London, Greater London SE1, London

£31000 - £39000 per year

Permanent, Full-time

Senior Researcher

About the organisation

Local Trust was established in 2012 to deliver Big Local, a Big Lottery-funded programme which committed £1m to 150 local areas in Englan... Read more

Job Description

We are hiring a new senior researcher to join our team working on an ambitious programme of research and evaluation.

The senior researcher is a role that will have primary responsibility for managing our contracts with researchers and research organisations to ensure we get the most out of the research we commission.  You will develop briefs, monitor and shape emerging research findings, and ensure that they are presented in ways that generate maximum impact, including through a major new biennial Community Research Conference funded by Local Trust, which will be launched in 2019.

Our research team uses rigorous qualitative and quantitative methods to draw learning from Big Local. Over the last two years, we have significantly expanded the team gives us greater capacity to deliver on our research ambitious. Given the scale of our activity and growing external profile, we are certain that these could be career-defining roles.

You will be joining a team of enthusiastic and supportive professionals, who care about their work. It’s a great atmosphere as there is a genuine buzz and momentum about what we are doing. You will get to see the impact that Local Trust is making on the ground, as well as the extent to which our ideas and learning are influencing policy and practice nationally.

Application is via CV and covering letter - please download the attached application pack for the full job desription, person specification and application details