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

Jobs at ESRC


Executive Support Officer

This role is focused on supporting the Chief Executive Office and Directors Group as well as undertaking other activities within the Strategy Team. This will include diary management for five Directors, support on senior-level meetings, briefing and organising key ESRC engagement activities, and support for policy projects undertaken within the Strategy Team. Closing date: 3 October 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.