Senior Research Manager for Primary ELT

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Short info about job

Company: Cambridge University Press

Salary: £35,000 per annum

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Permanent

Type / Role: Academic or Research

Phone: +44-1306 5957855

Fax: +44-1363 5760925

E-mail: N\A


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About the role:

This is an exciting and challenging new role for someone who is strongly interested in applying research to publishing ELT courses for Primary level learners. You will be based in Cambridge, UK, but which will involve collaboration with colleagues around the world and some international travel (2-4 times a year). You will be working within the English Language Teaching (ELT) Research and Teacher Development team, taking responsibility for research projects in Primary ELT and the application of research insights into our course publishing.

Cambridge Primary ELT publishing is growing fast and at the core of our approach is the application of research-based insights into learning to the design of materials and course methodology. The Research team includes specialists in language and pedagogical research, and we are now looking to add a Primary ELT specialist. You will also be required to research into learning using digital resources and devices. The research programme will be determined by our publishing priorities, and will be very varied and fast-moving.  

Research at Cambridge is collaborative – depending on research colleagues, publishing colleagues and researchers in other institutions. A key part of the role is management of projects as well as direct involvement in research. 

About you:

We are looking for someone with experience of both research projects and of teaching at Primary ELT level. A good understanding of the use of technology in the Primary classroom is essential.  Experience with developing materials would also be very useful.

The main focus of the role is on research into what supports effective language learning – such as impact studies or evaluation projects.  An understanding of academic issues around research is essential, as is an awareness of the commercial context within which we work. 

You will need to be a great collaborator, working well in teams, and with good project management skills. In addition, we are looking for someone who can communicate the outcomes of research projects effectively and persuasively – to publishing teams, to teachers and to other researchers.  

The Press has six behavioural values all our colleagues live by; collaborative, decisive, empowering, innovative, responsible and responsive. Particularly this role requires you to work collaboratively within a team in Cambridge and globally and you will be responsive to their needs and the needs of the business.

About us:

Our global not-for-profit organisation is committed to the advancement of knowledge worldwide through our exciting publishing programme. You will be joining a diverse and collaborative workforce and you will be supported in your career ambitions to achieve your potential. 

Help us achieve our mission, and you will have a career that is not only hugely satisfying but brings with it great benefits and a stimulating, supportive and flexible working environment.

Why us?

A great central Cambridge location, our office is only a ten minute walk from the train station and guided busway. Benefits include a staff incentive scheme, flexible working, free life assurance and a contributory pension scheme, 28 days’ annual leave, subsidised restaurant and café, free on-site gym and sports facilities, and season ticket travel loans.

To apply, please complete the online application by 6 September.

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