: Some travel within the UK (approximately 1 to 3 times per month), including to London/Chesterfield offices, Research Centres and within the devolved nations
Through our diversity and inclusion strategy, we have made a commitment to increase the diversity of our charity and we welcome candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees, volunteers and trustees to represent the broad diversity of the communities of which we are a part.Summary
The Research Impact Team provides specialist expertise within the Research Directorate. We provide insight and evaluation of our research which helps the charity tell the story of our impact and supports effective decision-making. You will be a core part of a dedicated team, working particularly closely with the Research Directorate. We take a creative and proactive approach to seeking out and articulating our research impact to a broad range of audiences through our research impact and evaluation frameworks.
You will work collaboratively to understand how the charity is making a difference to those we are here to serve - people with arthritis; whether that be directly or indirectly through researchers, healthcare professionals, policy makers and other stakeholders.About the role
You will help to monitor and evaluate the success of our research investments and our new Research Strategy. You will collate, analyse and extract insight from our funded research outputs and outcomes for key internal and external stakeholders. Your work will help us to increase our credibility and reach within the research community and partner organisations as well as our donors and supporters.
You will work both as part of a supportive team and independently across a range of methodologies, both qualitative and quantitative, bringing your knowledge of impact analysis to allow you to hit the ground running. You will have a good grasp of the range of audiences that are important to us. We will support you to inspire confidence in your colleagues so that you become a first point of contact for impact analyses and methodological expertise.Key requirements:
- A degree or equivalent level of experience in a relevant field.
- Understanding of impact and evaluation assessment trends, tools and latest thinking, ideally within the research, health or third sector.
- Excellent numerical, statistical and analytical skills, comfortable working with research related metrics.
- An ability to write concise, clear and compelling analysis for diverse audiences.
- A supportive, flexible and collaborative approach to team working.
- Excellent IT skills, including effective database research techniques.
- An ability to manage projects, prioritise and meet deadlines, including rapid turnaround requests.
We advise candidates to apply early as we reserve the right to close applications ahead of this date.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
We do not wish to receive contact from agencies or media sales. Interviews
First interviews expected: Week commencing 11 July 2022, to be held via Microsoft Teams.About us
There are 20.3 million people living with arthritis and MSK conditions in the UK. That's one in three people, many who live in pain every single day. The impact is huge as the condition intrudes on everyday life - affecting the ability to work, care for a family, to move free from pain and to live independently. Yet arthritis is often dismissed as an inevitable part of aging or shrugged off as 'just a bit of arthritis'. We don't think that this is ok. Versus Arthritis is here to change that.
Join us and use your skills, knowledge, passion and energy to help us defy arthritis.