Salary: £32,000 – £36,000 (depending on experience) 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. You should be willing to travel to our London office for team and project meetings up to six times per year (Covid permitting).

Area: Institute for Community Studies and The Young Foundation

Hours: 35 (open to minimum three days)

Contract: fixed term until September 2023

Benefits: 25 days annual, excluding bank holidays, and three days off between Christmas and New Year.

About the role

The purpose of the role is to manage and deliver high-quality research and community engagement projects. The successful candidate will work with both the Institute for Community Studies team and The Young Foundation’s research team to achieve this, as well as with other colleagues and external partners.

Job description

Duties of the role

  • Managing and delivery of a diverse portfolio of social research projects, including (but not limited to) research focused on community wellbeing, place and social inequality, the climate action agenda, and equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Conducting qualitative and quantitative fieldwork, including using participatory research methods with communities, in different locations and contexts across the UK.
  • Conducting quantitative fieldwork including using quantitative methods software (SPSS or other), questionnaire/ survey design, and data analysis.
  • Conducting literature and evidence reviews, using a range of methods and sources of data, predominantly related to issues of place, communities, inequalities, and other welfare and social policy topics.
  • Delivery of particular work strands relating to our research, including taking personal responsibility for key elements of work as well as supporting others in the team.
  • Contributing to business development, identifying opportunities and contributing to bid-writing.
  • Working closely and collaboratively with stakeholders and local partners to manage relationships.
  • Producing high-quality research outputs for a range of audiences, including report writing and presentations .
  • Making sure our work is participatory, including working with and training peer researchers and valuing the importance of communicating with different audiences.
  • Taking responsibility for data and project management, administration and protection.

Any other duties as required by the line manager in line with the grade of the post.

How to apply

With reference to the job specification, please complete the attached application form and return it to

The closing date for applications is 9am on 14 July 2022

The selection process will consist of a virtual interview and task. Shortlisted candidates will be informed by Friday 15 July 2022

Interviews will take place w/c 18 July 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: 22 June 2022


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