The University of Wolverhampton

Grant Writer/Funding Officer - Education Observatory

Walsall Campus
Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing
Contract Type
Advert Status
27,831 to 30,395 p.a.
Closing Date
Job Reference

Temporary until 31 August 2020


Following research investment funding from the university, the Education Observatory at the University of Wolverhampton is seeking new members of staff in research and support.


The Education Observatory undertakes research in all areas of education and allied areas of social policy to secure social justice and regional transformation in the West Midlands.  Its objectives are to undertake high quality research and consultancy, which informs debate and has impact on practice and policy, and encourages collaborations among researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and other local, regional and national stakeholders. The Observatory’s research themes include educational leadership and school reform; lifelong learning; professional learning and practitioner enquiry; inclusion and diversity; digital learning; and children, young people and families.


The University of Wolverhampton is the University of Opportunity and is continuing to invest significantly (£6m) in its research infrastructure to promote a research-active environment, in which innovative research and informed teaching promote academic excellence and engagement with business and the community.  As Bronze Athena Swan Institutional Award holder, we are committed to ensuring that gender equality is embedded within our research.


We are making a significant new investment in our research community and welcome applications from outstanding candidates who can contribute to our ambitious plans. The University has a long and distinguished history of providing applied research that drives policy developments, of delivering effective community-based transformational projects and of promoting social mobility. It has a unique and unrivalled reputation for working collaboratively with public and private sector agencies to provide social regeneration platforms and for using its partnership networks to champion for change.


To be considered for the Educational Observatory post, you will have demonstrable experience of working on research and/or enterprise income generation, including writing bids and finding funding opportunities.  You will have good understanding of the education system and of working with external partners, and excellent IT skills.   You will also be used to working in a pressurised environment.  Experience of working in HE or FE funding is desirable.


The Education Observatory’s Director, Professor Michael Jopling, welcomes informal conversations about the role. Please email

The University of Wolverhampton values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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