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Research manager

Project / Policy
Fixed Term, Full Time
£42,000 to £42,000 per annum
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We are looking for a research manager to lead the research team and be responsible for producing insights to inform the charity's strategy, service delivery and policy influencing for an amazing health charity.

The Charity:
A well established health charity

The Role:
Co-ordinate the planning and delivery of the portfolio of internal and external research projects which will inform the development of the charity's new strategic objectives

This will involve allocating responsibility for project delivery across the research team to manage the department's resourcing plan

Lead research to ensure that the organisation maintains its reputation as a learning organisation, committed to evidencing outcomes and learning from experience

Ensure that all research projects are compliant with the Research Quality Framework and therefore consistently high quality, value for money, and compliant with all statutory, regulatory and ethical responsibilities

Work with the Head of Strategy and the Strategy Project Manager to ensure that insights from the ambitious research agenda inform the development of the organisation's post-2021 strategy

Present insights from research projects in an accessible and engaging way to ensure that senior management, trustees, and other audiences have access to accurate and reliable information to inform strategic decision making

Develop and manage budgets for large and complex projects - working with finance, business development, fundraising, and project staff to ensure appropriate costings and application of consistent pricing

The Candidate:
Significant experience of independently designing, conducting and commissioning high quality research projects which draw on both qualitative and quantitative research methods. This should include experience of leading and managing large scale, complex programmes of social research.

Experience of effectively communicating research findings to a range of different audiences

Experience of establishing maintaining relationships with partner organisations

Experience of co-ordinating project/matrix teams outside of traditional line management structures

Experience of project and budget management - including planning costing projects

Excellent written and oral communication skills, including experience of writing and presenting for academic, policy, and public audiences


Our aim is to respond to all successful applications within 5 days. If you haven't been contacted within 5 days your application has been unsuccessful and your details will not be held further but we positively encourage you to apply for any other positions that you may see in the future.

We apologise that we cannot contact everybody in person but thank you in advance for your interest.

Third Solutions encourages applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Third Solutions acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003.

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