Help us to realise the potential of researchers globally

Do you have a passion for the career and professional development of researchers? Are you interested in the practices, policies and structures that shape the Higher Education research culture and environment globally? If so, we want to hear from you.

Vitae is a non-profit programme managed by the Careers Research & Advisory Centre (CRAC) Limited, an educational charity based in Cambridge. Vitae works with researchers and researcher developers in the UK and internationally to promote, develop, deliver and evidence the career and professional development of researchers. Our mission is to enable people to realise their career potential by helping them to develop and access the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills. Vitae works in 23 different countries with over 200 different institutions and governments in areas such as research and innovation, training and resources, events and consultancy.

The CRAC Board has recently agreed substantial investment in the future direction of the charity and with the global focus on people and culture it is an excellent time to join us and make a difference to the career and professional development of all researchers.

We are currently trialling hybrid working with a combination of remote and office-based work at our Cambridge office. Please tell us about your preferred working arrangements (full time, part time, secondment, etc.), location and any other flexible working considerations in your application.

JOB TITLE:  Head of Engagement and Policy (Ref 1964)

Location: Cambridge/home working

Contract: Full time (potential for remote and other flexible working)

Salary: £42-50k (pro rata, as applicable)

Closing:  Friday 17 June 2022 (9am)

We seek a strategic leader to drive Vitae’s membership subscription, community development, communications, and events. Delivering an international growth and retention strategy for Vitae membership, the post holder will be a visible and trusted voice for Vitae in policy and practice relating to research culture and researcher development. You will have substantial experience of working with universities in the UK and internationally in relation to researcher, staff or career development, plus experience of building engagement strategies.

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JOB TITLE: Researcher Development Manager (Ref 1965)

Location: Cambridge/home working

Contract: Full time (potential for remote and other flexible working)

Salary: £28-32k (pro rata, as applicable)

Closing:  Friday 17 June 2022 (9am)

We seek a talented Researcher Development Manager to join our Learning and Development team. The post holder will work closely with the L&D team and across the wider organisation help to build our UK and international business in higher education by providing excellent services to our clients across the world. You will have experience in project management and a willingness to apply and develop knowledge and experience of the research environment in higher education and beyond. We are looking for someone who is highly organised and flexible with a capacity for prioritisation and multi-tasking and a focus on project delivery, design and development. The post holder will be a confident communicator, with excellent interpersonal and team working skills as well as the energy, vision and enthusiasm to achieve successful outcomes.

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To apply for either role, send your CV and a covering letter evidencing how you meet the person specification and experience and what you can bring to the post (quoting the reference number) with a copy of your latest CV to Hayley Evans at, by 9am on Friday 17 June 2022. 

Interviews for successful candidates will take place between 27-29 June 2022.