Research and Development Officer: Social Justice Innovation

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SJ111702-Research and Development Officer: Social Justice Innovation

£23,893 per annum, £29, 867 (Pro Rata)

30 hours a week, with flexible working options.

12 month contract, with intent to renew.

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Closing Date: 12noon Wednesday 29th November 2017

Interview Date:  Monday 11th December 2017

Can you open minds and engage them in making change?

Research and Development Officer: Dartington Social Justice Innovation (DSJI)

DSJI combines the goals of social justice with the tools of innovation. Drawing on our progressive legacy and many sided expertise, and working with a wide range of partners, DSJI activities will include a new learning programme, supporting and creating new practical innovations and promoting and stimulating new policy thinking and debate.

The core functions of this role are three fold. Firstly designing and delivering and/or managing research projects or the research aspects of wider projects. Secondly, practically supporting the generation, development and delivery of innovative social justice projects, working with colleagues in arts, learning and estate development as well as a range of external partners. You will also work closely with the Associate Director to help further develop DSJI overall strategy and sustainability.

 For us it’s essential you will bring a passion for and knowledge of social justice, solid research experience and clear ability to not only imagine but deliver exciting new ideas. Flexibility, an open mind and a strong collaborative instinct will be important too. For you we can offer the opportunity to play a key role in pioneering a new field of social justice, to work across disciplines and sectors and to use your initiative and creativity.

DSJI is part of the Dartington Hall Trust is a remarkable, many-sided organisation with a fascinating history and significant future potential. We have a progressive tradition of using our 1200 acre estate to stimulate and nurture new thinking and activities that can help to improve the world we live. Dartington continues to forge a path that seeks to explore both individual disciplines such as learning, arts, agriculture, enterprise and social justice, and the broader notion of how they can be brought together to help create more fulfilling lives and a better society.

To apply for this post please send your completed application form or CV to along with a Supporting Statement outlining the reason for your interest in the role and Dartington, and what you believe you could bring to the role. This is a key element of the decision making process so please take the time to put together the Supporting Statement as without it your application is likely to be at a disadvantage.

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