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Location: London

Salary: £22k – £30k (depending on skills & experience)

Department: Survey Research Centre

Contract: Permanent

Application deadline: 5 June 2017

We are looking to recruit exceptional research professional to join the Longitudinal Surveys team in our Survey Research Centre.

We will be recruiting people with a background in social or market research, who are passionate about research and the research process. We’re looking for people who are flexible, good communicators and work well as part of a team. We have a post in Longitudinal Surveys, and may also make appointments of candidates of the right calibre in our Health & Biomedical and Household Surveys teams.

Longitudinal Surveys conducts the most highly prized of the longitudinal and cohort studies, including the English Longitudinal Survey of Ageing and the Birth Cohort Study 1970. It is also home to NatCen’s growing probability web panel. The Household Surveys team carries out several of the most well-known national large scale surveys in Britain including British Social Attitudes, the English Housing Survey and National Travel Survey. The Health Surveys team conducts surveys across a wide range of topics including general health, diet and nutrition, addiction and gambling, and mental health, and runs the Health Survey for England and the National Diet and Nutrition Survey. The teams also carry out a range of smaller surveys.

Each survey team is responsible for a survey from development to delivery so you’ll be involved in all stages including design, set up, monitoring fieldwork, data analysis and reporting. As a Researcher, your day to day work could include preparing and checking study materials and questionnaires, helping to design survey questions, briefing interviewers, preparing response reports, attending meetings, running tables or writing part of a report.

For a detailed job description, please click here. If you believe you have the experience and qualities we are looking for, please get in touch.

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 works for society by providing a rich understanding of people's lives and enabling them to have a powerful and influential role in shaping social policy decisions. Our research is used by policy makers, practitioners, academics, the media and the public as a driving force behind increased understanding of the environment we live in and how it's 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 800 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 5th June 2017.