Local Trust was established in 2012 to deliver Big Local, a National Lottery Community Fund programme which committed one million pounds each to 150 areas across England. We believe there is a need to put more power, resources, and decision-making into the hands of communities. We do this by trusting local people.
The Big Local programme demonstrates the value of long-term, unconditional, resident-led funding through supporting local communities to make their areas better places to live. We commit our funds at the outset and then support local residents to develop their own plans to spend the funding in ways that they collectively agree will improve their local area and the lives of those living there. We draw on the learning from our work to promote a wider transformation in the way policy makers, funders and others engage with communities and places.
We are now looking for a Senior Researcher / Quantitative Specialist to join our Research Team on an open-ended, full-time basis.
Local Trust was set up with an expendable endowment and will be closing in February 2027. It is expected that this post will support the Research team until at least March 2025.
- Salary of £44,000 per annum
- 25 days’ annual leave (pro rata), plus public holidays
- Pension scheme
- Interest-free season ticket loans
- Cycle-to-work scheme
- Excellent development opportunities
- Two days off per annum for volunteering
This is the perfect opportunity for a research and evaluation professional with a strong grounding in the voluntary and/or community sector, community development or social policy to join our team and help change lives.
This engaging role will see your work contributing directly to our ground-breaking change. What’s more, with great benefits and rewards on offer, you will discover the chance to grow professional through a wide range of development opportunities.
So, if you’re ready to apply your research skills to our incredible mission, we can’t wait to hear from you.
As a Senior Researcher / Quantitative Specialist, you will lead the design and delivery of quantitative data collection.
Specifically, you will build links with economists, statisticians and academics, you will explore mutual interests in community-led change, assessing how quantitative data can be used to measure this change.
Alongside longitudinal research projects, you will manage research contracts and present quantitative data to a diverse range of audiences.
You will also work with statisticians, researchers, government departments and the private sector, to pursue community empowerment and ensure the lasting legacy of our vital research.
To be considered as Senior Researcher / Quantitative Specialist, you will need:
- Experience with designing and delivering rigorous research and evaluation, using quantitative and qualitative methods but with particular in-depth knowledge of quantitative methods
- Experience with using SPSS and other software packages for research, evaluation and data management
- Experience with building relationships with academics and/or other analysts
- Good IT skills with a good working knowledge of all Microsoft packages
- Exceptional communication skills
- A relevant degree or prior work experience in the voluntary and/or community sector, community development or in social policy
Other organisations may call this role Senior Quantitative Researcher, Impact Researcher, Quantitative Specialist, Senior Researcher, Research Associate, or Research Fellow.
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