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Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing & Hounslow Mind provides mental health services in the boroughs. We are looking for an enthusiastic, passionate and hardworking individual to join our team.
Purpose of the Job
To have overall responsibility for the implementation of an excellent standard of participation services across HFEH Mind to ensure the active involvement and engagement of young people, adults, carers and children. To enable service users to influence and shape policy and practice, assist with recruitment, meaningfully report to the board and help design services.
Due to the nature of the work, if successful, you will need to have an up-to-date DBS check completed prior to undertaking unsupervised client work.
We are an equal opportunities employer; and are proud to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds.
Post is subject to a DBS check.
This job is part time - 21 hours (3 days a week)
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Beyond the Streets is a small charity with a big determination to see routes out for women selling sex in the UK. Our work is growing, and we are looking to recruit a Research and Impact Officer to support with monitoring and evaluation and to contribute to the design and delivery of innovative research which builds the case for tackling sexual exploitation in the UK. This role is a new one in our Impact team. Working closely with the Research and Impact Manager, you will ensure that the work of Beyond the Streets is informed by learning from lived experience, practitioner experience and academic research; producing a variety of research outputs that inform service development, training content, and policy proposal development.
You will assist with the development and maintenance of the monitoring and evaluation systems within Beyond the Streets to enable the organisation to make evidence-driven decisions. This will involve the management and analysis of data to support reporting requirements and inform service delivery development. In addition, you will contribute to the design and delivery of innovative research projects including peer led research.
Benefits of working with us
- Flexible working (core hours to be agreed)
- 25 days of annual leave per year plus bank holidays (FTE)
- Enhanced sick pay scheme
- Access to Cycle to Work scheme
- Strong emphasis on self-care and staff wellbeing
- A growing team that prioritises learning
Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR)
Due to nature of this role in working alongside survivors, this post is restricted to female applicants under Section 9 of the Equality Act 2010.
Talk to Us
If you are considering applying and would like an informal conversation to discuss your suitability for the role, please email recruitment(at)beyondthestreets(dot)org(dot)uk to book in a 15-minute call with Katie Thorlby, our Research and Impact Manager.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity dedicated to diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we’re challenging the way people think about dementia, bringing together the people and organisations who can speed up progress, and investing in research to make life-changing breakthroughs possible.
By working at Alzheimer’s Research UK, you will be part of an organisation that has been recognised nationally as an outstanding place to work. In 2020, we were listed 39th in the prestigious Sunday Times 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work For. We were also awarded a 2-star accreditation by Best Companies, recognising outstanding levels of workplace engagement and were listed in the 75 Best Companies to Work For in the East of England.
The Website Manager will play a critical role in promoting, enabling, and supporting the digital ambitions of the charity. Focused on leading ARUK’s web strategy and positioned in a newly formed Digital team, this role will help drive the continued growth of the charity’s fundraising, engagement, and brand awareness via digital means, contributing to our charity income. Taking a lead on web content strategy, our information architecture and associated user journeys throughout the site, you will provide a rich and engaging experience for our different audiences and supporters.
You will be joining at a time of exciting growth and development within our Digital department. Managing a Website Development Officer and a Website Analytics Officer, you will work closely with our Head of Digital to design and implement a fresh and innovative website strategy. You will drive an increase in our conversion rates and KPIs, whilst delivering the best possible experience to our online audiences and supporters. You will take a lead role in the management and onward development of ARUK’s award-winning websites, ensuring that our innovative and sector leading reputation is maintained.
Main duties and responsibilities of the role:
- Develop and implement ARUK’s website strategy, including microsites and apps, where appropriate.
- Work with teams across ARUK to ensure that web content is up to date and meets SEO / Accessibility standards.
- Play a leading role in the creation of campaign landing pages, working closely with the Digital Campaigns Manager to ensure that marketing-focused pages are fully optimised and delivering conversions.
- Develop effective user journeys throughout the site to drive donations, sign-ups and other KPIs.
- Act on data insights from the Website Analytics Officer and feed recommendations back into the website design and content, ensuring an ongoing approach to web optimisation.
- Identify and prioritise key web development activities for the Web Development Officer and Analytics Officer.
- Undertake a full audit of existing pages on the website and develop a roadmap to rationalise and make best use of this content.
- Review and recommend changes to the website information architecture, through internal consultation, workshops, data analysis and user research, as appropriate
- Lead Horizon Scanning for Digital opportunities.
- Inspire and motivate team members.
- Assist with the hands-on updating of the website, as required
- Manage the Web team to create a visually appealing and functional site that features user-friendly design and clear navigation.
- Work with partner agencies and the wider organisation and departmental teams to assist with digital projects and campaigns.
- Drive continuous improvement to our digital platforms and keep the charity at the forefront of developments in digital marketing.
- Setting up and editing of web content across ARUK websites as required.
- Ensure activities comply with ARUK brand and data guidelines.
- Team management and development, working with the Head of Dept and Director.
What we are looking for:
- Ability to strategically review websites and digital platforms, and to develop a roadmap for continuous improvement
- Confident in reviewing website IA and managing changes to its structure
- Line management experience
- Strong grasp of SEO principles
- Good knowledge of WordPress
- Firm grasp of security principles and how they apply to the charity.
- Good experience of managing and maintaining multiple websites and web applications.
- Experience with underlying software and database development (‘back end’), as well as interface and visual design ('front end')
- Strong Google Analytics and AdWords experience
Ways of working: As part of our Agile ways of working you will be required to work approximately 2 days a week from the office, which is subject to the requirements of the role and the business needs. Flexibility on where you work can be split between working from home and our office.
Roles that are classed as part of the Agile ways of working are not able to claim any costs for Mileage/Travel on Public Transport, Accommodation and/or Meals. This includes when attending the office for various meetings/events.
Our Office: Our office is at 3 Riverside, Granta Park, Great Abingdon, Cambridge, CB21 6AD.
Salary: Circa £41,500 per annum, plus benefits
Please download the Vacancy Pack for more information.
The closing date for applications is the 13th February 2022, with interviews likely to be held week commencing the 21st February 2022. We would encourage you to submit your application at the earliest opportunity as the closing date may be brought forward at any time. Please indicate in your covering letter if you are unable to attend an interview on a certain date.
We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures. Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either the application or interview stage, please contact us at via the information on our website.
How to apply:
Please create an online account using our Online Recruitment System which can be accessed through our Job Vacancies page. You will be able to attach your CV and covering letter to your application and track the status of your application.
To view further details about working for us and the benefits we offer, please visit Alzheimer’s Research UK
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior User Researcher to join our team based in Gilwell Park, Chingford, London/flexible. We will offer you a competitive salary of £53,000 - £60,000 per annum plus market supplement.
We’re Scouts and everyone’s welcome here - all genders, races and backgrounds. Right across the UK, we help over 400,000 young people aged 4-25 gain skills for life and find their place in the world. We help them speak up, play their part and shine bright.
The Senior User Researcher Role:
As our Senior User Researcher, you'll have solid experience working from discovery stage to finished product, designing products or services which have a deep root in understanding users and their needs. You're confident in your proven user research and service design expertise. You're able to communicate clearly, translate ideas and prototype ‘just enough’ to validate your work to get you to the next stage.
Key responsibilities as our Senior User Researcher:
- Champion our digital principles, and ensure users are at the centre of all of our work
- Lead our best practice around user research service design and UX, ensuring that other teams understand and can adopt user centred design methodology
- Co-ordinate user research / service design work with third party suppliers to ensure consistency of our volunteer experience across all channels
- Champion user research and insight across a range of projects and products to understand our user needs and to feed these insights into product design
- Define and uphold user research. UX and design standards, guidelines and best practices
- Solve problems creatively using strategic thinking and innovative ideas
- Lead requirements gathering workshops with internal and external stakeholders
- Gather critical information from meetings with various stakeholders and produce useful insight
- Identify areas of improvement within current processes using varied systems design tools and techniques to demonstrate improvements.
What we are looking for in our Senior User Researcher:
- Demonstrable experience in using user research and UX design principles and methodologies and user centred design across a range of projects
- Demonstrable experience in leading user research projects, including face to face research, remote and online tools and analysis
- Thorough experience in using User research and service design and analytics tools
- Thorough experience of creating personas and other design tools
- Thorough experience of running discovery & design workshops
- Excellent knowledge and thorough experience in designing digital products and user experiences
- Experience of overseeing third party suppliers
- Facilitation, ideation, requirements capture and interview skills
- Line management. or mentoring experience
- Experience working as part of an agile delivery or a product team in a matrixed organisation
- Excellent knowledge of designing to accessibility standards
- Proficient in UX tools (such as Sketch, Invision, and Axure)
- HTML and CSS skills would be a bonus
- Education and industry standard qualifications in UK, an advantage but not a requirement.
What we can offer you as our Senior User Researcher:
- 25 days holiday and going up to 28 days after 2 years’ service and 32 days after 5 years’ service
- Additional holidays between Christmas & New Year
- Life Assurance
- Simply Health Scheme
- Generous Pension Schemes
- Free car parking
We are proud to be a family-friendly employer and offer…
- Up to four personal days paid leave a year
- Maternity/Paternity Leave
- Childcare Vouchers
- Flexible working hours
- Store Discount at our Scout Store + other online benefits
- Study and volunteer leave
Closing date: Tue, 8 February 2022, 23:59
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to join our fantastic team! Click ‘Apply’ now!
The Scouts is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to diversity and actively seeking applicants from a wide range of backgrounds.
Strictly no agencies.
Salary: £35,000 - £42,000 (may have flexibility)
Contract: Permanent. Will consider 4 day part time, compressed hours, remote and all flexible working requests will be considered.
Hours: 35 hours. Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Core hours 10am-4pm.
Location: London, Stratford currently working from home.
Closing date:. 11.59pm 30th January 2022. Do not delay applying as we will be shortlisting on application. Applications are now all anonymous please apply online ensuring all application questions are answered.
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Are you passionate about designing products and services that are useful, easy to use, and delightful to interact with to help us beat cancer sooner?
This role sits within our Design Team, and we are looking for someone who will be committed to enhancing the experience that people have while interacting with Cancer Research UK and making sure they find value in what we are providing, helping CRUK to achieve its mission to beat cancer sooner.
What will I be doing?
- Lead on user research and UX design across a range of products and services
- Run workshops and lead on design activities with Tech teams and business stakeholders to define the right problem to solve
- Get to know our users via regular user research sessions and evaluate your solutions in usability testing
- Test, learn, measure and iterate on your designs via experimentation and A/B testing
What are we looking for?
- Lean UX and design thinking
- Workshop facilitation
- Qualitative and quantitative user research methods
- Prototyping and design skills - we use Adobe XD and when we need to, Axure
- Working in Agile product teams
What will I gain?
- 25 days annual leave a year plus public holidays and 1 CRUK day.
- Pension scheme paying to 10% employer contributions.
- A brilliant learning and development environment.
- A range of generous rewards and benefits via our Rewards platform everything from gym membership, cinema tickets to discounts on cars.
Our optimism and desire for success leads us to constantly challenge ourselves and others, which means you'll be encouraged to stretch yourself in our dynamic environment. And ultimately you'll know that you'll be changing lives through your work.?
If you're as ambitious as we are, join our collective force and enjoy an excellent career, as we save lives and add years.
Research and Evaluation Officer
Permanent, full time (Hybrid working)
We are looking for a Research and Evaluation Officer to join our Policy, Communications and Research directorate to help us to meet our mission to partner with small and local charities to help more people overcome complex social issues and rebuild their lives.
We’re committed to using research, evaluation and data for the Foundation and our charity partners to learn and improve. The Research and Evaluation Officer post is key to delivering that ambition, building our capacity to evaluate and working with others to foster a learning culture across the Foundation and beyond.
As part of a small team this will be a highly varied role - you will work across all the Foundation’s grantmaking and development programmes for small and local charities to embed the use of evaluation, research and data in our work.
We are currently devising a new three year strategy due to launch in 2022 so you will be joining the Foundation during an exciting period and have the opportunity to help in the launch.
We are an independent charitable trust funded by the Lloyds Banking Group. We partner with small and local charities helping people overcome complex social issues such as mental health, homelessness and domestic abuse. Their size and understanding of the people and local communities they work with means they are able to make life-changing impact where others cannot. But these charities are under-funded, under pressure and too often ignored.
That’s why we’re more than just a funder – we work in partnership with the charities we fund and others who share our vision.
We listen, understand and respond to charities, funding core costs and providing developmental support for charities to grow stronger and become more sustainable. We influence policy and practice to help charities thrive in the future and to address the causes and consequences of complex social issues.
We encourage applications from all sections of our diverse community, irrespective of age, disability, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, maternity, race (which includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), sexual orientation, religion or belief, or because someone is married or in a civil partnership. We want an inclusive organisation that reflects our community and where everyone feels empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. We believe our organisation will be a better, more creative and innovative place to work if we can harness the benefit of different perspectives.
The Foundation is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.
If you need any ‘reasonable adjustments’ for any part of the recruitment process please let us know, in confidence, to discuss these.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
This post will be employed by The Active Wellbeing Society on behalf of Active Wellbeing Works
Salary: Up to £26,520 (dependent upon experience)
Hours: Full time - 36.5 hours per week Monday - Friday (plus some weekend and evening working)
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham office based & travel across Birmingham & other regions (+homeworking during the pandemic)
We are looking for a Research and Insight Analyst to join our team. You should be innovative, analytical, and able to deliver multiple research projects/products whilst following sound research principles and techniques. You should have excellent time management skills as and be able to absorb and apply technical information and communicate this to a range of audiences.
You will contribute to the development and implementation of a range of relevant and timely insight and recommendations to support strategic and operational delivery across all projects and programmes, tailoring outputs to different audiences. Generating insight will mean working across a range of sources such as providing interpretation of local and national evidence as well as analysis and data sources, including quantitative and qualitative data. You will carry out primary research projects through a wide range of methods and turn both these findings and secondary research into actionable insights, providing evidence and recommendations that can be translated to delivery teams to assist with problem solving, decision making and innovation.
The role will require presenting information in engaging ways and to a variety of audiences therefore excellent communication skills are essential. You will work closely with the Senior Insight Analyst and Senior Researcher, to develop research proposals and plans, including short and long-term business objectives, such as, income generation opportunities.
The post holder will be employed by The Active Wellbeing Society which is a multi-award-winning independent community benefit society which works with some of the poorest communities in Birmingham and Solihull to improve people’s health and wellbeing through physical activity.
Its mission is to: Use physical activity, guided by innovation, collaboration and insight, to do the collaborating and development required to create stronger and more resilient communities.
The Active Wellbeing Society is a Community Benefit Society, which means that it is controlled by its membership, (users, communities, partners, and stakeholders), and cannot use surpluses for anything other than community benefit. All assets are “locked” for the benefit of the communities that we serve. It has charitable purposes and is treated as a charity by HMRC.
The Society was developed out of the successful Wellbeing Service set up by Birmingham City Council in June 2015 and is a public service mutual. It has a track record of innovation, collaboration, citizen engagement and successful delivery within the Council, and by going independent in 2018, TAWS was able to build on this foundation and unlock new sources of funding to support its further growth and development.
- Use a range of analytical and insight tools that will allow you to apply your skills in analysis, evaluation, data mining and analysis of complex and varied datasets to generate insight. This will include the use of spreadsheets, statistical packages and spatial analysis using GIS, and/or, mapping software.
- Deliver multiple research projects and products, including surveys, focus groups, interviews, journey mapping, literature reviews, case studies, observation and ethnography, in accordance with project management principles.
- Design and deliver research and insight processes and methods, following sound research principles and techniques.
- Provide interpretation of local and national evidence, analysis and data sources, including quantitative and qualitative data.
- Turn primary and secondary research findings into actionable insights, providing evidence and recommendations for problem solving, critical thinking, decision making and innovation.
- Support the Senior Researcher and Senior Insight Analyst to develop research proposals and plans, including short and long-term business objectives, such as, income generation opportunities.
- Provide relevant and timely insight and recommendations to support strategic and operational delivery across all projects and programmes, tailoring outputs to different audiences.
- Work closely with colleagues across all teams to provide support, guidance and advice on their research and insight needs.
- Work collaboratively with the team, other directorates and stakeholders to understand their research needs, to implement research and insight processes, in-line with organisational priorities and customer needs.
- Use excellent communication skills across a variety of audiences to present information in engaging ways and ensure effective information flows between multiple networks. Produce products, such as, reports, briefings, profiles, presentations and infographics, for a range of audiences.
- Understand and adhere to information management research ethics, governance legislation, including data privacy and data protection legislation including GDPR.
- You may have responsibility for a defined part of a project, small internal business project or a new process.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
- Experience of a range of analytical and insight tools including the use of spreadsheets, statistical packages and spatial analysis using GIS, and/or, mapping software
- Skills and experience of delivering research projects and products, including surveys, focus groups, interviews, journey mapping, literature reviews, case studies, observation and ethnography, in accordance with project management principles.
- Skills and experience of designing and implementing research and insight processes, methods, proposal, and plans following sound research principles and techniques.
- Skills and experience of turning qualitative and quantitative data, including primary and secondary research findings, into actionable insights, providing evidence and recommendations for problem solving, critical thinking, decision making and innovation.
- Experience of working collaboratively to understand research needs, to implement research and insight processes, in-line with organisational priorities and customer needs.
- Experience of providing relevant and timely insight and recommendations to support strategic and operational delivery across projects and programmes.
- Experience of communicating research and insight findings in engaging ways to a variety of audiences, including producing reports, briefings, profiles, presentations, or infographic
- 8. Demonstrable understanding and experience of adhering to research and information management/government legislation including data privacy and data protection legislation, including GDPR and research consent and ethics.
- Demonstrate an analytical and methodical approach to problem solving.
- Good use of initiative in identifying and negotiating appropriate personal development opportunities.
- Ability to absorb and apply technical information as well as communicating this information to a range of audiences.
- A thorough understanding of their role and how it relates to other roles, and to the business of the employer.
- Excellent time management skills
- Provide guidance to more junior or less experienced staff.
- Create non-standard letters/reports.
- Good use of discretion in identifying and resolving complex problems.
- Perform a broad range of work, sometimes complex and non-routine, in a variety of environments.
- Accountable for delivering assigned tasks within broader projects.
- Ability to operate as a competent professional with minimum supervision.
You will work with Senior Insight Analyst, Senior Researcher or Senior Performance Analyst to formulate how tasks are to be fulfilled.
- Nest Pension – 8% employer contribution - 3 % employee contribution.
- Heath Cash Plan – giving you discounts on everyday healthcare such as dental, optical, physio, prescriptions & more.
- Employee Assistance Programme (counselling and DRs on call 24hrs a day)
- Life Assurance – x4 your salary paid to beneficiary.
- Annual Leave – 25 days FTE (increasing to 29 days with service) plus 5 wellbeing days
- Flexible working
- Hybrid working options
- Bring your own device - £20 towards your phone bill monthly
- Fantastic volunteering opportunities within The Active Wellbeing Society every month
Please submit a Cover Letter and CV addressing the experience you have had relevant to the 'Main Duties' and the 'Knowledge & Skills' sections of the advert, but as a minimum please address how you meet the the following criteria which will be weighted highly in the first sift of shortlisting:
1. Experience of a range of analytical and insight tools including the use of spreadsheets, statistical packages and spatial analysis using GIS, and/or, mapping software
2. Skills and experience of delivering research projects and products, including surveys, focus groups, interviews, journey mapping, literature reviews, case studies, observation and ethnography, in accordance with project management principles.
3. Skills and experience of designing and implementing research and insight processes, methods, proposal, and plans following sound research principles and techniques.
4. Skills and experience of turning qualitative and quantitative data, including primary and secondary research findings, into actionable insights, providing evidence and recommendations for problem solving, critical thinking, decision making and innovation.
5. Experience of working collaboratively to understand research needs, to implement research and insight processes, in-line with organisational priorities and customer needs.
6. Experience of providing relevant and timely insight and recommendations to support strategic and operational delivery across projects and programmes.
7. Experience of communicating research and insight findings in engaging ways to a variety of audiences, including producing reports, briefings, profiles, presentations, or infographic
8. Demonstrable understanding and experience of adhering to research and information management/government legislation including data privacy and data protection legislation, including GDPR and research consent and ethics.
Closing Date: 30th January 2022
Interview Date: TBC
Due to the high numbers of applications we received for our job vacancies, we may close application windows early, so we would encourage you to submit your application ASAP
Successful applicants will be required to be DBS checked prior to starting.
We will provide all applicants with an outcome on your application, this will usually be within 1 week of the application window closing.
Our customers come from all walks of life and so do we, in recruiting for our team we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring. The Active Wellbeing Society is committed to being an equal opportunity employer, we recruit based upon capability and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. At The Active Wellbeing Society we are searching for people who share the passion for what we do with different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences, collectively making a difference.
If there is anything we can do to assist you in your application or preparations to be interviewed for one of our job vacancies please let us know and we can ensure you have a positive and comfortable experience.
Thank you for your interest in working for The Active Wellbeing Society, we look forward to receiving your application.
Principal / Senior Researcher - Climate Finance
Central London or Edinburgh (Please note, whilst this role is advertised as office-based, IIED will remain a remote-working organisation for the foreseeable future)
The closing deadline for applications is midnight on 26 January 2022
Interviews are expected to be held Tuesday 8 and/or Tuesday 15 February 2022
The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is a policy and action research organisation promoting sustainable development and linking local priorities to global challenges. We are based in London and work on five continents with some of the world’s most vulnerable people to strengthen their voice in the decision-making arenas that affect them. With more than 100 members of staff working with associates and partners around the world, IIED has been at the forefront of policymaking in sustainable development for over 50 years.
IIED's Climate Change Group (CCG) works with those who have less voice and power in climate decision-making to co-create solutions that shape pathways and drive action for a just and sustainable future.
CCG's Climate Governance and Finance Team collaborates with public sector institutions (governments, bilateral and multilateral partners and development finance institutions), civil society actors and private sector entities in the developing world to design and test innovative solutions to climate change related risks.
We are now looking for a Principal / Senior Researcher to join our Climate Governance and Finance Team on a permanent, full-time contract.
- Grade 2 (10+ years' experience required): £57,569 - £63,438 per annum (up to £71,638 per annum for exceptional candidates depending on experience)
- Grade 3 (7+ years' experience required): £47,432 – £52,249 per annum (up to £58,980 per annum for exceptional candidates depending on experience)
- Benefits package
This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly skilled and experienced researcher to join our organisation and use their expertise to make a real difference and impact on the world in which we live.
You will have the chance to work with people across the globe, sharing ideas, research and knowledge and working together to support the world’s most vulnerable people.
If you have the skills and experience we’re looking for and have a keen interest in climate finance, we want to hear from you.
As a Principal / Senior Researcher, you will design and manage an innovative portfolio of policy research and influencing work on climate finance
Working closely with colleagues and a network of international partners, you will lead our work programme on climate finance, 'Money Where It Matters', which supports vulnerable people and regions.
Providing outstanding leadership in this area, you will focus on two key elements:
- Reforming the international climate finance system to increase the quantity and quality of finance being made available for locally-led adaptation action
- Supporting a range of governments, organisations, actors and communities to develop the institutions, governance structures and financial mechanisms needed to access and use climate finance effectively to achieve their adaptation and resilience ambitions
To be considered as a Principal / Senior Researcher, you will need:
- Significant experience working on climate adaptation and/or international development issues in LDCs and/or LMICs
- Significant experience working on climate and/or development finance
- A proven track record supporting national governments to access climate finance, develop equitable climate adaptation policies and/or build institutional capacities on climate adaptation and/or finance
- A track record in designing and implementing research projects, policy analysis or programme evaluations on climate finance and climate adaptation policy in LDCs or LMICs
- Expert knowledge of public policy challenges of LDC and/or LMIC governments for accessing and using climate finance to address climate risks equitably
- A strong understanding of how to design and deliver innovative, collaborative policy development and influencing processes
- A track record of raising and managing significant project funding from institutional donors
- Good IT skills
- A postgraduate degree in climate finance, climate change, development studies, development economics, environmental economics, international finance or a related discipline
- The willingness and ability to travel for up to four months in the year
Other organisations may call this role Principal Researcher, Senior Researcher, Researcher, Senior Research Officer, or Research Associate.
IIED is a committed Disability Confident and accredited Living Wage employer, committed to equal opportunities and the highest standards of diversity, fairness and equality.
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The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
This role is an exciting opportunity to use your problem-solving skills to make a difference in the field of health care research.
As the Cochrane Library Business Analyst, you will gather, investigate, validate, and document business requirements using workshops, user research, user cases, and task and workflow analysis. You will ensure requirements are sufficiently detailed, reviewed, signed off, and kept up-to-date and are fully traceable. You will create and manage functional specifications, and contribute to identifying and validating appropriate solutions to support business objectives.
You will act as a key liaison between the relevant Cochrane stakeholders and departments, our publisher and their outsourced development vendor, to gather requirements, ensure that technical needs are well defined, that feature implementation goals are met, and that go-to-market activities are successfully performed.
Cochrane is a global, independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, responding to the challenge of making vast amounts of research evidence useful for informing decisions about health. We do this by synthesizing research findings to produce the best available evidence on what can work, what might harm and where more research is needed. Our work is recognised as the international gold standard for high quality, trusted information.
- For further information on the role and how to apply, please visit Cochrane website.
- The supporting statement should indicate why you are applying for the post, and how far you meet the requirements, using specific examples. Note that we will assess applications as they are received, and therefore may fill the post before the deadline.
- Deadline for applications: Monday 31 January (Midnight GMT).
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
BRAVO VICTOR is a new charity, registered with the Charity Commission in 2021, but it is born out of a long history of serving and supporting veterans. Our vision is of an exciting future, where the risks of sight loss and disability are reduced, and anyone affected can live a full and independent life.
In 2017, Blind Veterans UK set up a Research and Innovation Department to explore research into the effects of sight loss. These include joint programmes with the University of Oxford, the Thomas Pocklington Trust, the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence, the United States Department of Defense and the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).
We are currently looking for a Senior Research Associate/Senior Scientist in Clinical Epidemiology or Epidemiology or a Statistician to become our Disabled Veterans’ Research Fellow.
In the first instance, the post-holder will deliver on a specific research programme supported by Blind Veterans UK, BLESMA, Help for Heroes and the Ministry of Defence (UK) as part of a very busy and fast paced research directorate. Firstly, you will be required to work independently and organise your work to meet project deadlines. Secondly, the post-holder will be supervised by the Chief Scientific Officer with clinical supervision support from the Ministry of Defence’s neuro-ophthalmologist.
This position is initially funded for 18 months. You may be subject to enhanced security checks; you must be able to meet security clearance requirements and have the right to work in the United Kingdom. The position is available with immediate effect.
The ideal candidate will have proven experience of developing and implement methods and systems for acquiring, compiling, synthesising, extracting and reporting information; design statistical analysis plans, then perform and guide analysis (in accordance with best professional practice, quality assurance controls and legal/ethical mandates). You will also be fluent in designing and running Cochrane level systematic reviews, and meta-analyses.
You will have professional experience of conducting research independently and to deadlines (of varying response times), including recruiting participants, collecting and securely managing data, using a range of analysis techniques and producing scientific reports. You may also be required to present your research to potential users or stakeholders, using the most appropriate (easy to understand) way to communicate the implications of your work.
Benefits include free life assurance and a generous pension scheme.
Closing date for applications: Friday 28th January 2022 at 12:00 midday
Interviews: early February 2022
Previous applicants need not apply.
If you would like to apply, please email your up-to-date CV and a tailored supporting statement of no more than 1500 words in total, setting out how your knowledge, skills and experience match the person specification.
Please send your CV and Supporting statement to Human Resources* via email at blind veterans London recruitment email address.
Please note CVs without a tailored supporting statement, as detailed above, will not be accepted.
Should we receive a high volume of interest, we may close applications for this vacancy before the deadline, so you are advised to express your interest as soon as possible.
*BRAVO VICTOR operates a shared services agreement with Blind Veterans UK Human Resources Department. Applications and supporting statements will be handled by Human Resources at Blind Veterans UK on behalf of BRAVO VICTOR. Your information will be protected in line with both of BRAVO VICTOR and Blind Veterans UK privacy and data protection rights which can be found at the Bravo Victor and Blind Veterans UK websites.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Citizens Advice offers confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free. Through our national network of charities, we give people the knowledge and the confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are, and whatever their problem.
Do you want to work for an organisation that makes a difference, every single day, to people from all walks of life? The people that turn to Citizens Advice need help overcoming an obstacle in their lives – from debt to evictions to trouble at work – and you can be key to them getting the support they need in the quickest, easiest, and most effective way.
We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented throughout Citizens Advice. We are a member of the race equality campaign at Business in the Community, the Prince’s responsible business network and are committed to improving employment opportunities for ethnic minorities across the UK. We also welcome applications from, LGB and Trans and non binary candidates.
We have made a positive commitment to employing disabled people and guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum essential criteria for the role as set out in role profiles.
We’re looking for a content designer with experience working in a collaborative team. We'd like you to ensure our content is accurate, usable and factually correct for the millions of people who use our website.
You’ll be confident writing for a range of audiences and familiar with using analytics to inform, develop and test content. Most importantly, you’ll be a team player and committed to making sure that Citizens Advice’s digital content is the best it can be.
You’ll work alongside other content designers, user researchers, designers and developers to build content and services that solve people’s problems efficiently.
Our commitment to flexible working extends to where we work. As Covid restrictions ease, Citizens Advice are moving towards a permanent mix of office and home based working which will give much more choice to staff, while still maintaining the best of collaborative working.
The National Citizens Advice Operates from offices in England and Wales, with 4 regional offices based in Cardiff, London, Birmingham and Leeds, therefore all successful applicants must be based within England or Wales.
Please be aware that Citizens Advice is not a sponsoring organisation. Therefore the successful applicant must already possess the right to work in the UK or be able to secure the right to work in the UK independently.
In the event of a high number of applications, we reserve the right to close the application early.
This vacancy closes at 23.59 on Sunday 30th January 2022.
Job Title: Research Executive x 2
Hours: Full time, 36 hours per week. Part time will be considered
Job Status: 1 x Permanent, 1 x Fixed Term to 30th September 2022
Location: Home Based
Salary: £30,927.14 per annum
Closing Date: 12pm on Friday 28th January 2022
Skills for Care helps create a well-led, skilled and valued adult social care workforce.
Our practical support helps leaders and managers recruit, develop and lead their staff, retaining them from entry level right through to senior leadership and management roles.
Find out more by taking a look at our website.
This role will have shared responsibility for promoting the evidence and impact agenda within Skills for Care and to ensure that research and evaluation play a key role in strategy development. The purpose of this role is to contribute to the planning, organising, management and successful delivery of research and evaluation priorities.
The successful candidate should have experience in contributing to a range of research and/or evaluation projects. This should include rapid evidence / reviews, primary research (such as telephone/video interviews and focus groups) and undertaking both quantitative and qualitative data analysis. The post holder will contribute to the completion of a range of diverse research and evaluation projects. They will work as part of a team with a designated Project Manager overseeing their work on each individual project.
The ideal candidate will have high levels of networking and interpersonal skills as this role will involve working in partnership with colleagues across the organisation and other stakeholders to ensure assigned projects meet their objectives. Familiarity with software such as Nvivo, Snap and SPSS would be a definite advantage.
The successful candidate will also have strong project management skills, at least a foundation level of knowledge of the adult social care sector and the ability to deliver key project information clearly to a variety of audiences.
We offer the opportunity to work flexibly. Part-time hours would be considered for the right candidate.
If you are interested in this role please visit the website for the full job description.
At Skills for Care we are passionate about our workforce becoming more representative of the society we support, this includes all equality characteristics such as age, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief. This lived experience from a diverse group of people helps us in all the work that we do and ultimately supports the social care sector to provide the best quality care. We recognize that sometimes an individual’s impairment can mean that some adjustments to our recruitment and selection process would be welcomed. Please contact our HR team to discuss any adjustments that you may need.
A DBS check is not required for these roles. Candidates will be asked to disclose any unspent criminal convictions as part of the recruitment process however this will not form part of the initial application stage.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Prospect Research Manager
Job reference: REQ000316
Woking, Surrey KT3 4JR
If you have a background in prospect research within a high-value fundraising environment, this is an incredible opportunity to use your expertise to save our planet. We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world. And at WWF UK we are focussed on doing something about it. Join us as Prospect Research Manager and use your skills to generate income to help fund critical conservation, drive positive environmental change as well as inspire people to engage with our mission on and wants to double down now to support and drive this process even faster.
Reporting to the Head of Philanthropy Operations, you will be responsible for identifying and qualifying an ongoing pool of prospects that are able to give substantial financial support for our work. You will prepare briefing documentation, collaborate with colleagues on the allocation of prospects and regularly assess our Due Diligence and Gift Acceptance Framework to ensure we remain compliant and demonstrate best practice. You will also develop the team’s use of our CRM system, collate strategic guest lists and implement an internal screening process to identify existing supporters with potential for uplift. You will keep abreast of philanthropic trends, economic factors, and research best practice too.
For this role you must have a background in prospect research within a high-value fundraising environment. You will be expert at analysing and interpreting information from a range of sources, including business and financial data as well as a proficient user of fundraising databases/CRM systems. You will have a good working knowledge of fundraising regulations too. Excellent at research and data analysis, you will also have an eye for detail coupled with outstanding organisational and communication skills. Naturally you will be an ardent supporter of our mission and the need to build a world where people and nature can thrive.
If you are passionate about making our planet a better place through your work and can help grow our philanthropy income, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our website via the link, complete the online registration and submit a copy of your up-to-date CV with the Supporting Statement highlighting what makes you a good fit for us.
Application closing date : 30/01/2022
Every role at WWF is open to applications from all sections of society. We believe in the potential of everyone regardless of; sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, different physical ability, family structure, socio-economics, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other aspect that makes you, well you. Here at WWF, we are committed to conscious inclusion that helps cultivate an ethos of belonging, connection and shared purpose. We believe that the more diverse we are the better we become; this brings us together and empowers us to develop, engage and inspire; and critically to help build a future where people can live in harmony with nature.
Our policies and benefits reflect the importance of people being able to have a good work-life balance and being able to bring their ‘full self’ to work.
Our world needs you like never before. We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world and we could be the last that can do anything about it. We are looking for people who are passionate about making it politically, socially and economically unacceptable to destroy our planet’s natural resources. We need you to join us in the fight for our world.
We are a communications consultancy that helps public policy experts shape conversations that strengthen democracy.
We want to see robust democracies, with people better engaged with the decisions and policies that affect them. Which is why we use data, strategy and design to build powerful campaigns that give big ideas the impact they deserve.
We work with NGOs, think tanks, and university research centres to better connect policy expertise to the audiences that matter – to craft policy ideas into human-shaped stories, and breathe life into them.
Some of the campaigns we’ve recently worked on:
- Blue Food Assessment, Stanford. Blue foods and the waters from which they derive will have an essential role to play in the shift towards a sustainable, healthy food system.
We built a new website for BFA, set up social media channels, and developed a suite of social media-focused content, to drive their communications forward.
- International Livestock Research Institute. ILRI’s research is directed to improving food and nutrition security through, among other things, increased production and access to animal-source foods in the developing world.
We developed an approach to help them tell human stories, alongside their more technical policy messaging. We tested the approach at two UN conferences (UNFSS and COP26).
- Improving school food in the United Kingdom. School Food Matters, the grassroots movement to improve the quality of food in British schools, has engaged us on a three year multifaceted campaign.
We will be engaging everyone from policymakers to headteachers to school cooks, encouraging each of them to see the value in better quality school food for pupils.
We are looking for a Junior Consultant to support one of our Senior Consultants on web-related projects across both our core policy-focused business and our secondary agency-focused business.
This will involve supporting on the initial strategy work (user research, information architecture development, etc.) through wireframing and design, and into development.
The goal from our side is to coach you into a place where you are managing and leading these projects from start to finish, and starting to own client relationships. You’ll work closely with our teams in both London and Lviv, Ukraine, and you’ll travel to Lviv at least once a year to work with them in person for a few days (Google it – it’s gorgeous).
You’ll be someone who can quickly build relationships (clients and colleagues), has a keen eye for detail, and is able to anticipate issues before they become problems. You’ll have a sense of urgency about you, and not be afraid to muck in to the most mundane of jobs.
You’ll also know what you are talking about when it comes to website development. While we don’t expect you to be a developer, we are looking for someone that understands dev chat and knows WordPress well. You will need to be able to translate client requirements into specific developer tasks, and vice versa, be able to translate a technical consideration into language a client can engage with.
You should be able to answer like these questions (without having to Google them):
- What is ACF?
- How straightforward would it be for a developer to install Yoast, and why would you?
- What is CSS minifying and why would you do it?
If you have digital campaigns experience, especially paid, that would be a big plus, but it is not a prerequisite.
Working at Cast From Clay is about more than just client work. You’ll be someone with ideas. Someone who thinks outside the box.
At a philosophical level, you’ll care about democracy and be hungry to change the way policy experts perceive their role in society. You won’t be someone that is content with the status quo, whether your politics are on the right or the left.
We couldn’t care less what your political views are, as long as you have some. It is important that you are comfortable being challenged on your politics – we debate constantly.
Things to Note
We work from our offices in Kennington on Tuesdays and Thursdays (government restrictions permitting). You’re welcome to use the office more frequently than that should you wish.
If you do not live in London and you’re interested in this role, as long as you are able to make the office for those two days a week, it’s no problem for us. We have no plans to be in the office more than two days a week (even before Coronavirus we only did three days), so you won’t have to increase this number at a later date.
Our Core Philosophy
(You may want to Google these to make sure you're aligned with how we think)
- Tom Hashemi, The Business of Ideas is in Trouble: re-injecting facts into a post-truth world, War on the Rocks
- Aidan Muller, A new model for think-tank communications (Part 1 and Part 2), Cast From Clay
- Aidan Muller & Tom Hashemi, Why the public should matter to think tankers, Cast From Clay
We are looking for someone that can tick the following boxes.
- A belief that the political status quo isn’t good enough
- At least two years’ digital project management experience
- An intermediate knowledge of WordPress
- Rudimentary knowledge of HTML, CSS and PHP
- Demonstrable client management skills
- Diligent, proactive, excellent attention to detail, a strong work ethic
- Ability to meet deadlines whilst not letting the ball drop on other projects
We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.
You need to have permission to work in the U.K. for this role.
In your covering letter, please include: 100 words on an idea you’ve heard recently that has stayed with you (it doesn’t have to be anything to do with politics or policy), and; 100 words about a website you love and why. We don't need anything else beyond that, so please don't write more.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Salary: £35,608 - £36,685
This is a Fixed Term Contract
ActionAid UK is a member of the ActionAid Federation, an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty.
As part of the ActionAid Federation, we work with women and girls, our partners, and dedicated staff in 43 countries to end violence and fight poverty so that all women, everywhere, can create the future they want.
In this role you will create and manage a programme of testing and optimisation across digital channels to increase engagement and conversion rates, enhance user experience on our website, and drive continuous improvement of supporter journeys.
Based in the Digital team and working with strategic, analytics, development and content colleagues, you will identify key points for optimisation in the marketing funnel, build hypotheses and create testing plans to improve CRO and UX across our digital channels. In particular you will collaborate closely with fundraising and marketing colleagues to maximise online income streams.
You will be comfortable using a range of tools and tactics to carry out A/B testing, user research, prototyping, heatmaps and surveys to gather insight, and be able to translate your findings into clearly-articulated recommendations.
It’s essential you are highly organised with strong analytical skills; as an advocate of new processes, you’ll be a persuasive communicator, a can-do person focused on solutions, and will be adept at supporting your proposals with data and evidence.
In the Digital team we work on multiple projects simultaneously, so you should be able to prioritise your own time effectively and be able to deliver outputs to deadline.
ActionAid is committed to driving improvement through digital channels, tools and ways of working. We will ensure that we provide the technology and the training to enable all staff to perform their roles to the best of their abilities. In return, we ask that all staff are committed to continually improving their digital skills and knowledge within the working environment. Our recruitment processes will evaluate the digital skills of all applicants.
ActionAid is committed to supporting flexible working. If you would like to discuss flexible working options, including the possibility of a job share for this role, there will be space to do so during the interview process.