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Education Researchers

The Understanding Humanism team delivers Humanists UK’s extensive range of free education resources and services via the Understanding Humanism website, our teacher training programme, and free school speaker visits, which are all valued highly by teachers and students alike.  The Humanist Heritage project and website explores the rich history and influence of humanism in the UK.  We’re looking for volunteer researchers to help us to develop and promote this work by gathering information and contacts in a number of areas. We need support to better understand and reach out to our audiences (existing and potential), to identify new possible partners and collaborators, and to explore fresh promotional opportunities.

The role would suit someone who has good administrative, research, and IT skills.  Some knowledge of schools, or of the education world more broadly, would be an advantage – but interest in what we offer, and curiosity about new avenues that we can explore is equally important. The research can be carried out either in a short, focused block of time, or as a regular activity over a longer period (e.g. a number of hours weekly or monthly).  It is flexible and can be scheduled around other commitments. The role is suitable for one or more researchers and can be shared according to volunteer interest or time available.

This research role offers a great opportunity to support the development and promotion of educational resources and services which are increasingly valued by teachers.

You can find out more in the information pack.  To apply, please email education@humanists.uk telling us why you’re interested in the role and what you would bring to it.  If you have any questions, contact the Education Development Manager, Maggie Goodall, via maggie@humanists.uk – she’ll be happy to talk about the role with you.  Thank you for your interest. We’ll look forward to hearing from you!