Jobs at the University of Plymouth
  • University Subsidiary Company vacancies for nursery, catering and enterprise:

Our subsidiary organisations, UCSP and UoPEL, offer a range of opportunities in the commercial and enterprise sectors. See the vacancy links below for specific job opportunities or sign up for job alerts within these organisations.

UCSP: University Commercial Services Plymouth Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary company of University of Plymouth which provides commercial services to a range of clients. This currently includes retail catering, hospitality, early years' education and childcare.

Vacancies for nursery, catering and hospitality in a University commercial environment

UoPEL: University of Plymouth Enterprise Limited offers dedicated support and expert advice to businesses across the South West. With offices in Redruth, Truro, Penryn and Plymouth; UoPEL offers a variety of locations to work from in the enterprise, innovation and growth sectors.

Vacancies in enterprise, research and consultancy, with University of Plymouth Enterprise Ltd

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Placed second in the UK in the Times Highers’ global young universities, we’re focused on building on our strengths and have a number of roles where we are seeking people who can bring fresh perspectives and new ideas.

At the University of Plymouth, you’ll find the space to develop your talents, the freedom to ring the changes and the opportunity to grow as part of our welcoming and inclusive community.

Employing over 3,000 staff, whatever your expertise and ambition, we’ve got a career opportunity to match. From academic, teaching and research positions to technical, management and administrative roles, you’ll find opportunities at every level, across all our campuses.

Our people share a determination to push boundaries, think differently and achieve more. 

As an employee, you’ll play a crucial part in building our impressive reputation in education, innovation and research.

In return, we’ll support, nurture and reward you with generous benefits, from training and development to childcare and flexible working. 

Find out more about the benefits we offer you.

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Research Fellow (Public Health Nutrition/Dietetics)

We seek a dynamic Research Fellow to join the Plymouth arm of a national consortium to complete a 5-year “Co-production of healthy, sustainable food systems for disadvantaged communities” project. 

This exciting project is funded by the UKRI ‘Transforming Food Systems’ Strategic Priorities fund. It is being led by the University of Reading and involves other UK institutions. You will sit within the School of Health Professions at the University of Plymouth, England.

Your role will be supporting the principal investigator (PI) (Dr Clare Pettinger) to deliver the Plymouth work package. This will include diverse research, engagement and knowledge exchange in Public Health Nutrition and community co-production methodologies.

Applications are invited from highly motivated individuals with a PhD or equivalent, with a passion for public health nutrition, food systems and co-production methodologies.

  • You will have extensive quantitative and qualitative research experience (and preferably be a registered dietitian or nutritionist).
  • You will have excellent communication and organisational skills, be pro-active, with an aptitude for independent working.

  • You will have strong networking skills and be able to engage across multi-sector and complex transdisciplinary research teams.

  • You will have experience working with diverse community groups, showing compassion and ethical awareness, and be adaptable to using innovative qualitative methodologies with a co-production philosophy.

Project outputs will lead to publication and this position will offer ample opportunity to extend research experience, networking and methodological skills.

Find out more details about the role

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We want healthy, happy, fulfilled employees who love coming to work. That’s why, whether you've just joined us, or have worked with us throughout your career, we offer a raft of incentives and rewards.

Become part of a team where everyone makes a difference, and enjoy a host of valuable benefits designed to enhance your lifestyle at work, and at home.

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