Jam & Justice ARC Application Form
What is Jam and Justice?
Jam and Justice is a 3-year research project (2016-2019) which aims to seize the opportunity provided by devolution to look at alternative ways to govern in our city-regions.
‘Jam’ is about trying to bring together different partners to address shared problems. ‘Justice’ is about reconnecting with those who are usually left out from the search for solutions.
We are funded by the Economic and Social Research Council’s Urban Transformations programme, a portfolio of projects in the UK which examines major changes taking place in cities across the globe. We also receive funding from the international Mistra Urban Futures centre.
What is the ARC?
We will be building an Action Research Co-operative (ARC) in Greater Manchester to develop innovative responses to urban governance challenges in 21st century city-regions.
The ARC is a co-produced governance space for social innovation between the academic, voluntary and public sectors. The ARC will bring together people with different knowledge, skills and resources interested in making devolution matter in Greater Manchester.
A key role for the ARC will be to run a series of action research projects which help to test and innovate new ways of governing in our city-regions. We hope these projects will inspire and inform our thinking on inclusive devolved governance. But crucially, these projects will attempt to make a different in the here-and-now in Greater Manchester.
To find out more about the project please visit http://www.ontheplatform.org.uk/jam-justice and view the project booklet below.
This application form is designed to help us recruit 15 participants to join us in the ARC.
- Please send completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org or Jam and Justice GMCVO, St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, Manchester, M12 6FZ to be received by 26th September 2016.
- We will confirm receipt of your application and offer an informal 1-to-1 conversation with you, if you have not already had one.
- The team will consider all applications submitted by the closing date. Final decisions on recruitment to the ARC will be made by the Jam and Justice team and communicated to applicants on the week beginning 9th October 2016.
The electronic version of this application is available here. Please note you will need to open the form in a PDF viewer (not a web browser) in order to complete it.
If you have any questions about this application form or would like some assistance in completing it, please contact us at email@example.com or call Liz on 07765 603 420.
Bert joined the Urban Institute at the University of Sheffield in 2016, and contributes as a scholar-activist to the Jam and Justice project, part of the ESRC Urban Transformations Programme. Key areas of the project include: collaboratively establishing 10 action research projects as part of an Action Research Collective (ARC); producing alternative visions for Greater Manchester; assessing the viability of co-production in challenging existing governance forms; and understanding the scalability of the commons.