Research Fellow Strategy and Policy

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Keele University

Research Fellow Strategy and Policy
Grade 7 and Salary Range £ 35,333 – £ 43,414 (Incremental progression)

Full Time, 6 Months Fixed Term UNTIL 30TH SEPTEMBER 2023

Agile working (blend of home and office based)

The Opportunity

This post represents an exciting opportunity, we are looking for an ambitious individual to join the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences’ Research Team at Keele University. The Faculty Research Team are responsible for leading and delivering the Research and Innovation strategy.

The successful candidate will horizon scan research-related policies across the sector, draft, develop, and review faculty-specific policies alongside the Faculty Dean of Research and School Research Directors to enhance research development. The postholder will also develop an implementation plan for the Research and Innovation strategy.

You will have Postgraduate Qualification in Humanities, Social Sciences Discipline, or a related field and experience of undertaking literature / policy review. 

The Benefits

The University recognises that its success depends upon the contribution and dedication of its talented staff. In return, we have a competitive benefits package available, including:  

  • Competitive rate of pay with annual increments within the grade (Keele Spine)
  • Generous annual leave entitlement with opportunities to purchase additional leave  
  • Excellent staff pension scheme   
  • Access to continued personal, professional and career development   
  • On site ‘outstanding’ nursery    
  • Discounted health & fitness facilities on site  
  • Cycle to work scheme (subject to eligibility)

Please note that the starting salary will typically be at the bottom of the pay scale shown above

The University is committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible. 

The University

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience.  With a turnover in excess of £170 million, over 12,500 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research. Further information can be found at

Please note, secondments require authorisation from your line manager. It is therefore advisable that you discuss your application with your manager before submitting it.

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

For further details regarding this vacancy, please click on the attachment link above to view the Job Description and Person Specification.

Keele University employees wishing to apply should login to Employee Self Service and click on the ‘View current vacancies’ link.

For informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Mariangela Palladino [email protected] . Applications to this address will not be accepted. 

Closing Date: 27th March 2023

Interviews will be held on: First week of April

Post reference: KU00003273

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