Job Title: Mixed Methods Research Specialist
Contract - Permanent
Hours - 35 hours per week
Salary – £35,000 to 40,000 per annum depending on experience
Location – Home based (during COVID-19) restrictions. Once offices open the location will be Bloomsbury, London.
Coram is committed to improving the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people.
We support children and young people from birth to independence, creating a change that lasts a lifetime.
Coram is the UK’s oldest children’s charity founded by Thomas Coram in London helping vulnerable children and young people since 1739. Today, the Coram group helps more than one million children, young people, families and professionals every year by providing access to the skills and opportunities they need to thrive.
About Coram International
Coram International is a legal and research consultancy based at the Coram Children’s Legal Centre in Bloomsbury, London. Our team works with UN agencies, international charities and governments around the world to promote and protect the human rights of children.
Our research covers a broad range of thematic areas including: the treatment of children within criminal justice systems, violence against children and child protection, child migration and trafficking, child marriage, adolescents’ access to sexual and reproductive health rights, the use of children in armed conflict and terrorism, and many others. We have carried out research and evaluations in over 65 countries worldwide.
About the role
We are seeking an experienced researcher, with particular skills in quantitative and statistical methods, to join our small, friendly team.
The successful candidate will have proven experience designing and implementing research involving large surveys/ statistical datasets. They will have experience designing probability-based sampling strategies and survey questionnaires, and be proficient in conducting statistical analyses through the use of STATA software.
In addition, the ideal candidate will be skilled at interpreting and presenting statistical data for non-specialist audiences, and have a sense of how to embed statistical data within the context of a broader qualitative analysis of results.
They will be able to write clearly, concisely, and in a compelling manner for a range of policy, practitioner and academic audiences, and will possess high levels of initiative, along with a willingness to take responsibility for their own work load and professional development.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a diverse range of projects, and to develop their skills in a range of technical and thematic areas related to child law and human rights.
The post will be based in London with regular, short periods of overseas travel.
To apply for this role, please click on the 'apply now' button to complete the application.
Please note applicants must have the right to work in the UK.
When you apply please also attach one document containing both your CV and a writing sample of your work (e.g. an essay, report or similar). Please also remove any personal information from the document including your name as Coram are operating a blind recruitment policy.
Please note CVs alone will not be accepted as we only accept complete application forms.
Closing date: 9am, Monday 26th April 2021 (please note we are reviewing applications on a rolling basis and reserve the right to close this vacancy before the closing date).
Interview date: To be confirmed
Coram Children's Legal Centre is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage applicants from Asian, African, Caribbean and other minority ethnic backgrounds to join our teams. Whilst we have a diverse team we recognise we are a predominantly white workforce and are genuinely committed to encouraging candidates from diverse communities in order to improve the services to the children and families we help.
We are committed to the safeguarding of children and where appropriate will require the successful applicant to undertake a check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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