Vacancy: Digital Resources Coordinator at Scottish Policy & Research Exchange

3 October 2019

If you are interested in helping academics and policymakers talk to each other more effectively and you know how to make that work in digital space, then this job is for you.

SPRE is looking for someone who can help manage the project’s own digital tools and also offer guidance to our research and policy partners on how technology can help them work together.

If you agree with us that evidence-informed policy is better policy, then why not join us and help make it happen.

Salary: £32,000 per annum.

Location: This is a remote working opportunity and could be based anywhere in Scotland, but it will involve regular travel to meetings around Scotland.

Working week: Full-time (35 hours). Part-time or compressed working patterns will also be considered.

Contract: Permanent.

Starting date: As soon as possible

Role: This is a new post in which you will play a key role in establishing SPRE’s presence in digital space. Broadly the role can be divided into two parts:

  • You will work with the director to identify, source or develop content for SPRE’s website (, blog, Twitter stream ( and newsletters. You will play a key role in the selection of any additional platforms and will ensure that outputs meet high editorial and design standards. You will have responsibility for monitoring and reporting analytics on the use of SPRE platforms.
  • SPRE exists to facilitate greater collaboration between academics and the policy community. You will advise on which tools can most effectively foster collaboration in digital space. You will work with the director and other stakeholders to encourage digital solutions to real world obstacles to greater engagement, particularly those that encourage greater diversity of participation.

SPRE is a relatively new project and the postholder may be asked to take on tasks beyond their brief from time to time, although support and appropriate training will be provided. Occasional work outside office hours may also be required.

Organisation: The Scottish Policy and Research Exchange supports researchers and officials as they seek smart solutions to policy challenges. It is a network of professionals working together to deliver evidence-informed policy in practice.

The project is predicated on the belief that research-informed policy is better policy. It is committed to the idea that the effective use of research and evidence can improve both how policy is made and the outcomes it produces. Increasing the diversity of the voices contributing to the evidence base for policy is a particularly important focus.

The project is supported by institutions across the Scottish policy and academic sectors.

Application and closing date: Please apply by 12 noon on 11 November 2019. Further details at: