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Reference: 85839

Date Added: 6 September 2022
Closing Date: 26 September 2022

Job Title: Research and Engagement Officer

Working For: Carers Trust

Location: London

Salary: £35,899 per annum (based in the London office) or £32,899 (based elsewhere, plus an annual home working allowance of around £600)

Length of Contract: 2 years (possibility of extension)

Job Details

Please see: https://www.whitonmaynard.com/research-and-engagement-officer.html


Carers Trust

Our client is the leading UK-wide charity for the nation's 7 million unpaid carers. Together with their Network Partners, they provide support, information, advice and services for anyone caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend.


Through undertaking and managing research, providing and interpreting evidence and data and engagement with unpaid carers, the Research and Engagement Officer will play a key role in enhancing understanding of the needs of carers and increasing policy impact and organisational profile. The role will be working at a UK-wide level, with a specific focus on England, and will ensure there is a robust evidence base of the experiences of unpaid carers and the challenges they face, so Carers Trust can effectively bring about changes to policy and practice.

In this role you will be:

Designing and delivering high quality policy-related research, using qualitative and quantitative ethical research methods including surveys and focus groups; accurately analysing data gathered and presenting this as clear findings

Collating and analysing relevant external data which impacts unpaid carers, such as ONS, NHS and local data

Contributing to and producing comprehensive, original, and accessible research reports with clear key recommendations

Researching and writing evidence-led policy positions, research reports and briefings; providing expertise to colleagues with their use and interpretation of data

Engaging unpaid carers, carer services and policymakers in research and activities to give voice to the lived experience of unpaid carers and carer services


Experience of carrying out research, both qualitative and quantitative, which has informed and influenced policy and/or practice

Experience of analysing and reporting on complex data, including survey data and government and other datasets

The ability to engage sensitively and ethically with unpaid carers whilst undertaking research and broader activities

A track record in writing research and policy reports and other engaging written content, and the ability to present research findings and data in an engaging way

The ability to produce policy statements, advice and recommendations based on evidence.

Closing Date: 26 September 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Application Details

To apply, please send of a copy of your CV and separate Personal Statement (max two sides of A4) to tim@whitonmaynard.com

Website: https://carers.org/

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