ORC staff at Trent Lodge, Jan 2020
Working with us
Research Coordination Officer (G7)
Salary range: £30-35K per annum
ORC is looking to appoint a Research Coordination Officer (G7) to work with senior staff to ensure an efficient planning, implementation and final close-down of ORC research and knowledge exchange projects. The principal duties will be to oversee and coordinate the provision of project administration and staff resources as well as coordinating and assisting with project reporting and bidding, staff reporting and QA for ORC.
Candidates must be qualified to at least degree level and have a project management qualification. Experience of project and programme management and administration is essential as well as experience of project resource and financial management. Proven communication and interpersonal skills are essential as is the ability to work with a range of both internal and external partners.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written are essential. An interest in the environment and organic farming is desirable.
Applications must be on an ORC application form (see below). Further enquiries to recruitment (at) organicresearchcentre.com Please quote reference RES2001.
The closing date for applications is 10am on Monday 17th February 2020. Interviews will be held at the Organic Research Centre, Cirencester on Monday 1st March 2020.
Download the application pack here (0.6mb zip file) or download individual components below
- RES2001 application form
- RES2001 Covering letter
- RES2001 Advert
- RES2001 Job Description
- ORC Additional Information
We occasionally need creative and motivated volunteer (part-time and home-based) to produce short summaries of web-pages, PDFs, videos, podcasts and online tools for Agricology, a website providing practical information about sustainable farming for UK farmers and growers. More details here. We are full to capacity at the moment but do feel free to register your interest.
If you would be interested in being a Trustee of the Charity, please get in contact with the Director, Stuart Rogers.
Our internship programme is closed until further notice
If you are looking for practical work opportunities on organic farms, we regret that we are not able to assist. Here are a few links worth trying:
- Willing Workers On Organic Farms is a membership charity, teaching people about organic growing and low-impact lifestyles through hands-on experience in the UK;
- The Soil Association runs the Future Growers scheme providing traineeships and apprenticeships. They also maintain a list of external job vacancies and opportunities available on organic holdings and at likeminded organisations across the UK;
- Environment Jobs lists jobs and volunteering opportunities in this area.
Opportunities may exist for MSc and PhD research projects linked to our current research areas. Contact the relevant team leader for further information.
Much of our research involves participatory engagement of producers and other businesses - we currently have over 50 businesses working with us and have now established a Participatory Research Network to develop this work. If you are a producer, processor or other business interested in getting involved with research, please contact the Senior Programme Manager.
ORC works collaboratively on projects and in its dissemination of results with a number of UK and European partners.
Europe-wide, ORC was a founding member of The European Consortium for Organic Plant Breeding (ECO-PB) – for more information see their website www.ecopb.org.
We are members of FQH – the International Research Association for Organic Food Quality and Health. www.organicfqhresearch.org.
ORC is also a partner in Organic Centre Wales.
ORC works closely with IOTA, who have undertaken collation and analysis of organic research. Reports with practical recommendations for use by advisers and others is available on www.organicadvice.org.uk/res_reviews_public.htm.
Organic e-prints provides a fully searchable archive for all organic research. To upload results and search projects Europe wide go to www.orgprints.org.