Conducting research and analysis to support NCS’s strategy development and implementation, and policy, thought leadership, and insights activities.
Key activities (the what)
Strategy development and implementation support
Conducting research and analysis to support the development of the NCS Trust strategy and contributing to cross-functional projects that support the implementation of strategic goals.
Supporting the strategy team to act as an organisation-wide resource to drive innovation, working with teams to help find new approaches to recurring problems.
Supporting with qualitative and quantitative analysis, designing and carrying out numerical and written analysis with the support of line manager. Supporting reviews of business planning and organisational KPIs.
Policy and Research
Supporting research and policy studies, from desk research to design and fieldwork, analysis and reporting. Producing high quality documents such as research briefs and contributions to government spending reviews
Role specific skills (the how)
Able to conduct analysis of qualitative and quantitative data and clearly communicate findings.
Comfortable working with uncertainty and in a changing environment.
Attention to detail
Producing high-quality outputs for internal and external audiences showing attention to detail and accuracy.
Experience & Qualifications
Strategy development and strategic thinking
Experience in a related field e.g. strategy, management consulting, research, policy or similar. A proactive approach to problem-solving and expert written and verbal communication skills.
Qualitative and quantitative data skills
Research and analytical skills and experience with data analysis. Comfortable handling large volumes of both qualitative and quantitative data, independently carrying out desk research and analysis, and able to draw actionable insights. Good working knowledge of Google Suite and/ or Microsoft Office applications including PowerPoint and Excel.