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Senior Researcher/Evaluation Lead

Justice Studio

Location: London
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 17th June 2021
Closes: 28th June 2021

Location: Caledonian Road, London, N7     

Justice Studio ( is an energetic organisation looking for an important senior research colleague. Since our establishment in May 2011 we have undertaken over 100 consultancy and research projects on social justice issues in the UK and internationally.   

Based in London, our clients are governments, charitable and not-for-profit organisations, and social enterprises that are striving to promote global social equality. Our work for them spans strategy, evaluation and research. Through our work we strive to ensure the voices of marginalised groups are heard. As such we are strongly committed to safeguarding best practice in everything we do.  

Job title: Senior Researcher/Evaluation Lead

Salary Band: £35,000 – £45,000 per annum pro rata for part time

Hours: Full or part time and flexible working available

Job Location: Caledonian Road, London, N7                                                                  

Reports to: Managing Director

Line managing responsibilities: Researchers.

Anticipated Start Date: July 2021

General Summary

As Justice Studio’s senior researcher and evaluation lead you will be responsible for our portfolio of research and evaluation projects. You will play a key part in obtaining, designing and leading our research and evaluation work in the UK and internationally. Committed to social justice and passionate about the work we undertake, you will play a key role in our growing organisation.


  • Lead Justice Studio’s research and evaluation projects in the UK and internationally. 
  • Design and lead research and evaluation proposals for grants and commercial contracts in the UK and internationally, including management of proposal writing teams to ensure that members are delivering high-quality, winning proposals, within designated timeframes, whilst effectively coordinating workloads. 
  • Develop and design appropriate and robust research and evaluation methodologies including innovative practices such as design thinking, ethnography, participatory methods and co-creation of research and evaluation.
  • Design data collection tools for a range of large and small research projects.
  • Carry out fieldwork including qualitative interviews and focus groups, in the UK and internationally


The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities needed to perform the role: 

  • Masters degree or PhD in the social sciences or related fields.
  • Research specialism in one or more of the following fields: child and social protection; criminal justice; disability; gender, masculinities, and women’s rights; housing and homelessness; race and ethnic minority discrimination; older people and social care.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in quantitative, qualitative, and participatory research methods.
  • Proven experience of designing and conducting mixed method evaluations and using a range of techniques.
  • Relevant experience of research grant applications including designing and leading submissions and bid teams

See full advert on the Justice Studio’s website 

Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis. To be in the first tranche of applications assessed, please send your CV (no more than two pages) a covering letter (no more than one side of A4), setting out how your experience fits the role via the Apply button by 9am GMT on 28th June 2021.

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