Research Executive – Evidence and Impact

Leeds / Homebased
£29,872.64 per annum
12 Oct 2020
16 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Duration: Secondment/ Fixed term contract to cover maternity until January 2022

Hours: Full time, 36 hours per week

Location: Leeds Office or Home based

Salary: £29,872.64 per annum

Closing Date: 16th October 2020

Skills for Care has an exciting opportunity for a Research Executive to join our team based in Leeds.

Skills for Care helps create a well-led, skilled and valued adult social care workforce. Our practical support helps leaders and managers recruitdevelop and lead their staff, retaining them from entry level right through to senior leadership and management roles. Find out more by taking a look at our website

This role will have shared responsibility for promoting the evidence and impact agenda within Skills for Care and to ensure that research and evaluation plays a key role in project and programme development. The purpose of this role is to contribute to the planning, organising, management and successful delivery of projects in research and evaluation.

The successful candidate should have experience in contributing to a range of research and/or evaluation projects. This should include rapid evidence / reviews, primary research (such as telephone interviews and focus groups) and undertaking both statistical and qualitative data analysis. The post holder will contribute to the completion of a range of diverse research and evaluation projects. They will work as part of a team with a designated Project Manager overseeing their work on each individual project. 

A key part of the role is the joint delivery of Skills for Care’s monthly Market Intelligence report. This report is jointly produced between two Research Executives with supervision from a Project Manager within the team over the 

course of one working week each month. Data for this report is drawn from across the organisation, so the successful candidate will be skilled in: analysing data from multiple sources; using Nvivo for data analysis purposes; distilling key messages for inclusion; writing and collaborating as part of a team as well as the ability to function effectively under pressure. 

The ideal candidate will have high levels of networking and interpersonal skills as this role will involve working in partnership with colleagues across the organisation and other stakeholder to ensure assigned projects meet their objectives. Familiarity with analysis packages such as Nvivo, Snap and/or SurveyMonkey would be a definite advantage.

The successful candidate will also have strong project management skills, at least a foundation level of knowledge of the adult social care sector and the ability to deliver key project information clearly to a variety of audiences.

Please note that the interviews are currently being held remotely.

If you are interested in this role please visit the website for the full job description. 

Skills for Care is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages 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.

A DBS check is not required for these roles. Candidates will be asked to disclose any unspent criminal convictions as part of the recruitment process however this will not form part of the initial application stage.