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Senior Researcher

Care Quality Commission
Home-based, office-based or hybrid
£37,694 (National Framework) or £42,863 (London Framework)
Closing date
6 Aug 2023

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About Us

We’re the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and we work to improve health and adult social care in England.

Through the dedication of our expert team, we monitor health and social care services to provide England with a safe and compassionate care system, recognising when services perform well as well as encouraging improvements and taking action over poorer care, where necessary.

One of our main commitments is to become a truly inclusive organisation and to role model a diverse and representative culture. To do so, we work with a variety of networks, including the Disability Equality Network, Race Equality Network and LGBT+ Equality Network.

Our expert Data and Insight Team monitors the use of data to gain an understanding of the health and social care sector across our organisation. We utilise a modern tech stack and Agile working practices within a technically challenging environment where you will be enabled to develop and grow your skill-set.

We’re investing in advanced technologies and developing smarter insights, so our work will sit at the forefront of data management and standards and make a real difference to the effectiveness of health and social care services.

We’re now looking for a Senior Researcher to join our team on a permanent, full-time basis, working 37 hours per week.

The Benefits

- 27 days’ annual leave, rising with service to 32.5 days, plus 8 Bank Holidays
- NHS pension scheme, with around a 14% employer contribution
- Free employee assistance service 24 hours a day
- Discounts to supermarkets, high street stores, electronics and fleet cars
- Discounted gym vouchers
- Cycle to work scheme
- Internal reward scheme where you could win a voucher or two!
- Equipment for homeworking
- Professional development options
- Financial support to gain certifications

Why this could be a great role for you….

This is an unmissable opportunity for a high calibre individual with experience of working in multidisciplinary teams and knowledge of survey research methods to join our excellent organisation.

We’ll make sure every aspect of your home and work life is cared for with a brilliant array of perks and benefits so you can focus on making a real difference to the improvement of health and social care services across England.

Our data-based roles are offered on a full-time, job share or part-time basis and we are happy to discuss alternate working patterns. We will be interested to hear about your requirements within your application.

So, if you want to join a talented team and help ensure a better healthcare experience for the people of England, then apply today!

What you will bring…

To be considered as our Senior Researcher, you will need:

- Experience of effective project planning and delivery
- Experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams
- Experience of reconciling conflicting views
- Knowledge of survey research methods, including large scale surveys and probability sampling
- The ability to lead others in undertaking research
- The ability to apply appropriate methods to analyse data and synthesise findings
- The ability to tailor insights to audiences through visualisation and storytelling
- The ability to identify and mitigate problems
- Excellent stakeholder management skills

Knowledge of the health and care sectors would be beneficial.

What you’ll be doing…

As a Senior Researcher, you will undertake and facilitate the development and delivery of high-quality primary research across our organisation.

Overseeing the full research lifecycle, you will design methodologies, undertake analysis and visualisation and ensure outputs are delivered to the required quality, timescale and budget.

Collaborating with stakeholders and research partners, you will support the effective delivery of our NHS patient experience survey programme, including reporting and communications.

Additionally, you will:

- Facilitate robust research across our organisation
- Prepare regular management reports
- Ensure data is integrated into our Enterprise Data Platform
- Provide line management to junior researchers

Next steps…

If you require any support or assistance with the recruitment process, please get in touch with our team or include a note in your application.

We know diverse teams allow for a more creative and productive environment and therefore encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, gender/sex, gender identity or expression, religion or belief, disability, ethnicity or sexual orientation.

So, if you’d like to join us as a Senior Researcher, please apply via the button shown.

Other organisations may call this role Research Project Manager, Senior Qualitative Researcher, Senior Quantitative Researcher, Senior Mixed Methodologies Researcher, Researcher, Senior Data Analyst, Senior Health and Care Researcher, or Senior Policy Analyst.


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