Research Analyst

  • £35,326 to £39,739 per annum
  • Work From Home
  • University Of Kent

Location: Remote Working

Salary: £35,326 to £39,739 per annum

Grade: Grade 7

Post Type: Full Time

Contract Type: Fixed Term - Ends 31/12/2023

Release Date: Friday 29 April 2022

Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday 15 May 2022 (unless otherwise stated)

Interview Date: Thursday 26 May 2022

Reference: CSF-497-22

Are you an experienced research analyst used to conducting high level research and reporting and translating data into meaningful information for different audiences?

The Higher Education Access Track (HEAT) service supports more than 100 universities and other providers of higher education (HE) outreach activities and helps members with the targeting, monitoring and evaluation of outreach work.

The team is seeking a Research Analyst to advise on data collection and analytical techniques that yield the robust evaluation and impact reporting required by the sector. You will need to have a good understanding of quantitative and qualitative analysis for monitoring and evaluating widening participation projects along with excellent verbal and written communication skills to relay complex information in an engaging and accessible way.

The post is fixed term to the end of 2023 with the possibility of continuation and can be based at our Canterbury campus, however, full remote-working is an option for this role; the main base will be discussed and agreed with the successful candidate.

As Research Analyst you can expect to get involved in:

providing high quality quantitative data analysis and impact reporting for HEAT member Outreach Providers

contributing to innovative business intelligence solutions using data to provide intelligence that aids Providers in meeting their regulatory requirements

playing a leading role in identifying analytical techniques that make full use of HEAT's longitudinal tracking dataset in order to provide sector evidence on the impact of outreach interventions

delivering analytical training and advice and sharing analytical expertise with external colleagues in universities

What we are looking for in the right candidate:

BA/BSc in a relevant degree (Social Science) or equivalent

proven experience of designing evaluation to examine the impact of a social intervention

experience of applying analytical techniques to data to generate meaningful information on a social issue

knowledge and empathy with the issues surrounding widening participation and inclusiveness in Higher Education and policy issues

What we can offer you:

a friendly, open and collaborative working environment

support in your development and wellbeing

if campus-based, hybrid working options allowing a flexible blend of office and home working (to be agreed in line with business needs)

43 days' leave per year (personal leave, bank holidays and additional days allocated for the Christmas period, pro rata for part-time staff)

an excellent pension scheme with generous employer contributions

on-campus cinema/theatre, sports facilities, library, nursery and food outlets, set among green, open space overlooking the Cathedral

study while you work discounts, cycle to work scheme, local business discounts

on site parking

If you have the skills and experience we are looking for, we'd love to hear from you. Please see the links below to view the job description and to apply for this post. For further information regarding the application process, please contact [email protected] quoting ref number: CSF-497-22

  • Advertiser: Direct Employer
  • Reference: CSF-497-22