Job Opportunity: All Wales Programme Lead – Researcher Development

We are seeking an All Wales Programme Lead to establish an exciting new project. Funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW), this is a unique opportunity to help increase the capacity of universities in Wales for partnerships, leadership and collaboration.


Through the project, we will build on our established national network of Early Career Researchers to deliver an impactful programme of events, support and networking activities. We will also establish cross-institutional mentorship and knowledge exchange initiatives for researchers at all career stages. We will enhance research partnerships in Wales by providing small grants for collaborative research, and will engage wider public audiences in understanding the value of research.

The Programme Lead will take overall responsibility for the project’s success. Building on the Society’s existing reputation and stakeholder relationships, the post-holder will develop and organise a range of new activities. They will maintain a strong working relationship with our funder, and will work with the Chief Executive to submit funding proposals for further activities. They will also ensure that the project complements and adds value to the existing activities of universities, and that it delivers on the Society’s wider strategic goals. They will report to the Chief Executive and will be supported by a Project Officer.

This is an excellent opportunity to play your part in shaping the future of higher education and research in Wales.


Deadline for applications: 5.00pm, 19th January 2022.