Research Assistant

  • Job Reference: 161121_DHR
  • Date Posted: 6 July 2022
  • Recruiter: The Dartington Trust
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  • Location: Flexible – Homeworking + Dartington office or Sheffield office, remote considered.
  • Remote Working: 100% remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: £26,538 per annum
  • Sector: Consulting & Corporate Strategy, Healthcare & Medical, Science & Technology, Higher Education, Charity
  • Job Type: Contract, Maternity Cover
  • Duration: Fixed Term 12 Months Maternity Cover

Job Description

Research in Practice works with organisations across child and family and adult services, supporting them to develop evidence-informed approaches to workforce, organisation and system development.

We are looking for a talented Research Assistant to join our team for 12 months to cover maternity leave.

You will have experience of leading and supporting research and evaluation projects, including planning and design, developing evaluation tools, data collection, analysis and reporting. This work will require you to use Excel to visualise and analyse data and to develop and analyse surveys, using tools such as Smart Survey. You will also need to be able to work collaboratively with colleagues within Research in Practice, as well as external stakeholders. Knowledge/previous experience in evaluation work in adult or children’s social care settings would be advantageous.

You will be enthusiastic, self-motivated and able to manage a diverse portfolio of work. This is a great opportunity to join a committed team in a fast-paced and varied role.

We believe that by taking an inclusive approach to our recruitment we are more likely to attract a diverse pool of talent and experience. We want to actively encourage Black, Asian or minority ethnic people to apply for this post and all potential candidates can contact us for a conversation to understand more about our values and ethos in striving to be an employer who provides equality of opportunity.

We work with clients across England and Wales from our main office in Dartington, Devon and a satellite office in Sheffield. Candidates can apply to work in either location, and working virtually from other locations within the UK would also be an option for the right candidate.

Closing date: Sunday 3 July 2022

Location: Dartington, Sheffield or Remote from within UK

Contract: Fixed Term 12 Months Maternity Cover

Please note, shortlisted candidates will need to be available to interview virtually on Thursday 7 July.

About Dartington Trust 

We believe that big ideas can make the world a better place. So our beautiful estate is home to a community of people who nurture new thinking, encourage learning and debate, and work every day to inspire one another. There are many sides to Dartington and that’s what makes our future so exciting. Come and be part of it.

Dartington Trust is an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and will not discriminate on the basis of protected characteristics. We encourage applications from all backgrounds.


If you would like to find out more, please click the apply button. You will be directed to our website to complete your application for this position.

No agencies please.