Research Assistant - Sports & Fitness - London

Inspiring Interns
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

This commercially minded yet not-for-profit body aims to improve the nation's health by encouraging people to be more active! They provide services and facilitate partnerships for a broad range of organisations.

Our client exists to serve any organisation with a role to play in, or benefit to be gained from getting more people, more active, more often. They will provide a supportive, professional and innovative platform for their partners to succeed in achieving their goals.

This is a 3 month paid internship. Salary: London Living Wage.

Key responsibilities of the role:

  • Reporting directly to the Research Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing accurate data, insights, reports and analysis. 
  • You will proactively provide support on a range of Research Institute projects ensuring the highest standard of data collection and comfortable managing, analysis, and interpretation of data, relaying internally to the Research Institute team. 
  • Other responsibilities will be to keep up-to-date on the physical activity sector and relevant academic research and communicate these internally. 

How you can expect to spend your day:

  • Support the Research Institute delivery of physical activity programme evaluations and research services

    - Data collection, collation, and analysis

    - Clear, concise, informative and grammatically correct writing style with an attention to detail

    - Monitoring and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders

    - Data management and troubleshooting support for data collection platforms  
  • Provide business development support and communications

    - Monitoring of, and updating cross departmental developments

    - Collation and circulation of business development updates
  • Contribution to wider work of the company:

    - Monitoring and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders

    - Monitoring of research and government policies that could affect stakeholders, the organisation, or present opportunities for development

    - Supporting company campaigns
  • Delivery of research and evaluation plans that meet the expectations of all partners and

The idea intern’s personality and qualifications:

  • Experience and understanding of the health and physical activity sectors is essential
  • You are comfortable handling large and varied data sets with the ability to process and analyse
  • Ability to prioritise and balance demands, and confident and calm under pressure when meeting multiple deadlines. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office with skills in SPSS and/or Matlab desirable
  • Previous internships or work experience within research in physical activity sector is desirable

What are the perks of interning at this company? 

  • Post probationary period - free gym membership, bike to work scheme eligibility
  • 20 days’ annual leave per year+ total shutdown between Christmas & new year.
  • High energy & young work environment
  • Fast growth for high performers