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Research Director - Evaluation

Location: London

Salary: £40k - £50k (Depending on skills & experience)

Department: Policy Research Centre

Contract: Permanent

Application deadline: 29 May 2017

We are looking for a Research Director to join our vibrant and fast growing evaluation practice, working to deliver high quality insights across a range of social policy domains.

You will need the analytical skills and confidence to design, advise on and conduct quantitative impact evaluations using experimental or quasi-experimental approaches. You will be working alongside in-house experts in education, health, employment and welfare, families, children and young people, crime and justice and communities.

You may be an economist, statistician or even a social scientist, but more so you will have a good understanding of the design and implementation issues relating to impact evaluations, and a passion for learning and developing your skills. You are driven by a desire for applying your skills to real-world policy questions, and delivering high quality research that meets clients’ needs.

For a detailed job description, please click here.

About NatCen Social Research

At NatCen Social Research, we're driven by the belief that social research has the power to make life better. Our research influences policy makers, practitioners, academics and the media, shaping our understanding of the world we live in and how it is changing.

We offer a friendly and stimulating environment with a high profile, challenging research programme, as well as favourable working conditions. Benefits include a generous holiday entitlement and a defined contribution pension scheme.

How to apply

Please submit your CV and supporting statement (no more than 700 words) outlining your skills, experience and why you would make a great addition to the team by email to

Closing date for applications will be Monday 29th May 2017.