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Research & Evaluation Advisor

Care Quality Commission
We can offer office-based working, home-working or talk to us about flexible working
Salary: £39,390 (National Framework) or £44,792 per annum (London Framework)
Closing date
7 Dec 2023

Salary: £39,390 (National Framework) or £44,792 per annum (London Framework – if you are London office-based or home-based and live within the boundary of the M25) – There is also an additional homeworking allowance of £553 per annum for those working from home.
Hours: Full-time, 37 hours per week
Contract: 12 Month Fixed Term or Secondment Opportunity
Location: We can offer office-based working, home-working or talk to us about flexible working
Closing date: Thursday 7th December 2023 at 11.59pm’


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. We are now looking for a Research & Evaluation Advisor to join us on a full-time basis for a 12 month fixed-term contract or secondment opportunity.

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

Why this could be a great role for you

If you are a researcher with strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills and experience managing research or evaluation projects, this is an excellent opportunity to join our committed organisation. Working with a talented team of like-minded individuals, you’ll have the chance to share your research and evaluation expertise to grow the efficiency of our organisation and the quality of the health and social care system. So, if you want to undertake meaningful work in a supportive environment where you can make invaluable contributions to improving healthcare services across England, then apply today!

What you will bring

  • To be considered as a Research & Evaluation Advisor, you will need:
  • Experience of managing and undertaking research or evaluation projects
  • Experience of undertaking research using a range of quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, including the ability to challenge complex data
  • The ability to translate data and information into an accessible format
  • A good understanding of professional, legal, and ethical standards for research and evaluation
  • Excellent report-writing skills

What you’ll be doing

As a Research & Evaluation Advisor, you will lead the design and delivery of research and evaluation projects as part of our research programme. Engaging with a variety of internal colleagues and external stakeholders, you will identify evidence gaps and design research projects that add value, ensuring the publication of high-quality and impactful evidence. You’ll support priority and complex strategic evaluation projects and lead the development of strategic evaluation monitoring surveys, managing risks and implementing mitigating actions.

Additionally, you will:

  • Support procurement processes to support your research
  • Provide advice and guidance to colleagues across CQC
  • Lead capability building within the Research and Evaluation Network
  • Develop and maintain research and evaluation guidance and tools

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 Research & Evaluation Advisor, please apply via the button shown. Other organisations may call this role Research Officer, Research Project Officer, Research & Evaluation Analyst, Healthcare Analyst, Statistical Analyst, Statistical Analysis Officer, Performance Analyst, Data Analysis Officer, Data Insight Analyst, or Data and Reporting Analyst.



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