Researcher in Education

  • Company: Plumpton College
  • Closing Date: 30-10-2020
  • Location: Plumpton, Nr. Lewes, East Sussex BN7 3AE
  • Salary: £29,909 to £34,665
  • Benefits: 26 days holiday, Local Government Pension Scheme


At Plumpton College we are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, inspiring and innovative Researcher in Education on a 12-month fixed term contract basis. You will contribute to the raising of teaching and learning standards across the College by taking a leading role in the research agenda of the College.

The ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in Educational Research or equivalent as well as a proven track record in mixed methods research practices. You will have experience in planning, managing and delivering at all stages of a research project with the capacity to meet tight deadlines while maintaining the highest research integrity.

The successful candidate will be working closely with College partner organisations, so you must be a clear communicator, professional and confident team player with a strong desire to raise education standards in the Further Education sector. The first research project led by the successful candidate will be related to online and blended learning in Further Education.

As well as a competitive salary, you can also look forward to a great range of benefits including 26 days holiday plus bank holidays (as well as up to 5 efficiency days at Christmas), membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and free on-site parking.

With over 3,000 students, excellent resources and a drive for continuous improvement, Plumpton College is actively seeking staff who want to make a difference and be part of this exciting phase of our development. At Plumpton College we are Ambitious & Progressive, Enterprising, Professional, Supportive and Passionate about everything we do – if you share these values and would like to be part of our growing team then we’d like to hear from you.

To apply please complete an application form and return it to or send it to: HR Department, Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex, BN7 3AE. Tel: 01273 890454.

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 30th October 2020 at 9.00am

Interviews will be held: Thursday 5th November 2020

Applying for this role...

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