Find details of current ESRC vacancies, including jobs, research appointments and council appointments.

Jobs at ESRC

External Relations Manager

This post will help develop and deliver a programme of activity to raise external awareness of and interaction with, ESRC amongst key stakeholder groups, with a particular focus on policymakers in government and parliament. Closing date: 6 September 2017.

Policy Manager

This job provides the opportunity to support the delivery of a range of key strategic functions for ESRC. Key duties include having responsibility for, and oversight of, our advisory committees and providing support for the transition of ESRC’s governance bodies into UK Research and Innovation. Closing date: 10 September 2017

Senior Manager

Opportunities have arisen for a number of permanent Senior Manager posts based in and across a number of teams within ESRC. Closing date: 14 September 2017.

Portfolio Manager

The purpose of the Portfolio Manager role is to lead in the effective management and successful delivery of research programmes supported by ESRC. Closing date: 10 September 2017.

Evaluation Analyst

This role in our Insights Team involves working on ongoing or recurrent evaluation and analysis requirements as well as responding to ad hoc requests. Alongside this, there will be opportunities to work independently to identify, initiate and deliver new activities, using innovative approaches to add real value to ESRC. Closing date: 10 September 2017.

Strategic Lead - Economic Performance and Environment Research Team

This is leadership role for one of four teams which between them have the key responsibility for developing and managing our portfolio of research.  The role will involve working closely with the academic community, other research councils, government departments and a range of other organisations. Closing date: 15 September 2017.

Other vacancies

You can find details of any current ESRC job vacancies on the Research Councils' TopCareer recruitment website.

Council appointments

ESRC Council appointments are organised by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). You can find details on the Public Appointments website.

Research appointments

Research posts for ESRC centres, programmes and other projects are normally advertised by the institutions that hold the grants.

Posts are also often advertised in the Times Higher Education supplement and the Guardian, and on

Programme directors

We support large-scale interdisciplinary research programmes that are each made up of 20-25 individual projects. These are based at a number of UK Higher Education Institutions.

Programme directors provide overall management, intellectual leadership and academic coherence to these distributed projects. Programme directors are normally appointed on a part-time basis based at an eligible research organisation.

The posts are normally advertised in the Times Higher Education supplement and in the Guardian.