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Position: Research Fellow and Network Coordinator: Constitution Unit
Institution: University College London
Department: Political Science - Constitution Unit
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: This is a busy and fascinating time for followers of UK constitutional developments. Both Brexit and COVID-19 have thrown up new controversies and challenges, while the government has a significant interest in constitutional reform (for example as expressed on page 48 of the 2019 Conservative manifesto). The Constitution Unit is working with other organisations in the field to ensure that debates on the constitution and constitutional reform are informed as far as possible by high-quality, up-to-date research that is grounded in constitutional and democratic principles, and draws from both UK and international evidence; The successful candidate will work with researchers at the Constitution Unit and other organisations to strengthen links and coordination between such groups, and between them and key figures in the policymaking world for example, parliamentarians, civil servants and journalists. They will generate, distribute and organise briefings of various kinds across a wide range of constitutional topics, responsive to the current policy and reform agenda
Requirements: The ideal candidate will hold a Bachelors degree in politics, law or a closely related field, at at least 2.1 level. They should have a clear and demonstrable understanding of the key institutions and policy actors in British politics and good understanding of current key issues and arguments concerning the constitution and democracy in the UK; They must have significant prior experience of working in a relevant policy and/or research role and excellent organisational skills
   
Text: Research Fellow and Network Coordinator: Constitution Unit, - Ref:1873044 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Political Science Specific unit / Sub department Constitution Unit Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £36,028 - £43,533 per annum Duties and Responsibilities This is a busy and fascinating time for followers of UK constitutional developments. Both Brexit and COVID-19 have thrown up new controversies and challenges, while the government has a significant interest in constitutional reform (for example as expressed on page 48 of the 2019 Conservative manifesto). The Constitution Unit is working with other organisations in the field to ensure that debates on the constitution and constitutional reform are informed as far as possible by high-quality, up-to-date research that is grounded in constitutional and democratic principles, and draws from both UK and international evidence. The successful candidate will work with researchers at the Constitution Unit and other organisations to strengthen links and coordination between such groups, and between them and key figures in the policymaking world for example, parliamentarians, civil servants and journalists. They will generate, distribute and organise briefings of various kinds across a wide range of constitutional topics, responsive to the current policy and reform agenda. This role is envisaged as full-time. However we are prepared to consider applications for part-time working from exceptional candidates. If your preference is for part-time working, please make this clear in your covering letter This post is funded for one year in the first instance. Key Requirements The ideal candidate will hold a Bachelors degree in politics, law or a closely related field, at at least 2.1 level. They should have a clear and demonstrable understanding of the key institutions and policy actors in British politics and good understanding of current key issues and arguments concerning the constitution and democracy in the UK. They must have significant prior experience of working in a relevant policy and/or research role and excellent organisational skills. Further Details A job description and further particulars can be accessed below. To apply online click Apply Now below. Any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process should be directed to e.rowe@ucl.ac.uk Information about the School and Department can be found at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/constitution-unit/ UCL Taking Action for Equality We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Closing Date 6 Dec 2020 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date 16/17 December 2020 Our department is working towards an Athena SWAN award. We are committed to advancing gender equality within our department. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Job Description and Person Specification Apply Now
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