JOB: Public Services Research Fellow – Cardiff Business School

Public Services Research Fellow

The Wales Centre for Public Policy at Cardiff University is seeking an outstanding individual to play a key role in developing and leading its work with public services including health, local government and schools.

The successful candidate will be able to bridge the worlds of policy and research and have a passion for improving public service delivery and outcomes. You will work closely with policy makers and practitioners to support the co-creation, synthesis and mobilisation of knowledge and evidence from social science research.

The role offers a unique opportunity to work at the heart of current policy debates, collaborating with leading researchers and policy experts to identify effective approaches to key challenges in policy areas such as early years, health and social care, employment and skills, and economic growth.

The Centre ( is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and Welsh Government and enjoys excellent access to ministers, senior civil servants and public service leaders. It is a member of the UK-wide network of What Works Centres and collaborates with a range of UK and international partners including the Alliance for Useful Evidence.

The successful candidate will become a member of the Centre’s Management Team and work with other senior colleagues to contribute to the Centre’s strategic development and direction.

Salary: £41,212 – £47,722 per annum (Grade 7)

This is a full-time position of 35 hours a week and is available from 1st September 2018 for four years in the first instance with the possibility of renewal thereafter subject to the availability of funding.

For further information and informal discussion about the post please contact Professor Steve Martin at:

Date Advert Posted: Tuesday 5 June 2018 

Closing date: Friday 6 July 2018 

We welcome applications for secondments (for a period of at least 12 months) to the role.
Interviews are scheduled for w/c 16th July 2018.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.


Further information here