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Research Manager

London-based, £31,000 to £39,000 depending on experience

Closing date: 31 January 2019

We are hiring a new research manager to join our team working on an ambitious programme of research and evaluation.

This is a new role leading on managing contracts with researchers and research organisations to ensure we get the most out of the work we commission. You will develop briefs, monitor and shape emerging research findings, and ensure that they are presented in ways that generate maximum impact, including through a major new biennial Community Research Conference funded by Local Trust, which will be launched in 2019.

You will be joining a team of enthusiastic and supportive professionals, who care about their work. It’s a great atmosphere as there is a genuine buzz and momentum about what we are doing. You will get to see the impact that Local Trust is making on the ground, as well as the extent to which our ideas and learning are influencing policy and practice nationally.

Our research team uses rigorous qualitative and quantitative methods to draw learning from the Big Local programme. Over the last two years, we have significantly expanded the team giving us greater capacity to deliver on our research ambitions. Given the scale of our activity and growing external profile, we are certain this could be a career-defining role.

How to apply

Please download the recruitment pack, in it you will find details of the role and the selection process, to assist you in completing and tailoring your application.

To apply, you should submit:

  • An up-to-date CV which shows your full career history. We recommend that this is no longer than three pages.
  • A supporting statement, with your name at the top of each page, explaining why you are interested in this role, detailing how you are a good candidate for this post and how you fulfil the person specification. Each section of the person spec should be addressed under clear headings. We recommend that this is no longer than three pages.

Please send your application by email to:

Applications must be received by 9am Thursday 31 January 2019.

The interviews for this role are being held on Thursday 14 February 2019.


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