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Research Support Co-ordinator (Maternity Cover)

Social Policy and Social Work
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
24,983 - 30,688 a year, reduced pro rata
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Role Description

The Department of Social Policy & Social Work is looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual/s work in its Corporate Welfare research project, led by the principle investigator, Dr Kevin Farnsworth. You will contribute to the development and maintenance of the corporate welfare database and associated website ( The work will involve searching out, ‘cleaning’ and compiling relevant data, summarising relevant news stories and populating the website, helping to write company reports and blogging/tweeting about the site.

The vacancy is offered at 0.4 FTE (14.8 hours a week); however, two posts at 0.2 FTE (7.4 hours a week) will be considered. The post/s will be especially suitable for PhD students in the first or second year of study that are able to devote one or two days per week to this project. You will possess a high standard of written and verbal communication skill, and have excellent knowledge of excel along with database experience (preferably with SQL) and web-authoring / web building experience.

This post is available on a fixed term basis until the end of March 2019.

Please direct informal enquiries to Dr Kevin Farnsworth (

Interviews will take place w/c 9 July 2018

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