London, Greater London
£34,000 - £39,500 per year
Contract, Fixed term contract, Full-time
Job description

We’re looking for a Senior researcher to deliver an ambitious programme of research and learning ensuring the effective evaluation of the Big Local programme and to support the dissemination of learning to a diverse range of audiences.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Design and deliver robust and timely research, that evaluates and identifies the learning from the Big Local Programme.
  • Commission, manage and support the delivery of research and learning from outsourced providers, ensuring they meet contractual obligations and add value to the research and learning strategy at Local Trust.
  • Produce high quality, user-friendly and accessible outputs, including reports, papers and blogs, presenting findings in suitable formats and in line with Local Trust’s communications guidance.
  • Work with the communications and policy teams to ensure learning is proactively shared, particularly across influential policy makers; funders; and others involved in community development.

Person Specification

  • Experience of designing and delivering rigorous research and evaluation, using quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Relevant degree or equivalent working experience. Prior work experience in the voluntary/ community sector, community development, grant giving or in social policy.
  • Contract management experience.
  • Exceptional writing skills, able to write clearly and accessibly even when dealing with complex matters.

Please note this role is fixed term to finish 28 February 2023. 

Please visit our website and download the full job pack for more details. 

Application Instructions

To apply, you should submit:

An up-to-date CV which shows your full career history. We recommend that this is no longer than two pages.

A supporting statement, with your name at the top of each page, explaining why you are interested in this role, detailing how you are a good candidate for this post and how you fulfil the person specification. Each section of the person spec should be addressed under clear headings. We recommend that this is no longer than two pages.

All applications must be received by 12 midday on Monday, 18th October 2021.

Suitable candidates will be invited for interview via Zoom on 27th October 2021.

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Refreshed on: 09 October 2021
Closed date: 18 October 2021
Job ref: Senior researcher (mat cover)
Tags: Policy/Research