Research & Development Officer

Location:  Sunderland Campus
Salary:  £35,333 to £42,155 per annum
By annual incremental progression
Hours per Week:  37
Closing Date:  Monday 05 December 2022
Interview Date:  See advert
Reference:  0615-22

We have an exciting opportunity within our newly created Centre for Graduate Prospects for a Research and Development Officer. The post-holder will support the embedding of employability and enterprise across the University of Sunderland, and the creation of confident and motivated students who develop into professional, adaptable, and engaged graduates with rich and rewarding life and career prospects, by ensuring that:

  • Employability and enterprise development at the University of Sunderland is informed by the latest research, policy and practice from the sector.
  • The impact of our work is understood and disseminated effectively to drive change, inform research, and influence policy and priorities.
  • We work effectively with internal departments to be able to take advantage of collaborative projects and funding opportunities with external partners and stakeholders.

The successful applicant will have proven knowledge and experience of evaluating and advising on research and policy in an economic and/or educational environment as well as knowledge and experience of developing and delivering effective research-informed training and resources using a range of styles and methods. You will have a postgraduate degree in relevant subject, or first degree in a relevant subject with significant applied experience.

If you are passionate about delivering our vision and supporting our students to achieve life-changing success and make a society-shaping impact, we would love to hear from you. For more details of the role, take a look at the job description, or get in touch with us. Informal enquiries are actively encouraged. For a confidential discussion on the role please contact Gareth Trainer, Head of Centre for Graduate Prospects by email (

For further information and to apply please click here.