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Research Manager

£34,775-£38,791 (outside of London) or £38,000-£42,017 (including London weighting). Pro rata to part-time if applicable
Full-time or part-time (Full-time (flexible, working minimum of 28 hours/per week considered))
Job description

About the Role:

In this new, varied and impact-focused role, you will have the opportunity to contribute to our growing research programme, collaborating with colleagues across the charity as well as academics and other research partners. You will work across all stages of the research process, including research design, analysis, write up, dissemination and impact.

Kinship is the leading provider of services for kinship carers in England and Wales, and has a large Community of around 12,000 kinship carers. We play a key role in supporting kinship carers to participate in research to influence our services as well as policy and practice. In this role, your research will really make a difference.

You will run consultations and undertake desk research, including analysis of Kinship’s service data to identify issues and trends. You’ll work closely with services, and policy and communications team colleagues to share and use findings, and to build effective relationships to ensure research has impact.

We’re looking for someone with a broad range of research skills to support the development of an ambitious research strategy and plans, and to generate new knowledge and insight to build a high-quality evidence-base for kinship family support.

What we’ll offer you

Kinship offers 30 days' annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part time) as well as a generous pension scheme. This role is open to flexible working. We have an excellent wellbeing offer including the Employee Assistance Programme and clinical supervision. We will invest in your professional development with training and career development opportunities.

Kinship is committed to championing equality, diversity and inclusion.  We believe our work is greatly enhanced by the varied backgrounds, experiences and views represented within our teams.  We aim to create inclusive teams, celebrate differences and encourage everyone to join us and be their true self at work. We therefore encourage applications from anyone who fits our values, whatever their religion or belief, sex, gender identity, race, age, sexuality or disability and are actively seeking candidates that can bring real innovation and commitment to us.

This is a fantastic time to join a supportive and well-established team within an organisation with rapid growth ambitions. This role will be what you make it and we’re looking for someone to seize this opportunity!

To apply: Submit your CV and a personal statement (4 pages max)

Please note this is a readvertisement, previous applicants need not apply.

Key Dates

Application deadline: Monday 4 December at 9.00am

Interviews: Wednesday 13 December 2023 (Vauxhall office)

We will guarantee interviews to any candidates with experience of kinship care (either of being in kinship care or of being a kinship carer) who demonstrate that they meet the essential skills and experience outlined in the job description.

  • Location: Office-based (Vauxhall) or home-based
  • Working hours: Full-time (flexible, working minimum of 28 hours/per week considered)
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Salary: £34,775-£38,791 (outside of London) or £38,000-£42,017 (including London weighting). Pro rata to part-time if applicable
  • Benefits: 30 days' annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata), generous pension contribution, flexible working, Employee Assistance Programme.

About Kinship:

Kinship is the leading charity in England and Wales for kinship carers – relatives and friends who raise children when their parents aren’t able to. We offer kinship carers expert advice as well as financial, legal, practical and emotional support and understanding from the moment they need it, for as long as they need it. We’re always there to help with the complicated and stressful decisions that so many kinship families have to make, as well as to celebrate the good times.

Working alongside kinship carers and the children they raise, with their voice and views at the fore, we build communities of support and give everything we have to fight for each family and their rights, as well as to raise awareness of kinship care and secure better support for all those playing this critical role.

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Refreshed on: 25 November 2023
Closing date: 04 December 2023 at 09:00
Tags: Policy/Research

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