I have a technical role in medical research, in higher ed. I have a BSc in Biochemistry and had 10 years scientific experience before getting a basic technician role in research. Most of our roles require a PhD. Mine doesn't but I've had to work twice as hard to get where I am. I did retrain as a teacher but decided I'd rather earn significantly less in a role I loved (wet lab work).
What sort of research to you want to do? What are you hoping to get out of it? Research roles in higher ed are poorly paid with fixed term, unstable contracts but require lots of qualifications and experience.
Wow @barberous you have an amazing CV! I would need to start again at university to have a job at your level. Thank you for all the details.
The link below is what I was looking at but with something in Further Ed research really. I love development but I guess there are a few types of research roles on different academic tiers. I have qualifications in child psychology and have worked ar behaviour schools but would need to plump up my academics a lot!