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Salary: £25,000 per annum pro-rata

Location: Remote – UK based. Our offices are in East London but we welcome applicants from across the UK who do not wish to relocate. Please note, however, that you will be required to travel to our London office for monthly team meetings.

Hours: 4 or 5 days a week (flexible – minimum 28 hours/ week)

Contract: Permanent. Start date asap.

Benefits: 25 days annual leave, excluding bank holidays and three days off between Christmas and New Year. We are currently trialling a 4.5 day working week, with staff having Friday afternoons off, and expect to confirm this policy in 2023.

About The Young Foundation

The UK faces significant social, economic and environmental challenges, which demand urgent collective action.

Today, The Young Foundation’s mission is to develop better-connected communities and shape a fairer future. Together with individuals, organisations and policymakers, we explore new ways to tackle the issues people tell us they care about.

We believe that stronger communities, where people have influence, will secure the greatest wellbeing in society. That’s why we work with local people; to understand the issues affecting them, involve them in research, and innovate with them to drive positive change.

About the role

We are seeking to recruit one or two dynamic Research Officers who are enthusiastic about a career in social research. Who you are and why you want to do this role is as important as qualifications or practical experience – we are looking for people who are passionate about research as a tool for creating social change.

We welcome applications from people who come from minority backgrounds, who have taken non-traditional educational routes, or who have gained relevant skills and knowledge through lived experience. We want our team to reflect the communities we live and work in, so we encourage you to apply.

You will have the transferrable skills and enthusiasm to contribute to our varied programmes of work – from supporting people to become ‘peer researchers’ in their community, to analysing ‘what’s working’ on a range of social issues.

The role would suit a motivated self-starter with a passion for the work we do, and an understanding of the issues we tackle. Our work is collaborative, and we will expect you to be a team player. The role includes some administrative elements alongside opportunities to grow and develop your research skills.

How to apply

With reference to the Job Description (overleaf), please complete and return the application form and additional information to

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 5 December 2022.

The selection process will consist of a virtual interview and task. Shortlisted candidates will be informed by Friday 9 December.

Interviews will take place w/c 12 December 2022 via video-call.

The Young Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and as part of our commitment to increasing the diversity of our team we actively encourage people from Black and Ethnic Minority or other under-represented groups to apply for this role. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

You must have the right to live and work in the UK. Applicants who require a work permit in order to take up employment will not be considered.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive an automated response to say we have received your application. Please note that we review application after the closing date and we regret that we will only be able to reply, and give feedback, to short-listed applicants.

Posted on: 14 November 2022


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