The University of Wolverhampton

Research Assistant

Telford Campus
Faculty of Social Sciences
Contract Type
Advert Status
27,831 - 30,395 pa
Closing Date
Job Reference

2 Year Fixed Term contract


Centre for International Development and Training (CIDT)

Over the last forty-five years the Centre for International Development and Training (CIDT) has earned a reputation as a centre of excellence for capacity strengthening in international development.  CIDT, which is based at the Telford Campus of the University of Wolverhampton, offers practical solutions for positive change, based on our experience in over 140 countries worldwide.    See for more details of CIDT’s work, mission and values. CIDT draws on the corporate backing and research support of an institution of higher learning, while functioning as a social enterprise delivering practical services across four Thematic Areas:  1.) Climate, Forests and Agriculture; 2.) Education and Lifelong Learning; 3.) Gender Equality and Social Inclusion and 4.) Managing for Development Results. In each of these areas we offer tailored services including:


CIDT wishes to recruit an enthusiastic, people-centred international development professional to join our dynamic, multidisciplinary team.  To be considered for this post you will have experience of international development work and be prepared to work both in UK and overseas.  You will be qualified to Masters level in one of CIDT’s four thematic areas and will have a range of experience to offer and build upon.  You will have strong flexible teamwork skills and be happy to work in a variety of roles in multidisciplinary teams. You will have an entrepreneurial outlook to your work.


In this post you will be expected to proactively engage in business development and delivery in CIDT service areas in order to actively contribute to the Centre’s self-funding business model. You will be prepared to work flexibly across the Centre’s thematic areas. It will be a strong advantage if you can work to professional standards in French as well as English.  Please note this role is at Telford Campus, Shropshire and you would be expected to be based at this site as part of the role.   


The post will provide you with a wide range of opportunities for your own professional development and capacity building.  You will be able to assist and work alongside experienced staff as well as begin to build your own portfolio of work.


Informal enquiries can be made to Prof Phil Dearden on or 01902 323219  

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

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