Head of Research and Impact

Bible Society
Swindon, Wiltshire
£46,000 to £50,000 per annum plus flexible benefits
03 Jun 2021
13 Jun 2021
Job Role
Head of Research
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for a Head of Research and Impact to cover a 12-month maternity contract.

Position: Head of Research and Impact (maternity cover)

Location: Swindon

Hours: Full-time

Salary: £46,000 to £50,000 per annum plus flexible benefits

Contract: 12 months fixed-term contract

Benefits: Flexible Working, Pension, Employee Assistance Programme, Family Time benefits including TOIL, 25 day’s holiday (plus bank holidays) holiday trading, discounted gym membership, Health Cash Plan or Private Medical, Cycle Scheme, Annual Staff Day, Life Assurance, Tastecard, Childcare Vouchers, Loyalty Awards, Staff Events, Free tea and coffee and free car parking

Closing date: 13 June 2021

Interview date: 24 June 2021

The charity’s mission is to bring the Bible to life around the world, driven by the conviction that when people engage with the Bible their lives can change, for good.

The Role

The strategy and projects are informed by excellent research and impact measurement, ensuring that what the charity does is effectively targeted to fulfil its aims. We're looking for a Head of Research and Impact (maternity cover) to drive and manage work in this area.

The Head of Research and Impact is tasked with the design and delivery of the organisations research programme and impact framework, contributing to the development of the charity as a learning organisation. This includes understanding the operating landscape, identifying organisational research needs and responding with the delivery of an appropriate research programme that empowers both internal stakeholders and external mission partners. This position is for a 12 month fixed term contract (maternity cover).

Responsibilities include:

  • Research Strategy
  • Programme and resource delivery
  • Building a culture of research and learning
  • Knowledge management
  • External relations
  • Management

About You

An experienced professional with an eye both for detail and the big picture, you'll be a confident communicator able to manage a high-performing team and ensure research insights are embedded into the organisation's programmes.

You will have experience of:

  • Initiating, managing and analysing strategically valuable qualitative and quantitative research to a high standard
  • Data analysis using SPSS or other industry standard formats
  • Managing external consultants and/or agencies, including commissioning, briefing and monitoring progress
  • Managing and leading a team
  • Undertaking impact measurement and analysis work in the charity sector
  • Managing online panels and/or panellist recruitment
  • Using infographics, typologies and other techniques for helping others interpret data



About the Organisation

The organisations mission is to offer the Bible to the world. It is a vision of a world where everyone has access to the Bible and can recognise its value for them, their families and communities. Working for a Christian charity, this is a great opportunity to work for an investor in people gold employer who have won awards for their excellence in investing in people. They are committed to the development of all staff and have fantastic charity-sector benefits to help motivate and retain exceptional people.

The charity is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity and aspires to reflect this in its workforce. Applications are welcome from people representing all sections of the community.

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