Part time  – £29,614 – £33,309 pro-rata

Glasgow – Closing 12th September 2021

Advertised from 27th August 2021

This post is part time (21 hours per week) and is offered on a fixed term basis until 15 November 2023.



The School of Social & Political Sciences are currently recruiting for a Research and External Engagement Officer to join their team.

The purpose of this role is to expand the research capacity and public profile of the John Smith Centre’s work programme in order to make the positive case for politics and public service. The John Smith Centre promotes civilised debate and defends representative democracy, and we support people with talent but not the means to access politics and public life. We do this through advocacy and events, academic and think tank-style research and paid internships and development opportunities.

We are committed to opening the doors to politics to a wider and more diverse audience. To help us deliver this, we are looking for a new team member to join us who has both relevant experience and passion to help us create a more inclusive and representative UK. We want to lead by example, and as such, we are particularly interested in seeing applications from under-represented groups and those with lived experience of inequality. All applications are treated fairly.

Our ideal candidate would have a strong commitment to public service, a belief in breaking down structural barriers that prohibit equality of opportunity and a desire to work in a fast paced but friendly working environment in a growing and ambitious team.

Application notes

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Closing Date: 12 September 2021

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

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