£30000 - £39000 per annum



Job Description

The role involves the design and development of projects; managing budgets and resources; working effectively with team members, partners, funders and other stakeholders; overseeing delivery of high-quality research; and ensuring that the work makes an impact on policy and practice.

Client Details

Independent (non-profit) research and policy organisation


You Will:

  • Design, manage and deliver multiple R&D projects across learning, skills and employment. This includes liaising with funders, managing project teams, ensuring that work is delivered to time and quality expectations, and within budget.

  • Proactively engage with colleagues across the organisation to ensure that policy, practice and promotion activity is underpinned by robust research evidence, and achieves impact.

  • Develop and implement appropriate research methodologies and methods, evaluation strategies and research tools.

  • Lead on the production of high-quality research and policy reports.

  • Represent our client with key stakeholders - including national and local government, trusts and foundations, providers, and other research centres and think tanks.

  • In collaboration with senior R&D staff, support the development and training of the wider team.

  • Line manage researchers, as required.


Essential skills:

  • Well-developed skills in managing and delivering a range of research and development projects including effective and efficient resource allocation.

  • Strong organisational and planning skills, that ensure work is effectively prioritised to meet deadlines.

  • Ability to develop and utilise appropriate methods and tools to support high quality research and analysis.

  • Ability to work under own initiative with a proactive approach to problem solving.

  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to engage a range of audiences, stakeholders, funders and partners.

  • Proven skills in writing for and speaking to a range of audiences to ensure impact.

  • Understanding and application of a range of research and evaluation methodologies and methods

  • Proven track record in delivering research projects to meet funders' requirements, including to time and quality expectations, within budget.

  • Experience in developing research proposals and proven track record of securing funding.

  • Ability to robustly analyse data

Job Offer

£30,000 - £39,000 per annum, depending on experience and location

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