at [email protected] .

The actual salary for this role is £17,357-£19,446 per annum

At UCA, creativity and innovation are at the heart of what we do. Our legacy of educating eager and passionate artists, makers and thinkers runs back almost 160 years, and today we’re helping shape a global future that supports and nourishes talent worldwide. 

Our campuses across Surrey and Kent are vibrant communities, each specialising in different areas of the creative industries. We are also home to a thriving research hub, with academic experts and fellows leading the way in research on sustainability, design, textiles, animation, history and culture, and more. 

Are you ready to share your passion for creativity with the next generation of innovators? If so, we want to hear from you.

Further details:

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) aims to be a welcoming and inclusive University that is truly representative of all of the diversity in society. We particularly encourage applications from people from minoritised ethnic groups and people with disabilities who are currently under-represented within the University.

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