Researcher 6-12 month fixed term contract

United Kingdom
Jan 18, 2018
Feb 12, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) is the recognised body that works to further and support equality and diversity for staff and students in higher education across all four nations of the UK, and in colleges in Scotland. For further details about ECU, please visit our website:


General description of the post

ECU’s approach is evidence-based, using research to identify and change practices that unfairly exclude, marginalise or disadvantage staff and students. The work of the Research team is central to these aims, and the post holder will contribute significantly to consolidating the evidence base, advancing equality and raising the profile of ECU in the sector.

The post holder will develop and lead complex research projects on sensitive topics across all equality categories, including research design, data mining and analysis, visualisation, dissemination and external stakeholder engagement. They will be experienced in multiple research methodologies, ethics, reliability, validity, data protection and data management. The post holder should be able to work independently as well as with all teams across ECU on internal and externally commissioned projects. The post holder will also liaise with and develop relationships with key external stakeholders and manage subscribing HEI accounts.

The post will report to the Research Manager, and deputise for the Research Manager as needed.

ECU welcomes all applicants and particularly men, disabled people and those from minority ethnic backgrounds as they are underrepresented at ECU at Grade D, Grades C and D, and Grade A respectively.

Benefits include 27 days holiday per year plus bank holidays and four additional days, flexi-time and pension scheme.

Applications will be assessed against the requirements for the post as set out in the job description and person specification, which can be downloaded



The deadline for applications for the Equality Charters Operations Manager role is Monday 12 February 2018 at 12 noon. We aim to notify candidates who have been shortlisted by Wednesday 14 February 2018.

We plan to hold interviews for this role on Tuesday 20 February 2018.

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