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Senior Research Officer

London (Central), London (Greater)
30,000-£40,000 FTE per annum + benefits
Closing date
10 Aug 2022
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GambleAware is the leading charity working to keep people safe from gambling harms.

We are looking for a Senior Research Officer to lead on providing desk research, rapid evidence reviews and research synthesis to support the Research Team and wider organisation with project delivery or other research needs. This may include supporting Research Leads in the initial phases of project and programme commissioning (discovery and definition stages) via desk research, literature review and sector scanning activity. It also involves some engagement with prospective research partners and research stakeholders in order to maximise research opportunities.

Key accountabilities 

  • Lead on desk research and rapid reviews of data, research reports and policy reports to inform the development of specific research projects and wider organisational needs.
  • Lead on horizon scanning and reviews of data, research reports and policy reports to ensure the Research team maintains up to date knowledge and awareness of new evidence and policy developments and related events across the gambling harms and gambling research field.
  • Review internal documents and publications, providing methodological and research expertise where necessary.
  • Advise on and critique research methodologies including as part of internal review of reports and research proposals.
  • Support and deputise for Research Leads in the day-to-day management and monitoring of projects. 
  • Support and deputise for Research Leads in managing grantee and research partner relationships.
  • Occasionally represent the Research team at meetings with external and commissioned partners.
  • Support in the writing of briefs, presentations and papers for Trustees.
  • Contribute to the development and management of guidance and documentation to support the end-to-end commissioning processes for externally commissioned programme / projects.
  • Engage and build relationships with partners, including prospective grantees and partner stewardship.
  • Provide timely and appropriate responses to external stakeholders as required.

How to apply 

Please review the full information pack and submit a comprehensive CV along with a covering letter (up to two pages).

Your cover letter should set out your interest in the role and how you meet the essential requirements in relation to the accountabilities and responsibilities for the role.  

The closing date for applications is 9am on Wednesday 10th August 2022.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Successful candidates will be invited to attend a panel interview in August.

GambleAware is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring equal opportunities, fairness of treatment, dignity, work-life balance and the elimination of all forms of discrimination in the workplace for all staff and job applicants.

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