To support its research strategy and researchers Bangor University is committed to implementing the principles of the Concordat.
The 2008 Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers is an agreement between the funders and employers of researchers in the UK which sets out the expectations and responsibilities of researchers, their managers, employers and funders in relation to principles of researcher’s career development. The Concordat principles can be found here.
Initially, Bangor University agreed, through the Human Resources Task Group and the Pro Vice Chancellor Research and Enterprise, a Concordat Action Plan. Currently, the Concordat Action Plan is formally reviewed by the Human Resources Task Group and the University's Executive Team. The review is undertaken by both the Task Group and the Executive on an annual basis.
In 2011/12 it was decided to undertake a gap analysis to establish to what extent the University effectively addresses the principles of the Concordat and identify areas for improvement to the University’s current provision of career development support for research staff.
The gap analysis was led by the Research and Innovation Office and Staff Development in consultation with researchers in the University, particularly with the Researcher Development and Concordat Group.
The gap analysis was undertaken through:
a) a survey sent to all research staff
b) discussions with staff in Colleges
c) discussions with staff through the Athena SWAN network
d) engagement with other relevant stakeholders in the University.
Concordat Action Plan
The Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers
For more information or a copy of the gap analysis please contact HR on email@example.com.
Researcher Development and Concordat Group
This group supports and develops researcher development and address the needs of the Concordat to ensure that researcher career development addresses the needs of researchers in the University and contributes the implementation of the University’s Research Strategy.
The group reports to the Human Resources Task Group, the University Research Strategy Task Group and the Teaching and Learning Task Group. College representatives report to the College Research Committees. Information regarding the membership, terms of reference and objectives of this group can be found here.
If you wish to send any opinions or comment to this group please send your views to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be considered as part of the on-going consultation in this area.
The Research and Innovation Office
Academic Development Unit