Researcher Development Officer

University of London

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Student Administration – Doctoral School
Location:  Egham

£37,467 to £44,289
per annum pro rata – including London Allowance
Post Type:  Part Time
Closing Date: 
23.59 hours GMT on Friday 17 March 2023
Reference:  0223-076

Part Time- 25 hours per week, Fixed Term until 31 July 2025

Applications are invited for the part-time (0.7FTE) post of Researcher Development Officer in the Doctoral School. This role is available from April 2023 and is fixed term until end of July 2025.

This is a new post to reflect the growing postgraduate researcher population and our mission to support their transferable and professional skills development. The post-holder will be responsible for the English Language and academic writing training within the Researcher Development Programme situated in the Doctoral School. This is an exciting opportunity to engage and interact with postgraduate researchers from a wide background and grow this area of the training and development.  We hope the post holder will benefit from the professional and personal development opportunities and experience in this role. 

We are looking for someone who is educated to PhD level with experience of teaching English Language and/or Academic Writing at HE level. The post-holder will have an understanding and knowledge of HE academic writing theory and practice, ability to communicate complex concepts in an understandable way, and demonstrate ability to work independently, to take initiative and to innovate. 

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking 

The post is primarily based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London. 

This is a fixed term post of two years with the possibility of extension. The interview process will consist of a panel interview and task.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact [email protected] .

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit . For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: [email protected] .

Royal Holloway recognises the importance of helping its employees balance their work and home life by offering flexible working arrangements.  We are happy to consider a request for flexible working for this post including compressed working hours. 

Please quote the reference: 0223-076

Closing Date:   23:59, Friday 17 March 2023  

Interview Date: Tuesday 28  March 2023

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 

The university has adopted hybrid working for some roles therefore some remote working may be possible for this role.

Royal Holloway is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), and encourages applications from all people regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, parental status, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or trans status or history. More information on our structures and initiatives around EDI, including information on staff diversity networks, can be found on our Equality and Diversity Intranet page .

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