Research Officer

Research Officer

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    Projects & Programmes

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  • Salary:

    £27k - 30k per year

  • Contact :

    Harriet Mountain

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  • Contact phone:

    020 7820 7328

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

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A charity based in Leatherhead are looking for a Research Officer to work with the Chief Executive and members of the Executive Management Group to research, analyse and report on organisational demands and needs.
You will also take accountability for the charity's cultural principle that they are data driven and evidence based .
As the Research Officer you will develop and implement the charity's arrangements for measuring its progress against its objectives.

Key Responsibilities:
-Carry out research and analysis using a wide range of tools and secondary sources including internet, charity, private and public sector publications and datasets. Where necessary to undertake primary research using questionnaires and focus groups
-Consult with stakeholders and understand the range of requirements and assess the resources and activities to meet them
-Develop the charity's understanding of different kinds of analysis, new methods and approaches to achieve the greatest insight and influence.
-Build effective relationships with third parties and partner organisations to facilitate the acquisition and analysis of accurate and up-to-date information
-Develop the charity's KPIs, establish the measurement arrangements and gather and analyse the necessary data to enable the organisation to know what progress it is making against its strategic objectives
-One of the charity's cultural principles is to be data driven and evidence based you will help to create this culture.

Skills and Experience Required:
-Have working knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research techniques, and experience of writing research reports which cogently analyse the data and draws appropriate conclusions
-Ideally experience of working in a research role but may also be able to demonstrate strong research skills gained as an undergraduate or graduate student
-Good project management and organisational skills
-Experience in designing, planning and facilitating interactive research methods including surveys, focus groups and interviews, and will have the ability to use social media to reach and engage with participants
-Strong communication skills (both verbally and in writing) and confident at conversing with a variety of people with ability to adapt their style to different audiences.
-Strong presentation skills and ability to present ideas appropriately and persuasively