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UnLtd is the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in the UK and offers the largest such network in the world. Our mission is to find social entrepreneurs with bold solutions to today’s challenges. Through funding and support, we help them to realise their potential and creating lasting change.

UnLtd values diversity and is committed to inclusion and understanding intersectionality. These are more than just buzz words for us; they are principles guiding how we build our teams, support leaders and empower social entrepreneurs. We want to create an organisation that’s the right fit for everyone we work with.

To support an inclusive environment where employees feel empowered to share their lived experiences and ideas, we have embedded an equity and inclusion group within UnLtd, giving us a wide range of different perspectives in our work to help us see what is most needed in society.  We are particularly keen to hear from those who identify as Black, Asian or minority ethnic, LGBTQIA, people who are disabled, those with learning differences, those with caring responsibilities, from a less advantaged socioeconomic background as well as any other under-represented group in our workforce.

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Terms:                             Full Time, Fixed Term, 12 months

Reports To:                     Head of Research, Impact, and Learning

Salary Band:                    Grade C (£25,417 to £29,902 per annum pro rata) + London weighting of £3,285 per annum pro rata if applicable

Location:                          Due to Covid-19, this is initially an agile role so you can be based anywhere in the UK. As we start to re-open our offices for staff, you are welcome to use one of the UnLtd office hubs in London, Bradford, or Birmingham, or a satellite office in Scotland or Northern Ireland. We welcome applications from anywhere across the UK and are open to discuss flexible working, including working from home.


About the role

UnLtd passionately believes in the ability of social entrepreneurs to change the world for the better. We are living through a time of unique social and economic change. Growing economic inequality and tension mean many people and places need support to level the playing field and lead with equity. Trust in all four key institutions — business, government, NGOs and the media — has declined dramatically. Enormous pressures on the health and social care system, austerity, increasing income inequality, the roll back of public services, and the shifting nature of work all throw up major  challenges, this alongside the impact of Covid 19 means tackling these complex challenges requires a radical shift in thinking and practice. 

We need bold and sustainable innovations, designed and led by people who have direct experience of the issues they are seeking to address. These innovations must build on the ideas, energy, talent and resources of people and communities in an inclusive, participatory way. They should create both social and economic value. This is the promise that social entrepreneurs offer, and UnLtd exists to realise this promise. We are the leading supporter of social entrepreneurs in the UK. Our vision is of a society where social entrepreneurs are providing solutions that change the world for the better. 

To move social entrepreneurs from the margins to the mainstream will require us to amplify the voices and impact of our social entrepreneurs, working with them in an equitable and inclusive way. It will require us to deepen our work around impact and become a fully data-led organisation. It will require us to embrace failure and be curious and open to the learning opportunities it creates.

As a Researcher at UnLtd, you will be responsible for a range of research and evaluation activities  on some key new projects, subject to contract. You will spend some of your time collecting, analysing, and interpreting data to produce insights and reports to inform and influence internal and external stakeholders

Alongside this, you will contribute to developing a culture of learning, ensuring that insights and evidence generated by our research and evaluation activity feed back into the organisation. You will have opportunities to contribute to our policy and influencing work, and to work with other colleagues across the organisation to help us be an impact-driven, agile, learning organisation. 

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Interested? Here’s how to apply:

We need to know a bit about you, your experience and what you can bring to UnLtd.

You can submit a CV + supporting statement (up to 2 pages). We’d love you to tell us: 

  • About you – your skills, experience and personal qualities;
  • Why you’re interested in the role and what you hope to get out of it.

The main thing is you can demonstrate you have skills and experience that relate to what we have said we are looking for.

We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, Black, Asian, or Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQIA and from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds.

To apply visit: 

  • Application Closing Date: Monday 20th September 2021 at 5pm
  • Interview Arrangements: First round: Friday 1st October 2021
    Final round: Wednesday 6th October 2021

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

UnLtd is committed to offering employment opportunities for people with criminal convictions. As a result, we will only ask you about any criminal convictions at initial offer stage. Your information will be treated fairly and confidentially and will not automatically exclude you from the role that you have applied for.

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Location: Birmingham, Bradford, London, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Work from Home
Salary: £25,417 to £29,902 + London weighting of £3,285 per annum pro rata if applicable
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 10th September 2021
Closes: 20th September 2021
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