Research Associate - UK Pubs Observatory
York Law School
University of York - Heslington Campus
£32,817 a year (reduced pro rata for part time working)
To be confirmed
UK Pubs Observatory, York Law School – Part-time Research Associate
This part-time post will support the early work of the UK Pubs Observatory: a new initiative tracking changes in the UK Pub Sector, based at York Law School, University of York, UK (www.pubsobservatory.co.uk). Across the next 6 months, the Observatory is working to:
- Establish a database of UK pubs.
- Track changes of use and permanent closures across English and Welsh establishments using data available through the Valuation Office Agency.
- Issue publications on changes over time in the pub sector, particularly in England and Wales. This will include both academic and policy-led outputs.
- Engage stakeholders – including policymakers, industry bodies and publicans themselves – in the work of the observatory.
The Observatory is led by Dr Jed Meers, a Lecturer in Law at York Law School, University of York, UK
The role requires you to:
- Provide research assistance – including researching local pub markets, drawing information from public documents, and doing small scale updates to the Observatory database.
- To liaise with publicans and other stakeholders on the work of the Observatory.
- Support the director in the writing and dissemination of outputs.
You will have:
- A keen interest in and enthusiasm for the UK pub sector
- A bachelors degree, masters-level qualification or PhD in a social science discipline, or equivalent experience
- Highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide ranging audience, both orally and in writing, using a range of media
- Competency with the use of excel
- Experience of carrying out both independent and collaborative research
- Ability to work as part of a team and also to work independently using own initiative
- Ability to plan and prioritise own work in order to meet deadlines
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