Job description    2021-02-23

We are looking for a Research Fellow to support the work of the Observatory of Children’s Human Rights Scotland. The Opportunity: The Research Fellow will support the research and policy work of the Observatory of Children’s Human Rights Scotland. The Observatory aims to drive forward implementation of children’s human rights in Scotland, changing locally and learning globally. The Research Fellow will help maximise the incorporation of the United Nations Convention of Children’s Rights into Scottish law. Your skills and attributes for success: Knowledge of children’s human rights and/or childhood policy in Scotland Ability to undertake applied social research, with a public authority Excellent organisational and communication skills for policy, practice and children and young people Excellent writing skills in English Ability to work as a team Click here for a copy of the full job description https://uoe.sharepoint.com/:w:/s/jobdescriptionlibrary/EZDk6i_wCkdGkyKs30gZOEgBnbY29uvhB3mvtzTubLASHg
The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality. If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to work webpages The University is unable to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. International applicants will therefore be unable to apply for and secure a Tier 2/Skilled Worker visa. They will only be able to take up this role if they can demonstrate an alternative right to work in the UK.
As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.
Moray House School of Education has been making a major contribution and impact to the field of education both in Scotland and worldwide for almost 200 years. In that time, our staff, students and alumni have influenced, improved and transformed learning and teaching and wider educational policy in the UK and beyond. Today, we continue to conduct research across all aspects of education and learning – from pre-school to higher education and lifelong learning. Our alumni include world-famous novelist J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, and Great Britain’s most successful Olympic athlete, cyclist Sir Chris Hoy MBE.

Moray House School of Education is the leading School of Education in Scotland – we are ranked first for both educational research and sport and exercise research, according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. The REF also places us in the top five in the UK for educational research and top 10 in the UK for sport and exercise research, confirming our reputation as a UK centre of excellence in these fields.

The School’s five research clusters: Equality, social justice and inclusion; Pedagogy, learning and curriculum; Language, culture and communication; Digital education; Sport, physical education and health science supplement the work of research centres and groups and are aimed at fostering emergent areas of research excellence. We provide an outstanding learning and research environment, where students learn to become future leaders able to meet the diverse opportunities and challenges of the 21st century. Above all, we focus on quality, whether it is in teaching, research or ensuring our students have the best student experience possible.

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