The Henry Smith Charity is one of the largest grant making foundations in the UK, distributing around £30m of grants each year. They aim to bring about lasting change to people's lives, helping them benefit from and contribute to society, and achieve this by funding organisations working with people to reduce social and economic disadvantage.
Prospectus are delighted to be recruiting a Research Assistant on a 12-month fixed term contract to support the work of their Learning and Evaluation Team. The Research Assistant will help use evidence and best practice information to drive better decision making and inform wider policy and strategy. Their main role will be to help develop the charity's learning log which will summarise and store learning from grant making and the wider sector. This will involve collecting, analysing and categorising data relating to specific cause areas (e.g. Homelessness, Criminal Justice) and then working with the wider grant making team to make sure information is relevant and usable.
The successful candidate will be an analytical and creative problem solver with an eye for detail, who is able to learn quickly. You will have a degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent work experience), a strong research focus and ability to communicate complex topics to a variety of stakeholders. You will be proactive and ambitious, with a can do attitude to support the team. Previous experience of putting research into action and communicating complex information to a variety of stakeholders is a must.
This role represents an excellent opportunity to develop an understanding of the charity sector in the UK. The post holder will support effective grant making and ensure Henry Smith's funding has the maximum possible impact.
The Henry Smith Charity highly values the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion and therefore welcomes applicants with diverse experiences and from a wide range of backgrounds to enrich the team. Also, as a specialist Recruitment Practice, we are committed to building inclusive and diverse organisations, and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We invest in your journey as a candidate and are committed to supporting you in your application.
To register your interest and find out more about this unique opportunity, please submit a copy of your CV in Word doc format. Supporting statements are not required at this stage of the application process.
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