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Policy and Research Officer

UK Council for Graduate Education (UKCGE)

Location:  Lichfield campus
Salary:   £32,332 to £37,099 Per Annum Permanent Full Time
Release Date:  Monday 13 May 2024
Closing Date:   Sunday 09 June 2024
Interview Date:   Wednesday 19 June 2024
Reference:  UKCGE99-24

About the role 

The Policy & Research Officer is an exciting new position in the team at the UK Council for Graduate Education, reporting to the Director, and ensuring that the Council’s work is underpinned by rigorous research and policy analysis.  

This will include critical contributions to flagship programmes through which the Council seeks to champion research supervision: the RSVP project (, a prestigious, multi-institutional partnership led by the university of York, funded by the Research England Development Fund; and the nationally recognised RSRP ( scheme.  

The Policy & Research Officer will draft research and policy briefings on postgraduate education to be shared with the sector, including post-event reports on Council activities, and help to identify and shape future collaborative research proposals. 

Possessing strong research skills and previous experience of research and data analysis, you should have an understanding of postgraduate education, be able to think strategically and to identify ways to improve research and policy activities. Excellent communication and influencing skills are also essential for this role, as are advanced Microsoft office skills.

About the UK Council for Graduate Education

Staffordshire University is proud to host the Policy and Research Officer role to support the UK Council for Graduate Education (UKCGE). 

The UK Council for Graduate Education (UKCGE) is the representative body for postgraduate education and research. We champion and enhance postgraduate education and research by enabling collective leadership on the development of postgraduate affairs across UK HEIs, research agencies and funding bodies. We do this by providing learning and professional development events, commissioning research, sharing best-practice developments, and by gathering information and evidence to support policies which promote a strong and sustainable postgraduate sector.

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Staffordshire University is committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, regardless of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits a diverse organisation can bring for the University. 

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, who are currently under-represented in the University workforce.



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