Director, Scottish Policy Innovation and Research Exchange, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Deadline: 17 August 2018.
The Scottish Policy Innovation and Research Exchange (SPIRE) is a new initiative of the Campaign for Social Science in Scotland, part of the Academy of Social Sciences. The Campaign was established in 2011 to promote the use of social science in public policy making and in wider society.
As the founding Director, you will take the lead in establishing SPIRE’s digital platforms, ensuring they earn a reputation for academic excellence as well as accessibility and relevance to the policy community. Working with relevant partners, you will instigate and embed the mentoring network and establish the training programme. In addition, you will be expected to develop and introduce further tools to help social scientists and policymakers work more effectively together.