Research Fellow and Lead in Survivor Engagement and Policy Impact

University of Nottingham

Rights Lab Research Fellow and Lead in Survivor Engagement and Policy Impact (fixed term)

Closing Date
Friday, 21st May 2021
Job Type
Rights Lab
£30942 to £40322 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

This role is part of the University’s Rights Lab, a Beacon of Excellence that is delivering research to help end modern slavery. The successful candidate will deliver research, stakeholder engagement and impact, with a particular focus on the UK and global policy communities. The role-holder’s work will also focus on understanding and embedding survivor voices and perspectives in antislavery strategies. 

The role-holder will:

    Deliver research projects, including as co-investigator on a research project looking at health policy and survivor engagement.

    Work to inform the design, content and ambition of the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) framework for a research project with religious sisters in India. 

    Lead on policy engagement and impact.

    Lead on key policy partnership management, including with the UK’s Office of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, and the Home Office Modern Slavery Unit.

    Work with Rights Lab colleagues to develop grant applications by thinking through impact pathways.

    Co-lead InSPIRe, which elevates survivor-informed research as a key part of knowledge production to help end slavery.

    Act as the key link between Survivor Alliance and Rights Lab

We welcome applications from recent PhD graduates, and those with postdoctoral experience. 

The post is offered on a full time (36.25 hours per week), fixed term contract until 31 July 2022. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For all successful international applicants, including EU/EEA applicants from January 2021, we offer an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses to the UK, including visas and the NHS surcharge. For more information download our Support with Immigration Expenses document.

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