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Reference: 65384

Date Added: 27 March 2018
Closing Date: 18 April 2018

Job Title: Researcher

Working For: Demos

Location: London

Salary: £22,000-£26,000 per annum

Job Details

We are now looking for ambitious, enthusiastic people to take on the role of Researcher. 

We are looking for generalists, but as your career develops there will be opportunities to specialise in economic or social policy. We also have a long history of allowing our researchers to nurture their public platform, media profile and research interests as part of our commitment to personal development.

Objectives of post:

  • Conducting qualitative and quantitative research, including gathering, preparing and analysing data, organising and conducting focus groups and interviews and designing research materials
  • Developing policy proposals, founded in evidence, for delivering improved outcomes
  • Undertaking and writing up literature reviews
  • Drafting research outputs, including written reports and blogs
  • Identifying and putting forward proposals for policy, contributing to the specific objectives of the project
  • Contributing to the impact of research projects by collaborating with the External Affairs team
  • Develop and maintain relations with key stakeholders and counterparts in partner organisations

Person specification

Curiosity, enthusiasm and strong organisation skills are critical to success in this role. We’re looking for a candidate with excellent verbal and written communication skills, intellectual curiosity and an analytical mindset. Political interest and a commitment to improving lives are the biggest pre-requisites.

Essential characteristics:

  • Knowledge and understanding of research methods, including depth interviews and focus groups
  • Interest in data analysis
  • Project management skills, including working to multiple deadlines
  • Mathematical literacy: comfortable using and interpreting data
  • Confident written and verbal communication skills: comfortable writing for a range of audiences, presenting complex information in easy-to-understand formats
  • Hard working and committed, taking direct ownership of issues and seeing tasks through to completion
  • Demonstrable interest in public policy making

Desirable characteristics

  • Relevant undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
  • Formal research methods training
  • Interest in the future of technology
  • Professional experience of undertaking qualitative or quantitative research projects
  • Experience of research software such as Nvivo or Stata
  • Understanding of research ethics

Closing Date: 18 April 2018

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews will be held on 25/26 April at Demos offices in London.

Application Details

If you are interested in this position please apply by email to hello@demos.co.uk 
Please send:

  • A letter setting out why you want to work at Demos and why you are suited to this role. 
  • A short note (no longer than 750 words) setting out a proposal for a policy change you would like to see implemented by government (national or local), business or civil society, and why.
  • Your CV. 

Website: http://www.demos.co.uk

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