Policy & Practice - A Development Education Review




Assistant Editor Post

The Centre for Global Education invites applications for the post of Assistant Editor that will involve supporting publication of our peer-reviewed, open access, bi-annual journal Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review.  This position represents an exciting opportunity to work on one of the most influential publications in the development education sector, both locally and internationally. 

The post is part-time (17.5 hours), the salary is £26,760.00 per annum pro rata (plus employer’s NIC and Pension contributions). The post has a contract from 1 September 2024 to 31 May 2025 with prospects for extension and will have a probationary period of six months.

Assistant Editor: Summary of Responsibilities

The post-holder’s responsibilities include: supporting the editing of journal articles to publication; maintaining the Policy and Practice web site by uploading new issues of the journal to the web site and updating other pages as necessary; promoting the journal to local and international audiences using electronic newsletters and flyers; supporting the organisation of online seminars to debate the content of each new issue of the journal; updating the database of journal citations and compiling reports on use of the journal web site; and promoting the journal at development education seminars and events. The post-holder will also assist in the editing of internal Centre for Global Education reports and publications.  The post is part-time (17.5 hours per week) with a fixed-term contract from 1 September 2024 until 31 May 2025 with prospects for extension.  The post-holder will be based in the Centre for Global Education with the option of working from home.

Essential and Desirable Criteria

Essential criteria are as follows:

  • Post-graduate qualification in a social science.
  • Strong interest in, or experience of, development education / international development. 
  • Published article in a social science journal.
  • Experience of working with web site content management systems.
  • Administrative experience in organising events and producing reports.
  • The ability to maintain effective and secure information storage systems.
  • Working on time bound projects and to deadlines.
  • Experience of promoting publications and events using electronic publications.
  • Excellent IT skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and Office 365.
  • A friendly and approachable manner and an ability to liaise confidently at all levels.
  • The ability to work independently and collaboratively with other members of the CGE team where necessary.

Desirable Criteria are as follows:

  • Doctorate thesis in Development Education or International Development.
  • Published an article in a peer reviewed development education or international development journal.
  • Web content management and design skills.
  • Podcast producing skills.

Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review

Now in its 19th year of publication, Policy and Practice aims to widen understanding of the delivery and effectiveness of development education at local and international levels. It aims to share good practice in development education and enhance the policy environment in which it operates.  Development education is understood as the process of enhancing knowledge and understanding of the underlying causes of poverty and inequality, and supporting active citizenship.

Policy and Practice is informed by values including social justice, equality and interdependence and is based on the concept of education as an agent of positive social change. The journal espouses the idea of praxis – a process of analysis, reflection and action – that enables the learner to become an active citizen at local and global levels.

Terms and Conditions

Salary                              £26,760.00 per annum pro rata (plus employer’s NIC and Pension contributions) - this post has been funded by Irish Aid until 31 May 2025 and will have a probationary period of six months.

Pension                            The Centre for Global Education operates a Stakeholder Pension Scheme for employees which will facilitate contributions to a private pension plan from the employer and employee.

Hours                               17.5 hours per week. Days and times to be agreed.  The Centre for Global Education supports working from home.

Management                    Reporting line will be to the CGE Director.

Annual Leave                  25 days’ holiday per annum plus statutory days (pro rata). The holiday period runs from the date of appointment.

Equal Opportunities      The Centre for Global Education aims to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants irrespective of their sex, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, ethnic origin or disability.

Duration of post              From 1 September 2024 to 31 May 2025 with prospects for extension.

Deadline for Applications

The Centre for Global Education invites applications for this post.  An application pack, including the application form, is available on the Centre for Global Education’s web site at www.centreforglobaleducation.com/jobs

Your completed application and monitoring forms should be received by e-mail by 5.00pm on Friday, 21 June 2024.  E-mail your application to:   stephen@centreforglobaleducation.com.  Late applications will not be accepted.  Interviews to be held in July 2024.  The Selection Panel reserves the right to enhance the shortlisting criteria in order to facilitate a manageable shortlist.

Application Pack

The following documents are needed to apply for the post:

Further reading:

Policy and Practice: A Development Education Review

Policy and Practice Database of Citations 2022

Policy and Practice Evaluation Report 2022

Centre for Global Education Annual Report 2021

The Assistant Editor post is funded by Irish Aid.

This document has been published as part of a development education project funded by Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs. Irish Aid is the Government’s overseas development programme which supports partners working in some of the world’s poorest countries. Irish Aid also supports global citizenship and development education in Ireland to encourage learning and public engagement with global issues. The ideas, opinions and comments herein are entirely the responsibility of the Centre for Global Education and do not necessarily represent or reflect DFA policy