London, Greater London
£31,858 per year + 7% employer pension contribution
Contract, Full-time
Job description

We are looking for a colleague to provide the research aspect of our campaigns on fair pay, analysing data on gender pay and bonus gaps, equal pay, CEO pay ratios and the wider issue of income inequalities. The postholder will be responsible for ensuring that our data is accurate, updating our data dashboards,  About Inequality and coordinating our academic network.

Working under the guidance of the Executive Director, the Senior Research Officer (Income Inequalities) will be an integral part of our small busy team,  leading primary and secondary research, liaising with academics and policymakers in the field, as well as our local groups and supporters. We are looking for someone who feels comfortable engaging with a variety of stakeholders and supporting the team with research needs for campaigns, reports, media enquiries and events. The successful candidate will be able to work autonomously and consistently meet deadlines. They will be able to work within a small team, have an interest in, or knowledge of, social and economic inequalities, be confident analysing data sets, using statistical analysis and contributing to the comms and campaigning work of the organisation.

About The Equality Trust

The Equality Trust (TET) is the national charity that campaigns to reduce social and economic inequality to improve the quality of life in the UK. We are at the forefront of debates to tackle structural inequalities as well as supporting local grassroots groups to bring about change in their areas.

About the job

  • Compiling, analysing and disseminating robust and up-to-date information and data sets on economic and social inequalities (including COVID 19 impacts, trends, drivers, attitudes and solutions) and curating the About Inequality section of our website and updating data dashboards. 

  • Proactively monitoring relevant trends, progress and developments relating to inequality to keep expertise up-to-date within the team.

  • Identifying and liaising with academics and experts with both learned and lived experience.

  • Drafting reports and providing research for media and campaigning work and briefings.

  • Assessing and advising on relevant external debates and proposals.

  • Managing/commissioning and/or contributing to the production of research.

  • Supporting the development of evidence-based policies.

  • Writing and/or managing the writing of reports and articles. 

  • Identifying, interpreting and/or analysing relevant information and data from FTSE company reports, LIS, ONS, academics, think tanks, NGOs, etc. 

  • Monitoring and analysing the output of policymakers and other key influencers. 

  • Responding to requests for data from the media, policymakers, Equality Trust supporters and local groups.

About you

Experience (essential)

  • Experience of carrying out qualitative and quantitative research including research design, data collection, data analysis and presentation of data. 

  • Experience of commissioning research. 

  • Experience of communicating written information persuasively, constructively and in a manner suitable to a wide range of specialist and non-specialist audiences.

  • Experience of engaging with a variety of stakeholders, including media, civil servants, NGOs, academics, etc. 

  • Experience of compiling and summarising large amounts of disparate information. 

  • Experience of analysing and interpreting large data sets.

  • Experience of working with data to produce reports, update websites and briefings.

  • Experience of organising roundtable events and webinars. 

Abilities and skills

  • Knowledge of or interest in economics (macro or labour), business and finance and/or drivers of economic inequality.

  • Ability to monitor and assess the output of FTSE businesses in company reports, academics, government, political parties, think-tanks and/or NGOs.

  • Familiarity with the key current political, economic and/or social debates on inequalities and intersectionality in the UK. 

  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a small team.

  • Ability to plan and manage projects.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with meticulous attention to detail.

  • Flexible and adaptable; able to produce high-quality work, sometimes at short notice.

  • A team player with a ‘can-do’ attitude 

  • IT literacy, including the ability to update websites and proficiency in the use of Excel. 

  • Proactive with initiative, actively seeking information from internal or external sources as required 

  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to persuade, influence and collaborate with a range of internal and external stakeholders, sensitive to their communications needs. 

  • Deadline driven, able to remain calm in the face of several simultaneous deadlines.

  • Willingness and ability to work flexible hours when needed for which TOIL will be given. 

  • Commitment to the aims and values of The Equality Trust.

We recognise that the successful candidate may not have experience of all of the skills above and so we are willing to support training in areas that candidates wish to develop.

More about The Equality Trust
The Equality Trust

The Equality Trust (TET) was founded in 2009 by leading experts in inequality,  Professors Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson and Bill Ker... Read more

Refreshed on: 21 April 2021
Closed date: 04 May 2021
Tags: Campaigning, Policy/Research

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