The Vitae Researcher Development Frameworkprovides a framework of the skills, attributes and behaviours of successful researchers; a tool for self-assessment of strengths and areas for further development; and a common framework across institutions in the UK. You may find the RDF useful for:
Launched in 2008 the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchersis an agreement between the funders and employers of researchers in the UK regarding the ways in which the careers of researchers should be supported. It provides ‘a single and unambiguous statement of the expectations and responsibilities of researchers, their managers, employers, and funders’.
Vitae is a national organisation championing the personal, professional and career development of doctoral researchers and research staff in higher education institutions and research institutes. Vitae has a South West and Wales Hub which has occasional events aimed directly at researchers.