Senior Research & Policy Officer (Newcastle or London based)
£31,401 – £33,136 (+ £3,300 London Weighting where applicable) + 11.5% non-contributory pension
Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to work in a small but highly effective Research and Policy Team within a national charity which focuses on alleviating the social scourge of fuel poverty, making a real impact on the lives of vulnerable energy consumers?
You will have at least three years’ applied experience in a research role or a policy advocacy role and be educated to degree level in a social science or related discipline. You will have in-depth knowledge and experience in all the main aspects of research, including appropriate methodological approaches; design of research instruments; sampling and fieldwork management; data collection and validation; data analysis, interpretation and synthesis; and report production, as well as outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. An existing track record of influencing policy outcomes and/or working with external stakeholders to mobilise positive change would be an advantage. Enthusiasm and being able to work independently, as well as part of a team are a must, as is empathy with NEA’s charitable aims.
The job description provides a list of the duties of the post and the person specification provides the list of essential and desirable criteria. For an informal discussion on this post please contact Helen Stockton, NEA Research Manager on 0191 2692908.
The closing date for applications is Friday 9 February 2018. Interviews will be held at NEA’s Head Office in Newcastle upon Tyne on Thursday 22 February 2018. Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed. Full details of this post and an application form are available to download below. Please note CVs will not be accepted as part of the application process.
NEA aims to be an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all people with the necessary skills and experience for the post.