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EARMA is looking for a Trainer with expertise in Gender and Diversity in Research

EARMA is looking for a Trainer with expertise in Gender and Diversity in Research

The European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA) is a professional community of Research Managers and Administrators (RMAs) in Europe. EARMAs mission is to enable members to support excellent research, and to promote the profession of RMA. One of our strategic goals is to provide opportunities for our members to develop and enhance their skills at all stages of their careers and we offer an extensive EARMA Training Program.

Our Certificate in Research Management (CRM) is our most comprehensive training program. It has been developed in partnership with the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA‐UK) who provide support services. The certificates are certified by Awards for Training and Higher Education (ATHE) delivered in collaboration with ARMA-UK. After completing five mandatory and two optional units, the students will receive a certificate on EQF level 5 awarded by the British organization Awards for Training and Higher Education, ATHE.

We are now looking for a trainer to take the teaching responsibility for the unit “Gender and Diversity in Research Management”. The trainer will have to develop a teaching plan applying a selection of teaching techniques designed to help the students reach predefined leaning objectives. The trainer should ensure that students are aware of the assessment criteria when delivering the session so that students are able to link this back to their assignment. At present, the Certificate in Research Management has one cohort per year so the Trainer selected will be expected to provide a one-day workshop per year. The service provided also includes post workshop mentoring hours to assist students with queries related to the assignments. Assessment is not part of the training. Special experts will act as assessors to evaluate the students’ assignments.

About the Unit:

Unit Aim: To help the student gain the knowledge, understanding and skills to support the organisation in developing a diverse research culture

This unit has three learning outcomes. The student will:

  1. Understand the benefits and implications of considering gender and diversity in research and research management
  2. Be able to assess progress towards the development of a diverse research culture
  3. Be able to support organisational progress towards development of a diverse research culture

Key words: Gender equality, diversity, inclusion, gender-mainstreaming, responsible research

Who we seek:

To be considered as a trainer, you need to have

  • documented practical and theoretical experience within the Gender and Diversity area of expertise
  • training experience
  • academic background


  • Knowledge of relevant legislation/policy at EU level and how to understand national level legislation/policies.
  • Good understanding of Gender and Diversity issues in Research.
  • Practical experience in gender mainstreaming
  • Awareness of organizations such as the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), The European Association for Gender Research, Education and Documentation (ATGENDER), the Equality Challenge Unit and its (Athena Swan and Gender Equality) Charter Marks.


  • Experience of working in a role with direct responsibility for promoting Equality of Opportunity and addressing relevant issues, preferably gained in a large research institute or university.
  • Experience with practical tools and methods
  • Experience in EU project management
  • Experience with Gender Equality Plans

The Trainer selected for the training activities will be reimbursed in line with EARMA´s established agreements for CRM trainers. We offer administrative support from the EARMA office, a network of CRM trainers and assessors and the opportunity to expand your own network. EARMA works closely with ARMA to continuously improve the course providing opportunities for trainers and assessors to exchange best practise.

Please provide:

  • Motivation Letter (including name and contact details) 1 page
  • Full CV
  • Fields of expertise (according to the training programme) 1 page

Application deadline: November 28, 2021.

Application should be submitted to the EARMA secretariat by email:

For more information about the unit or any questions to this call, please contact