Would you like to gain work experience in a dynamic research team, carrying out academic research and consultancy projects for a wide range of clients?

Would you like to make a real contribution to cutting-edge research whilst learning about rural and environmental issues and research methodologies?

The Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI), based at the University of Gloucestershire, is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant (Student Placement) to support the research output of the Institute.

The CCRI is one of the largest specialist rural research centre in the UK and currently employs more than 20 researchers who work on a diverse range of social science research and consultancy projects relating to the rural environment and agricultural policy, rural community and services, rural economic development, food, recreation and access issues.

The successful applicant will be expected to become a fully functional team-member and to make a genuine contribution to the output of the Institute during their placement.

Essential qualities of the Placement Student: 

  • Good level of computer competency, particularly Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and own initiative
  • Strong interest in environmental and rural issues
  • Experience of using social media for marketing / networking

Full details of the post and the application form can be found here.

You may also want to view our blog posts written by our 17/18 Placement Student, Katie Hickford, and previous students.

To apply, please email your application form and a cover letter (which should include 2 named references), to ccriplacement@glos.ac.uk for the attention of Nick Lewis by 12:00pm Sunday 29th March.

Interviews are expected to be held week on the 7th and 8th April. Those selected for interviews will be informed week commencing 30th March.

If you wish to discuss the placement further, please contact Nick Lewis: nlewis@glos.ac.uk / 01242 714125.

This is a 1-year fixed-term contract

Closing Date: 12:00pm , Sunday 29th March

Interview Date: 7th and 8th April