Excellent benefits including 30 days holiday and flexible working
London EC1 - Hybrid/homeworking arrangements are possible
Do you have proven experience of leading qualitative and quantitative research projects, ideally relating to anti-racism, and experience of peer involvement? Then join Shelter as Senior Research Officer and you could soon be playing a leading role at the heart of our Research team.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
At Shelter we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.
We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.
About the team
Recognised as the go-to organisation for credible, robust and insightful evidence and analysis on housing issues, our Research team produces innovative research to understand the nature and causes of housing and homelessness problems. We carry out primary and secondary research, both in-house and commissioned, with people in housing need. And, as part of Shelter’s belief in the power of communities to effect change, we are working increasingly closely with our campaigning hubs across England to support grassroots and lived experience-led research.
About the role
Established as a social justice organisation, at Shelter we realise there’s no social justice without racial justice. Unless we’re fighting institutional discrimination within the housing system, we’re not truly defending the right to a safe home. That’s where you come in. Your challenge? To lead the flagship research on race and housing that forms a key pillar of our Anti-Racism Strategy. As well as planning and managing a research programme to support our anti-racism policy, campaigns and public affairs work, we’ll rely on you to carry out peer-led research in line with the programme’s objectives. You’ll also be responsible for line-managing a Research Officer. And, along the way, you’ll get to collaborate with a wide range of external stakeholders, as well as teams across Shelter, in order to embed the research findings in the charity’s work.
We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.
To succeed, you’ll need the demonstrable expertise to lead and design this vital research, including experience of peer involvement and co-production approaches. This could be from your involvement with grassroots organisations, or in another field. Having conducted research on anti-racism or applied an anti-racist lens in other social justice research, you’re adept at interpreting and analysing data too. Some line or task management experience would also be useful, but is not as essential as your desire to help bring about positive change by delivering insightful research that will help people of colour regarding the allocation of social housing and accessing housing support services.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.
|Salary:||£35,090 + per annum + £5,032 pa London Weighting allowance if applicable|
|Placed On:||31st March 2023|
|Closes:||16th April 2023|
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