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Professorship of Education and Children’s Social Care

20 May 2019

The department wishes to appoint a Professor of Education and Children’s Social Care from October 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post will be associated with the Rees Centre for Research in Fostering and Education. The Centre was set up in 2012 with funding from the international children’s services provider, Core Assets and has since been awarded numerous research grants from prestigious funding bodies and has been built on a strong foundation of using and developing evidence-based methods to improve outcomes for looked after children worldwide. Its practice- and policy-oriented reviews and mixed methods research are extensively quoted in national and local government guidance and are implemented by practitioners across the country and internationally.
The successful applicant will have an outstanding international reputation for academic leadership in education and children’s social care. He or she will contribute to the programmes of research and teaching currently underway in the department, particularly in the Rees Centre. The appointee will play a part in the intellectual research leadership of the department as a whole. The individual will lead a programme of research at national and international levels and will generate significant research income.

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Research Fellow

Grade 8: £40,792 - £48,677 p.a.

15 May 2019

The Rees Centre, based in the Department of Education at the University of Oxford, is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to work on an existing portfolio of high-profile quantitative research projects concerned with educational and life outcomes for young people who are, or have been, in care. You will be working flexibly in a small team of analysts, fieldworkers and project managers on existing projects and collaborating with the wider team to develop new research ideas.

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Part-time Project Officer

Grade 6: £28,660 - £34,189 p.a.

17 May 2019

The Rees Centre based in the Department of Education, University of Oxford, is looking to recruit an additional Project Officer to support our expanding portfolio of research grants and consultancy work. Established in 2012, the Rees Centre produces research evidence to inform policy and practice in the areas of children’s social care and education. We aim to improve the life chances and particularly the educational outcomes of those who are or have been supported by children’s social care services, with a focus on children in need (including those in care) and care leavers. The primary audiences for the Centre’s work are children’s social care practitioners and managers, foster carers, schools, virtual schools, policymakers and other academics. This post provides an ideal opportunity for a conscientious, pro-active, team player to gain experience working across a range of projects linking research, policy and practice.

Working in small, friendly support team within the Centre you will provide project and administrative support across a number of projects and be expected to quickly develop successful working relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders. This main duties of the post include: project set-up; monitoring project budgets and key deliverables; organising recruitment, timesheets and payments; managing the process of obtaining any information sharing and data management sign-offs; organising project communications and events as needed.

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