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Senior Researcher

Location: London

Salary: £30k – £40k (depending on skills & experience)

Department: Policy Research Centre

Contract: Permanent

Application deadline: 30 April 2018

We are recruiting an exceptional research professional to join the Children and Families team in our Policy Research Centre.

The successful candidate will be passionate about social research and its impact on policy and society. We are looking for a mixed method researcher who can manage project delivery and contribute to new business development.

As a Senior Researcher, you will work on different research projects at the same time. It is fast paced, quick response, ever-changing environment focussing on specific substantive and policy issues. Our portfolio of research is varied – you would be based in the Children and Families team, but would also have opportunities to work across health and wellbeing, work, welfare and crime and justice. We use the whole range of different research methods and your work will touch on all stages and tasks of the research process. You will work alongside passionate and knowledgeable colleagues across all your projects. You must share our objective of delivering our clients insightful, usable, ethical, rigorous research that contributes to social and policy issues that matter - on time and within budget.

Essential attributes include good communication and team-working, an understanding of different research methods, and relevant policy interests.

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 9am, Monday 30th April 2018.

Interviews will take place week commencing 7th & 14th May.