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Senior Research/Research Fellow, Police Learning & Transformation Programme

The Open University Business School
£32,548 to £47,722 commensurate with skills and experience
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Temporary contract until 30 September 2019 - Part-time will be considered
Closing Date: 
11 March, 2018 - 12:00

We wish to appoint a Research Fellow to work on the Police Learning Transformation project, which is a major research and organization development project in the programme of work in The Open University’s Centre for Policing Research and Learning (CPRL).  The project aims to enhance the further professional development of the police workforce through improving the quality of police learning and development departments of police forces across England and Wales. 

The project will operate with all 43 police forces in England and Wales, working closely with MOPAC and the College of Policing, meaning this work will have a high profile.  The academic work will have wider applicability to other public services and large organisations across sectors.  

The project comes out of the national policy initiative to improve the quality of police learning and development.  The Police Educational Qualifications Framework (PEQF) aims to enhance police qualifications to support the Policing Vision 2015.  The current project will provide research and pedagogical support to enable the organisational development needed across all police forces to enact the revised training standards, to foster continuous improvement in police learning and development departments, and strengthen learning and development provision through a greater engagement in evidence-based teaching and learning.

The successful candidate will provide academic knowledge of, and expertise relevant to, learning and development in organisational settings, continuing professional development, pedagogy applied to professional contexts, and organisational change and development.  The post holder will assist with action research design and implement the research.  The person will be experienced in creating and maintaining working relationships with policy makers and senior practitioners.  They will work alongside other academics also working on the programme and they have the dedicated support of a full-time project manager.

The post may suit an academic who would like a secondment to enable deep immersion in research.  Part-time would also be considered.  Informal enquiries to Professor Jean Hartley

For information regarding the Open University Business School and Research areas please read the attached brochure located alongside the Job Related Information located on our website, via the link below.

Interview date: Late March/Early April

An application form and job related information are available from the links located below.  Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community

Job related information: 

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Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 15:00