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Research Assistant
  • Employer: West Berkshire Council
  • Reference: V4913
  • Published: Thu 15/09/2022, 9:30 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 28/09/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: From £23,953 to £30,095 per annum (Grade G)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, Berkshire

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Research Assistant

Are you interested in kick-starting a successful and rewarding career in Economic Development and Place-making?   Would you like to be part of West Berkshire Council’s expanding Economy Team, supporting a range of high profile projects and programmes aimed at growing the local economy?   We are looking to appoint a Research Assistant to join our dynamic team, ensuring that West Berkshire remains #open for business for years to come.

The council has ambitious plans to ensure West Berkshire remains a beautiful place where people want to live, thrive and do business in a changing world, ensuring we are ready to meet the challenges posed by economic drivers and climate change.   These plans include a refreshed approach to the regeneration of a council-owned industrial estate to deliver quality jobs; working with partners to reduce barriers to employment for local people; addressing challenges to rural economic growth in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; and delivering place-making strategies for our three town centres.

Reporting to the Senior Economic Development Officer, you will focus on research, monitoring and evaluation to support our Economic Development Strategy.  

You are likely to be a recent graduate or equivalent, ideally in a relevant subject such as Economics, Geography or Town Planning.  You will need to be someone who is passionate about making a difference, relishes a challenge, is a creative thinker and who has strong communication and organisational skills. You will embrace the opportunity to lead on individual work streams and build up practical experience and skills to complement your recent academic study or equivalent.

We are ideally looking to offer the successful candidate the full number of hours advertised above. We may however consider offering less hours than advertised providing they meet the requirements of the role and service which will be determined by the recruiting manager.

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 27 days per annum rising to a maximum of 32 days.

  • If you are interested in this role please apply online through the link at the bottom of the page.
  • For an informal chat or to ask any questions please email or call Sam Robins, Senior Economic Development Officer on or 07810773174, or Katharine Makant, Economy Manager, on

Interviews are due to take place on the `10th and 12th October 2022.