Research Associate – B&B Creative Cluster R&D

The role

To take a key role, working under supervision/direction from the project academic lead (Prof Martin Parker) and in close collaboration with UWE and the B+B Creative Cluster R&D, to continue a research project which explores whether business models which embed worker ownership and control and are predicated on purpose (e.g. co-operatives, community interest companies, community benefit companies, employee ownership trusts and b-corps) offer more inclusive and dynamic approaches to organisation in the creative economy and encourage long term commitment to both the industry and local communities.

What will you be doing?

The role-holder will need to draw on their experience of postdoctoral research and/or equivalent work experience to write case studies, develop a business advice programme, produce of an easy-to-use guide, and deliver a symposium for funders and policymakers.

You should apply if

You can demonstrate/evidence:

  • Breadth and depth of specialist knowledge in a social sciences field relevant to this project.
  • Evidence of well-developed analytical skills.
  • Evidence of ability to use initiative, and apply creativity, to solve problems that are encountered in the research context.
  • Ability to organise their own time and work, to meet deadlines, and manage competing priorities.
  • Experience of conducting interviews and carrying out thematic analysis.
  • Experience of working with/supporting others on the research team
  • A doctorate in a relevant field.
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly, both orally and through the written word.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and external partners.
  • Ability to create accessible tool kits and reports for alternative businesses.
  • Ability to organise workshops and present to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to contribute to academic and professional publications that may arise from the research.
  • Ability and willingness to work flexibly.

Additional information

Contract type: Fixed Term until 31.8.2021

Work pattern: Part-time 17.5 hours per week

Please contact Prof Martin Parker, [email protected] for informal enquiries

This advert will close at 23:59 GMT on Sunday 28 February 2021

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME