This highly regarded public sector team with a global reputation for the quality and rigour of their work is hiring a senior qualitative researcher at either Associate Director or Senior Associate Director-level to work across some of their most prestigious clients. Focused on insight that is used as the basis for policy decisions and the formulation of strategies at the highest level of government, this particular role has a focus on policy and programme evaluation: this is fascinating, challenging and important work.
Your focus will be on education, from early years to adult learning and your work will be evaluating the impact of a very wide range of policy and programmes, working with schools, colleges, universities and not for profit organisations including charities and community organisations to consider the impact of a wide range of educational programmes and making recommendations based on your insight in order to make improvements and deliver increased value going forward.
You will be involved in other policy areas as well – potentially including justice, employment, community integration, welfare, benefits, pensions, healthcare… Recent projects include high profile evaluations in the areas of work and employment, children and families policies as well as major behavioural insight programmes which seek to inform service design around important areas such as smoking cessation and road safety as well as helping clients develop communications which influence behaviour.
You can expect to be using all the most up-to-date methodologies and play a key role in developing new techniques which create the best possible insight. You’ll be providing strategic insight to bright, demanding clients and helping develop this thriving business. You’ll be given plenty of opportunity to develop your own area of interest, work with senior staff to help shape, grow and raise the profile of the team – and to fulfil your own career aspirations.
In terms of what we are looking for from you: you’ll need established qualitative skills from a public sector background. Some mixed methods experience would be the icing on the cake. Ideally you will be an evaluation specialist – but some experience in this area, including using evaluation frameworks, would be a definite advantage. Juggling a lot of balls, speaking to a very wide range of stakeholders and keeping multi-faceted programmes on track, you will need to have excellent organisation skills.
As importantly, you will need a positive attitude, a natural curiosity, a desire to learn and a commitment to helping your team shine and develop.
Please contact Stephanie Fairbank either by email: email@example.com or telephone: 0207 129 1091. Visit our website for other great research jobs: www.pollenrecruitment.com
£40,000 – £50,000 plus excellent benefits and flexible working if required
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 plus excellent benefits and flexible working if required
Type: All, Qualitative research.
Sector: All, Not for Profit / Charity / Social, Public Sector / Government
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