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We have the following paid positions available:

IRC Co-ordinator

The role

This role is an exciting opportunity to join the Inclusive Research Collective (IRC) as the group co-ordinator. This is a part-time (0.3 FTE), fixed term role for 6 months (October 2022 – March 2023). Pay is based on Grade I, spine point 32 (£36,382, pro rata).

About the IRC

The IRC was started in August 2020 by student and staff members of the Faculty of Life Sciences. The founding aim of the group was to raise awareness of and challenge exclusionary and biased practices in biomedical research. Since then, the group’s scope and work have expanded to include guest lectures, research seminar series, internal consultancy on matters related to inclusivity in scientific research and teaching, diversifying and decolonise the life science curriculum and external seminars designed to be suitable for all academic disciplines. Through its work, the IRC has now become an established and in-demand group of highly engaged individuals on the topics of inclusive research practice and research culture.

What you will be doing:

  • Coordinate the work of the IRC, including group meetings

  • Manage the shared IRC box and respond or forward emails as appropriate

  • Maintain the website to ensure information is updated regularly

  • Support the group in the organisation of events and workshops on research culture and inclusive research in practice

  • Develop guidance documents following events for staff and students to promote inclusive research

  • Support with the writing of funding applications

  • Support the further development of the IRC, e.g. creating an internal University of Bristol Network and expand to other institutions.

You should apply if:

You share our vision of transforming research and academia to become more inclusive and diverse. You have excellent organisational and communication skills. You are able to work independently as well as collaboratively as part of a small team.


We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and racially minoritised communities, to join us.


Job description

Application closing date

24th August, 23:59, BST



Remote, although you might be required to meet on campus occasionally



Grade I, spine point 32.


Contractual hours




Part-time (0.3 FTE)


Job Type



About the vacancy

We are looking for a Co-ordinator for the Inclusive Research Collective, a group whose aim is to raise awareness and challenge exclusionary practices as well as transform the way we think, do and produce research. In this role, you will primarily provide support with the organisation of the group, manage and maintain internal and external communication, and lead and support the group in the organisations of events and workshops on research culture and inclusive research in practice. You will also provide support with the development of guidance documents and writing funding application. This is an exciting opportunity to also help the IRC develop its network both inside and outside the University of Bristol.

Essential requirements

  • Excellent organisational skills, confident in co-ordinating and providing support to more than one person.

  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively as part of a team. 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, being able to handle confidential information with sensitivity and discretion.

  • Proactive attitude and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

  • An understanding of exclusionary practices within STEMM research in particular, and the effects these continue to have.

  • A proven track record of organising live virtual and in-person events.

  • A proven track record of successful funding applications.


Preferred requirements

  • Knowledge of website development and editing.

  • Experience of social media use, including Twitter.

  • Experience of newsletter design and distribution via Mailchimp.


For informal enquiries, please contact

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to Dr Caroline McKinnon,

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