Job Opportunity: The Young Foundation is looking for a Senior Researcher

We are seeking a Senior Researcher who has the experience and expertise to work across varied projects and programmes of work where required from evaluation of social innovations to supporting peer research training and research projects. We aim for the insight we generate to inspire support for social change and influence policy and practice.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 13th November 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 policy-makers, 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.

Job Details

About the role

This role will lead on a range of evaluation and mixed method research projects, which could cover anything from peer research with young people, to evaluation and insight projects with local communities, to undertaking desk-based research as part of ground-breaking new research projects. Some of these projects will be shorter pieces of work over a number of months, whereas other pieces of work might run over multiple years.

While the majority of our research is qualitative, we also increasingly carry out innovative analyses of unusual data sets or combine data sets in new ways (eg our Flipping the Coin research), therefore we particularly welcome applicants with skills in quantitative research and mixed methods for this role.

The role would suit a motivated self-starter with a passion for the work we do, and a deep understanding of the issues we tackle. A strong conviction for the role that research and evaluation can play in influencing and shaping policy, practice and opportunities for change is essential. You will have a strong track record in producing high quality, impactful publications and a creative flair for communication.

Download the recruitment pack here for more information.

 Salary: £33,000 – £38,000 per annum

Location: Remote – UK based. Our offices are in Toynbee Hall, 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. You may be required to travel nationally for project delivery (these project costs will be reimbursed)

Hours: Four or five days a week (flexible – minimum 28 hours/ week).

The Young Foundation supports a 4.5 day working week and staff work this, wherever possible (pro rata for those working less than a 35 hour week).

Contract: Permanent, starting ASAP

Benefits: 25 days annual leave plus three office closure days between Christmas and New Year. We also currently provide two well-being days per year. Staff are signed up to one of two pension schemes.

How to apply

Please send the answers to the application questions (found in the recruitment pack), your CV and a link to (or attachments of) 2-3 publications or other research or evaluation outputs on which you have been the sole or lead author to [email protected].

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 13th November 2023.

  • Please note that we reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised closing date if we receive a high volume of suitable applications. 
  • The two-stage selection process will consist of a first stage virtual interview and final stage interview and task.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be informed on Monday 20th November 2023. First stage interviews are currently scheduled to take place w/c 27th November via video-call and second round interviews are currently scheduled to take place w/c 4th December 2023.

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