17 de febrero de 2016

Job: Knowledge Exchange

School of Social Sciences

Salary: £38,896 to £41,255 per annum

The Centre for the Evaluation of Complexity Across the Nexus (CECAN) has been funded by the DECC, DEFRA, the Environment Agency, ESRC, the Food Standards Agency and NERC with the aim of transforming the evaluation of policy across the energy-environment-food nexus to make it fit for a complex world.  The Centre will be working closely with these and other agencies and with evaluation practitioners to develop, implement and test new methods, tools and techniques for policy evaluation.

The Centre is a three year, multi-million pound project involving 8 UK universities, one in Europe and one in the US, and 5 companies and institutes, as well as a potentially large group of individual Fellows.  

In order to establish and maintain close relations between the Centre and its stakeholders, we are seeking a 'Knowledge Exchange Manager'. This role is crucial to the success of the Centre, and involves being responsible for ensuring that the Centre is responsive to stakeholders' needs and constraints and that potential users are aware of the work being done within the Centre.  It would suit someone who has a background in the social sciences, experience of working in government social research, excellent communication skills and the ability to provide an effective bridge between the Centre's researchers, evaluation practitioners and policy users. 

This is a fixed term position until 31st August 2018. The post will be located within the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, but will involve frequent visits to the co-funding agencies (DECC, DEFRA, EA, FSA). Further information about the University and the Department of Sociology can be found at http://www.surrey.ac.uk/sociology/.  Informal enquiries about the post may be made to Professor Nigel Gilbert, n.gilbert@surrey.ac.uk.

Further details about the post can be found at http://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/005316