Well, not really, we’re all volunteers, but we do now have a couple of vacant spots open on the RSA Executive Committee. If you’re employed primarily as a research member of staff at Lancaster University and:
- Passionately care about research staff well-being and development,
- Have an interest in shaping institutional policy, particularly around the employment of research staff, and
- Would enjoy working with a team of fellow researchers to deliver development activities and provide researcher representation on institutional committees
then this role might just be for you!
You’ll gain highly valuable experience in: working as a team, engaging with a range of stakeholders (including researchers, professional service staff, and senior University managers), and informing institutional policy making. All of which make great examples for promotion cases (yes, that is a thing!).
The role can take up as little or as much time as you can offer. Normally it would involve meeting with the rest of the Executive once a fortnight, attending the University’s Concordat Implementation Group once every few months, and helping to plan and run ad-hoc events.
Experience as a departmental/faculty research rep, and knowledge of the Researcher Development Concordat, would be beneficial but is not required.
We are especially keen to ensure the Executive is representative of the diverse research community at Lancaster and welcome applications from all faculties.
If this role interests you and you’d like more information or want to apply, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org