Senior Research Ethics Advisor

University of Exeter
May 23, 2024
Offerd Salary:£41,732
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Exeter (Hybrid)


The starting salary will be from £41,732 on Grade F depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

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Admin, Professional, Managerial


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Senior Research Ethics Advisor

Job description

University Corporate Services

This full time, permanent post is available in the Research Governance, Ethics and Compliance team in University Corporate Services (Compliance and Risk).

This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.

About you

Are you an experienced competent advisor in home office licensing and ASPA compliance? Do you have experience in advising on complex ethical considerations? Do you enjoy working in a research environment advising on legislative and regularity requirements? Do you have a high level of competency in quality assurance and experience of writing and implementing policy? If this sounds like you, we are keen to hear from you.

About the role

You will be competent advisor for the University, on all matters relating to licensing requirements for research involving animals. You will act as the Home Office Liaison Contact with the Home Office Inspectorate to initiate and facilitate a dialogue between inspectors, BRF and its users to achieve great science with the highest standards of animal welfare, applying best practice, and ensure compliance. You will managing a broad portfolio and be responsible for ensuring that compliance oversight mechanisms, and processes are in place for research that falls under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (ASPA) and other activities in alignment with the relevant applicable regulations and institutional policy requirements.

You will be work between Biological Research Facilities, for daily compliance and reporting related activity under ASPA and the Research Ethics, Governance and Compliance Team, where you will be responsible for ensuring relevant formal ethics review activity occurs in accordance with requirements under the oversight of the AWERB and informed by the latest 3Rs approaches (Reduction, Replacement and Refinement).

We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time or compressed hours (30 plus hrs per wk) or job-sharing arrangements.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.

Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world's most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99 percent of our research is of international quality and 47 percent is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).

We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community.

With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.

We are proud signatories of the Armed Forces Covenant and welcome applications from service people.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave
  • options for flexible working
  • onsite gyms and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26wks full pay), paternity leave (up to 6wks full pay) and a Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
  • Further information

    If you would like to explore this role and its responsibilities in more detail, ahead of making and application, please contact Dr Antony Walsh [email protected]

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