As one of the most diverse places in the world, and with the youngest population in the country, Newham is a unique and vibrant place to work. The Council is working to transform the lives of local people and close the gap in life chances with a focus on building the resilience of residents, our community and the local economy.
Research at Newham plays a central role in the Council providing evidence to deliver our vision for our community. At the heart of the organisation, the Research team delivers a programme agreed with the Elected Mayor and Chief Executive which includes corporate surveys, policy evaluation, public policy research, participatory research and public consultation.
£33,282 - £35,991pa
We are looking for a Research Officer with a central or local government background, private sector consultancy, think-tank or related academic background. While the applicant should have experience of both quantitative and qualitative methods, we are ideally looking for candidates with statistics and modelling experience using SPSS. Knowledge of impact evaluation is advantageous.
The successful candidate will have experience of designing research specifications, managing research projects, and commissioning research. The applicant will analyse and present quantitative data and manage a number of research projects.
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
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