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Researcher (Mixed Methods)

Advance HE

Location: London, York, Work from home
Salary: £41,692.54 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th January 2022
Closes: 30th January 2022

This is a permanent full-time role of 35 hours per week.

This role can be based from our York or London office (under a hybrid working agreement) or be home-based.

About the role:

Reporting to the Head of Business Intelligence & Surveys, the Researcher will develop and lead complex research projects across Advance HE’s portfolio of work. Advance HE’s approach is evidence-based, using research to identify what works, and develop practice-based solutions. The work of the Research team is central to these aims, and the post holder will contribute significantly to consolidating the evidence base and raising the profile of Advance HE in the sector.

The Primary Responsibilities Include:

To lead and conduct research projects on a variety of topics using the most appropriate quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods, ensuring projects are delivered on time;

To prepare proposals for bespoke research projects or external invitations to tender and manage the delivery of outputs from specific successful bids, often autonomously;

To engage with relevant stakeholders, including HEIs, research collaborators, and external funders, representing Advance HE and negotiating details of research on sensitive topics as necessary;

To project manage a grant supporting a high-profile Commission, with an aim of influencing the sector to achieve more positive outcomes for disabled students. In addition to leading on the secretariat function to the Commission responsibilities will include leading on research and evaluation activity and developing and disseminating outputs to reach a diverse audience.

Person Specification:

We’re looking for someone with a degree and further qualification/in-work training in the application of research methods, ideally with experience of conducting research especially within the HE sector. Knowledge and experience of conducting research into disability and mental health of staff and students will be of particular benefit for this role but is not essential.

Further information including full job description for this role can be found HERE: Job Openings (peoplehr.net).  

A full list of our vacancies is on our website https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/about-us/current-vacancies

What we offer:

At Advance HE you will be working with great people who are passionate about what they do. We provide a wide range of benefits to all our staff including a generous pension with USS; enhanced family leave benefits, 27 days’ annual leave, 8 bank holidays plus up to an additional 4 days over the Christmas and New Year period, cycle to work loans, a paid volunteering day, and flexibility around working hours.

How to apply:

To apply for this position please review the full job details and download and complete our application form. Further information about this job and other vacancies can be found on our website: https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/about-us/current-vacancies 

Advance HE is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We are also committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture; for instance, through our Race Action Group. We acknowledge that people from certain backgrounds are under-represented in our sector and we’re committed to doing what we can to correct this. We are particularly keen to receive applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic people.

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