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									                                    UNIVERSITY OF GLAMORGAN
                                     PRIFYSGOL MORGANNWG

                                   Faculty of Business and Society

                              Research Assistant x 0.4 - (Ref: FBS 317 )

                                      Fixed-Term until June 2013

                                £22,325 - £25,854 per annum, pro rata

The University of Glamorgan seeks to recruit a network facilitator to administer the project "A World of
Copper: Globalising the Industrial Revolution, c.1830-1870", which is funded by the Leverhulme Trust
under its International Networks grant scheme.

The post holder will make the practical arrangements for the "World of Copper" network, which involves
Glamorgan and partner institutions in the UK, France, Chile and Australia. S/he will organise the three
workshops at which the network will convene, undertake research tasks at the direction of the project
leader (Dr Chris Evans, Division of History in the Faculty of Business and Society), and assist with the
dissemination of the project's findings.

This is a 0.4 post that will extend over the 18 months of the project (January 2012 to June 2013). The
successful candidate will have excellent organisational and communication skills and possess a degree
in History or a cognate area. A willingness to work flexibly and undertake international travel is
essential.

CLOSING DATE: 11th November 2011
FURTHER PARTICULARS FOR THE POST OF RESEARCH ASSISTANT x 40 %

ELIGIBILITY TO WORK IN THE UK

The University of Glamorgan has a legal responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live
and work in the UK.

For academic and research vacancies or those that require highly specialised skills and qualifications,
we will often be able to obtain a ‘Certificate of Sponsorship’ for a suitably qualified applicant who is not
currently eligible to work in the UK, if there are no suitable ‘resident’ candidates i.e. European Economic
Area.

For vacancies that are not academic, research or highly specialist, however, it is extremely unlikely that
a certificate of sponsorship would be granted. It is an essential requirement that before submitting an
application form you confirm your eligibility by visiting the Home Office website
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/workingintheuk/. Here you will find useful information on the Points
Based Immigration System, along with a convenient Points Calculator.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Responsible to: Project Leader

Main Purpose of Job: The Network Facilitator will administer the project "A World of Copper:
Globalising the Industrial Revolution, c.1830-1870", which is funded by the Leverhulme Trust under its
International Networks scheme.

S/he will undertake all practical arrangements for the "World of Copper" (WoC) network, which involves
Glamorgan and five partner institutions in the UK, France, Chile and Australia. S/he will also perform
research tasks at the direction of the project leader (Chris Evans, Division of History, FBS).

This is a 0.4 post that will extend over the 18 months of the project.

Principal Responsibilities and Duties: The post holder will establish administrative procedures for
the project and create a web presence that will support the project’s work.

S/he will assist the project leader in building a consolidated bibliography and a gazetteer of sites and
standing remains, and the promotion of WoC’s activities and findings amongst user-groups within and
beyond the academy.

S/he will make the practical arrangements for (and be present at) the three project workshops (Swansea
in Easter 2012, South Australia in autumn 2012, and Chile in Easter 2013) in conjunction with the
project leader and local members of the WoC network.

S/he will assist with the post-workshop dissemination of the project's results - assembling the materials
that will feed into the final project report to the Leverhulme Trust and to the project’s publications,
archiving materials produced by the project, and laying down a durable web presence for the project in
its afterlife.
PERSON SPECIFICATION
 SKILLS AND ABILITIES
 Essential                                                    Desirable
     a) Strong organisational ability
     b) Excellent communication skills, verbal and
         written
     c) Excellent interpersonal skills

      KNOWLEDGE
      Essential                                               Desirable
      d) Knowledge of standard IT packages (word                  g) Knowledge of website construction and
         processing and spreadsheet)                                  maintenance
                                                                  h) Knowledge of bibliographical software
                                                                  i) Knowledge of Spanish

      EXPERIENCE
      Essential                                                    Desirable
                                                                   j) Experience of historical research

      TRAINING
      Essential                                                    Desirable
      e) A degree in History or a cognate area                     k) Postgraduate study in History or a cognate
                                                                       area

      OTHER REQUIREMENTS
      Essential                                               Desirable
      f) A willingness to work flexibility and to
         undertake international travel.

It is essential that when making an application, candidates specifically address the criteria set
out in the Person Specification. This information will be used in deciding those to be
shortlisted.

CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

The successful applicant will be appointed to the post of Research Assistant, in the service of the
University of Glamorgan.

CONTINUOUS SERVICE

Your continuous service will commence on your first day of employment at the University of Glamorgan.
The University does not recognise continuous service with other employers in any respect except in
accordance with the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government, etc)
(Modification) Order as amended.

TENURE

This is a Fixed Term position until June 2013
STAFF APPRAISAL AND DEVELOPMENT

You will be required to participate in the Staff Appraisal and Development Scheme for Support Staff.

This Scheme is the means by which your individual work objectives will be set, annually. It is also the
means by which your learning, training & development needs will be identified to support you,
throughout your employment with the University, in the achievement of your objectives. The University
expects a commitment to such personal development from all its staff, and it is intended that this should
be planned, and effectively evaluated to assess its impact upon performance.

In February 1999, The University of Glamorgan became the first University in Wales to achieve the
prestigious Investor in People Award.

Staff Training & Development is therefore recognised as a fundamental part of the University’s Human
Resources Strategy and is an important key to the achievement of the University’s Vision and Strategic
Goals.

GRADE/SALARY

This post is graded Grade D and the range of this grade is £22,325 - £25,854 per annum, pro rata.
Common practice is to appoint people to the minimum of the grade.

PROBATION

New entrants to the service of the University of Glamorgan are appointed subject to a probationary
period of not normally more than 6 months, during which time we will seek to confirm their suitability for
the post.

MEDICAL CLEARANCE

All posts in the University of Glamorgan are offered subject to medical clearance. If appointed, you will
be required to complete a questionnaire (confidential to the University’s Medical Adviser) detailing your
medical history, and you may be requested to attend a medical examination.

HOURS OF WORK/WORKING ARRANGEMENTS

The post-holder will be contracted to work 37 hours per week, pro rata and as part of this contract can
be requested to teach up to 6 hours per week.

LEAVE

The annual leave entitlement is 35 days per annum, pro rata plus nine statutory and other holidays.

PENSION ARRANGEMENT

You will have the option of joining the Local Government Pension Scheme and contributions will be
made at rates of between 5.5% and 7.5% of gross salary dependent into which pay band your salary
falls; or you can take out a personal pension with an approved provider.

TERMINATION

Your appointment shall be terminable, except in the case of probation or dismissal for gross misconduct
by the institution giving you 3 months notice in writing, or by you giving the institution two months notice
in writing.
HEALTH & SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES

ALL STAFF
All staff are responsible for the health and safety of both themselves, and others upon whom they may
have an effect. All staff must co-operate with the University in achieving its Health and Safety
objectives. More detailed generic responsibilities are included in Appendix 7.3 of the University health
and safety policy.

LINE MANAGERS
All staff are responsible for the health and safety of both themselves, and others upon whom they may
have an effect. All staff must co-operate with the University in achieving its Health and Safety
objectives.
Additionally, each Line Manager is responsible for the detailed adoption of the University's Health and
Safety Policy, within their span of control. More detailed generic responsibilities are included in
Appendix 7.3 of the University health and safety policy.

APPOINTMENTS PROCEDURE

Referees

Candidates should note that the University normally contacts referees for those shortlisted without
further advice to candidates.

If you do not wish a referee/s to be contacted, prior to interview, you should state this clearly.

Internal candidates should supply details of one referee only, being their Head of Department or Line
Manager.
External candidates will be asked to supply three referees.

Progress of Application

If you are successful in being selected for interview for the above post, you will be notified within 6
weeks of the closing date. If you have not heard by this date, then you should assume that your
application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

In the meantime, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in the University of
Glamorgan, and to wish you luck in your application.



CLOSING DATE: 11th November 2011



Ref: FBS 317

								
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