Job vacancy: Research Schools Facilitator

Posted on 11 April 2017

Job details

Employer: Institute for Effective Education

Location: York

Salary: £41,000

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Fixed Term

Closing date: 28 April 2017

The Institute for Effective Education (IEE) is looking for confident, dynamic individual(s) to work as Research Schools Facilitators to manage a network of Research Schools throughout England.

In collaboration with the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), the IEE is expanding The Research Schools Network: Sector-Led Support for Evidence-Based Practice. With funding and support from the IEE and the EEF, Research Schools:

  • Disseminate evidence-based interventions and practices, and support their implementation.
  • Model and develop evidence-based practice.
  • Bridge the gap between research and practice by developing innovative interventions, based on the existing research.

With your experience in the field of education, you will work closely with the primary and secondary schools in the network to support the use of research evidence to inform teaching and learning. Up to 18 new Research Schools will be starting work in September 2017, joining the first 5 schools that started in 2016. Each of the Research Schools is expected to build relationships with schools in their region, developing a local network. This will develop over time into a national Research Schools Network.

Your role will be to work closely with colleagues at the IEE and the EEF to run the Research Schools Network including: managing and supporting the Research Schools project in the participating schools, encouraging them to disseminate and use research evidence, model evidence-based practice, and facilitate the development of pilot projects.

About the IEE

The Institute for Effective Education (IEE) aims to improve teaching and learning for all children and young people by working closely with schools to support the development and use of effective and efficient approaches. Based in York, we are committed to sharing knowledge with, and between, people working in education policy and practice. We are also building support for evidence-based education, and provide expertise and practical tools wherever we can. We have developed resources aimed at people on the front line of education, including publications, events, and partnerships. For more information, see

How to apply

To apply for this role, please send a CV and covering letter, which details why you are suitable for the role, to, or by post to Institute for Effective Education, Berrick Saul Building, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD

Contract type: Fixed Term, beginning between July and September 2017
Hours of work: 37 hours per week

Based at: Office-based (York) with travel to school sites and the option of some home-based working

Reports to: Deputy Director

Closing date: 28 April, 2017
Interview date: 15 May, 2017

For more details, please see the job description and person specification, guidance for applicants and equality and diversity monitoring form.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Jonathan Haslam, 01904 328162 or