Research Associate - Productivity Forum for Yorkshire, Humber and the North East

Job Description

Are you interested in working for a top-ranked, triple-crown accredited (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA) Management School? With world-class facilities, ground-breaking research and cutting-edge thinking, we are seeking applications from ambitious, highly motivated and talented individuals who will be keen to play an active role in further enhancing the Management School’s international reputation for excellence in research, teaching and innovation that has positive societal impact.

We are seeking to appoint a Research Associate to support The Productivity Institute’s Regional Productivity Forum (RPF) in Yorkshire, Humber & the North East, based at Sheffield University Management School.

The Productivity Institute (TPI), which is funded by the Economic & Social Research Council, brings together world-leading and UK experts from a range of disciplines and backgrounds, working directly with policymakers and businesses to better understand, measure, and enable improvements in productivity across the whole of the UK, with the aim to improve living standard and well-being.
The RPF Research Associate will support TPI’s research and business engagement programme across the region and will be part of a network of RPF researchers based across the UK with a focus on productivity, in particular contributions of worker skills and management competencies, digital transformations and transition to net zero.

The purpose of the role is to undertake and contribute to new research and business engagement projects, help increase impact through the dissemination and translation of existing research to key stakeholders, and feedback insights from the region to the wider TPI community of stakeholders. The RA will also act as an ambassador for the RPF and support the RPF Lead and Chair in the management, organisation and governance of the RPF.

What We Offer
• 41 days annual leave (including closure days and Bank Holidays), with the possibility to purchase up to ten additional days.
• Up to 5 days of paid time off to cover emergency caring responsibilities.
• A commitment to work life balance including, flexible working opportunities and hybrid working where possible.
• A highly competitive pension scheme.
• Discounts at participating shops and cinemas, and a cycle to work scheme.
• A commitment to your development, with programmes, learning modules and mentoring schemes.
• An inclusive and diverse workplace.
• A commitment to your wellbeing, with confidential emotional support, support for those going through the menopause, experiencing fertility treatment and having a baby, paid leave for IVF treatment and more.

Further information can be found at https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs/benefits

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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