Title: Researcher/Senior Researcher
Salary: Researcher - £22k - £29,999 (depending on skills & experience)
Salary: Senior Researcher - £30k - £39,999 (depending skills & experience)
Application deadline: 5pm, Tuesday 8th November 2016
About the job
We are looking to recruit exceptional research professionals to work in our Survey Research Centre.
We will be recruiting people with a background in social or market research, who are passionate about research and the research process. We're looking for people who are flexible, good communicators and work well as part of a team. We have a number of posts in the Household Surveys and Health Surveys teams.
The Household Surveys team carries out several of the most well-known national large scale surveys in Britain including British Social Attitudes, the English Housing Survey and National Travel Survey. The Health Surveys team conducts surveys across a wide range of topics including general health, diet and nutrition, addiction and gambling, and mental health, and runs the Health Survey for England and the National Diet and Nutrition Survey. Both teams also carry out a range of smaller surveys.
Each survey team is responsible for a survey from development to delivery so you'll be involved in all stages including design, set up, monitoring fieldwork, data analysis and reporting. As a Researcher, your day to day work could include preparing and checking study materials and questionnaires, helping to design survey questions, briefing interviewers, preparing response reports, attending meetings, running tables or writing part of a report.
As a Senior Researcher, you will be expected to take a lead role in the day-to-day management of surveys. You will need to liaise effectively and professionally with the staff, as well as clients or external collaborators. You will contribute to the overall design and implementation of surveys. You will also be involved in questionnaire development and piloting, and checking CAPI questionnaires and materials, fieldwork monitoring, analysis and reporting. You must have quantitative research skills and experience in conducting surveys and handling the resulting data.
For the senior researcher post, we are particularly interested in candidates with experience of analysing and reporting social survey data. Excellent interpersonal skills and project and timetable management skills are essential.
Applications to work part-time will be considered.
About the company
We're driven by the belief that social research has the power to make life better. Our research works for society by providing a rich understanding of people's lives and enabling them to have a powerful and influential role in shaping social policy decisions. Our research is used by policy makers, practitioners, academics, the media and the public as a driving force behind increased understanding of the environment we live in and how it's changing.
We offer a friendly and stimulating environment with a high profile, challenging research programme, as well as favourable working conditions. Benefits include a generous holiday entitlement and a defined contribution pension scheme.
Simply send us your details via 'Apply' (be sure to include a valid email address) and we will e-mail you details of how to progress your application.