Regional Productivity Forum Research Assistant/Associate at The University of Manchester

Job reference: HUM-019836

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 27/09/2022

Salary: £28,762 to £33,314 OR £34,308 to £42,155 per annum, depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organization: Humanities

Division: The Productivity Institute

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: From 1 November 2022 to 31 October 2024

School / Directorate: Alliance Manchester Business School

We are seeking to appoint a Research Associate or Research Assistant to support The Productivity Institute’s Regional Productivity Forum in the North West of England, based at The University of Manchester.

The position of Regional Productivity Forum Research Associate / Assistant is designed to support the Institute’s research and business engagement programme, and the successful candidate will be part of a network of RPF researchers based across the UK with a focus on productivity, in particular contributions of workers skills and management competencies, digital transformations and transition to net zero.

The purpose of the role is to help increase impact through the dissemination and translation of existing research to key stakeholders, to feedback insights from the region to the wider Productivity Institute community of stakeholders and to contribute to new research and business engagement projects. They will also act as an ambassador in their region for the regional productivity forum and support the RPF Lead and Chair in the management, organization and governance of the RPF.

Whilst based at The University of Manchester the Research Associate/Assistant reports in to Professor Kieron Flanagan, who is the lead for The Regional Productivity Forum and a member of The Productivity Institute. The Research Associate/Assistant will also work closely with the Engagement & Impact Director (who has overall responsibility for the 8 Regional Productivity Forums) and the Regional Productivity Research Fellow (UK Firm and Regional Productivity) based at Alliance Manchester Business School. The successful candidate will also coordinate and share work and insights with the equivalent postholders at the other Regional Productivity Forums on a regular basis.

The Productivity Institute brings together world-leading and UK experts from a range of disciplines and backgrounds, working directly with policymakers and businesses to better understand, measure, and enable improvements in productivity across the whole of the UK, with the aim to improve living standards and well-being. Applicants with industry experience are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered

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Name: Kieron Flanagan


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.


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