Full time permanent role Salary c £25-30K plus benefits.
Date of Job Description
Director of Evidence and Impact
The Research Officer undertakes activities and projects to ensure the work of Drinkaware is informed by current evidence, evaluated to assess impact and that research findings are communicated effectively to colleagues and external parties. A key component of the role is monitoring emerging research and public data, providing summaries of findings and assisting the Content and Communications team with accurate communication. The Research Officer supports the team in providing research evidence to underpin Drinkaware’s mission to reduce alcohol-related harm.
Activities are varied and involve working with colleagues across the organisation. They include: leading on undertaking survey data collection and analysis in respect to innovative as well as routinely applied tools, using mainly quantitative methods. The role involves independent oversight of specified activities, data management in accordance with data protection regulation and support for on-going as well as project-specific work led by other members of the Research and Impact Team (a Director of Evidence and Impact and a Research and Insight Manager). There is ample opportunity for the right candidate to evolve responsibility in the role.
- Undertake research based on primary and secondary data, and confidently use quantitative methods and appropriate data analysis techniques.
- Monitor national data statistics and relevant research journals, identifying insights of strategic relevance to Drinkaware.
- Assess and summarise key research findings, communicating effectively to different audiences.
- Provide accurate facts and research evidence for press releases for national and regional media on Drinkaware research, national statistics and breaking health stories.
- Lead on or contribute to key organisational reports (e.g. the Website User Survey Report) and support the analysis of research data for the Senior Leadership Team as required.
- Act as content owner for specified aspects of evidence and impact information on the website drinkaware.co.uk, ensuring that the content is reviewed, current, comprehensive and accessible. Updating the Research and Impact content as required.
- Undertake analysis of raw data to provide consumer knowledge of our key target audiences and of drinking behaviours that contribute to alcohol-related harm.
- Research the evidence base for planned Marketing campaigns and educational (including web-based) interventions, and assist in the identification of appropriate research and evaluation tools.
- Assist colleagues internally in developing programme specific Theory of Change (ToC) models and Key Performance Indicator (KPI) data collection.
- Contribute to inputting and updating required organisational information and data.
- Undertake primary data collection for research and evaluation projects, and support the development of internal research capacity.
- Provide guidance for non-research members of the Drinkaware team in respect to their responsibilities relating to evidence and research.
Education / Training
Minimum undergraduate degree or equivalent in relevant area (e.g. psychology, social sciences). Relevant experience is desired.
- Excellent analytical skills: able to conduct in-house analysis; interpret and synthesise large data sets; and cull insight from external data sources.
- Ability to systematically search published and grey literature on any specified subjects and critically review published literature
- Ability to undertake primary research data collection (e.g. undertake surveys) and interest in developing further skills in this area.
- Ability to independently conduct quantitative analysis and use relevant software (SPSS).
- Knowledge of data protection requirements.
- Good writing skills and ability to communicate effectively with different audiences.
- People skills: ability to develop and sustain positive relationships with a range of internal and external contacts.
- Good problem solving skills and ability to work independently.
- Highly organised with strong administrative skills and excellent attention to detail.
- Excellent computer skills and experience of using relevant software (Excel, PowerPoint).
- Experience of digital content management – reviewing and updating website content.
- Knowledge of behaviour-change theories and the evaluation of health-promoting interventions.
- A personal commitment to reducing the risk of alcohol-related harm.
Special features of the role
- Training on the job and off-site will be available to the right candidate.
- Some out of standard hours working, evenings and weekends (on an exceptional basis only).
How to apply?
Please complete the application form along with your cv and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will only consider applicants who send both items.
Closing date for applications is 4th June 2018 at 23.59.
Shortlisted candidates will be notified by 8th June 2018 and interviews will be held 13-15 June 2018.
The Drinkaware Trust is committed to diversity and inclusion and it is essential that the post holder is committed to make a positive contribution to their promotion and implementation.