London, Greater London
£30,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

This is an exciting and busy time to be joining UK Youth as we prepare to launch our new strategy and  transform the way we work to ensure all young people are equipped to thrive and empowered to contribute at every stage of their lives. As a result  we are recruiting for a number of new roles designed to enable the organisation to grow, improve our ways of working and enable us to deliver to deliver our ambitious 2025 strategic plan.

UK Youth are currently looking for a dynamic and talented Data Officer to join our Research and Performance team to support with delivering robust data solutions to evidence our work.

The new Data Officer will support the team with developing robust and insightful evidence and analysis on how youth work delivers positive outcomes for young people, especially those from disadvantaged background. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Research and Performance, this role will support the department to shift the organisation’s approach to using data to drive impact. The role will work closely with the Research and Learning Manager who leads on our data, supporting with analysing, interpreting, and presenting data to others to support the organisation to improve its performance. You will influence decision making through the development of data insight and well thought through recommendations.

To thrive in this role, you need a strong background in quantitative research methods, statistical analysis and excellent Excel skills. We’re looking for someone with evaluation experience that can help us identify areas for improvement and grow our data collection processes to drive a stronger understanding of our impact. We’re particularly interested in candidates that have a background in not just data analysis, but also in presenting that data through visualisation tools and dashboards.


Who we are

UK Youth is a leading charity that exists to ensure all young people are equipped to thrive and empowered to contribute at every stage of their lives. We work with others to ensure that the youth sector is strengthened, supported, and that provision is youth-led, evidence-informed and delivers high-quality outcomes.

UK Youth plays a unique role in addressing; the lack of investment in the youth sector, the lack of cross sector understanding in how youth work makes a difference and the limited opportunities to embed effective solutions. These factors lead to mass inequality of access to youth services for young people. To find more about us and how we make an impact, please visit UK Youth Website.


Why work at UK Youth?

We are a value-based, passionate and committed organisation offering a friendly working environment with lots of opportunities for professional development and socialising (even whilst we are all working remotely!) from lunch and learn sessions, staff quizzes to virtual coffee meet ups.

UK Youth prides itself on being an Equal Opportunity employer and we would particularly welcome applications for this role from those who identify under one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.

We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Our selection procedures ensure that people are treated on the basis of their relevant merits, experience, skills and abilities and that no individual receives more or less favourable treatment.

We welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in our organisation including BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities. We are also currently underrepresented by men, and so are seeking applications from different backgrounds, cultures, age, experience and identity to bring a wide range of experience, ideas, views and insights to UK Youth.


What we can offer you

We offer a competitive range of benefits, good work/life balance, excellent learning and development opportunities and vibrant organisational culture.

  • Flexible/Agile Working
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Pension scheme (currently UK Youth match employee contributions up to 5%)
  • Membership of our life insurance scheme which would pay-out up to 4 times your salary
  • Employee Assistance Programme to support employees both professionally and personally
  • 20% discount off bookings at Avon Tyrrell our New Forest Outdoor Centre including, camping, lodges and outdoor activities.
  • Cyclescheme and Techscheme


How to Apply

If you would like to be considered for this fantastic opportunity, please click on the link and complete an application via our completely anonymised recruitment system (provided by Applied)

  • Closing date for applications will be midnight on the 27th June 2021

  • A pre-interview task will be arranged for the week commencing 28th June with first round interviews due to take place 5th July 2021

As this role involves working in a regulated environment with young people, any offer will be conditional to satisfactory background checks which include criminal record check and employment reference.


As part of the recruitment process UK Youth will be gathering and uses certain information about you. For further information regarding this please review our Data Protection Privacy Notice which explains what data of yours we process and how we use it.

More about UK Youth
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There are more than 11 million young people in the UK, they make up over a fifth of the population and represent Britain’s future.
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Posted on: 09 June 2021
Closed date: 27 June 2021
Tags: Policy/Research

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