Research Administrator

Location: London

Reports to: Research Manager

Length of contract: Fixed term contract for 3 months

Closing date for applications: 6 December 2019

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation drives and supports the Award’s global growth, so more young people can undertake the world’s leading youth achievement award.

Working through our network of Award Operators in more than 130 countries and territories, we are creating new ways and places for young people to do the Award, using innovative online tools. We lead the Award’s entry into new countries and territories, ensuring consistency around the world. We work to increase global awareness of the value of non-formal education. This in turn creates demand for the Award, which is one way that young people’s development outside the classroom can be recognised worldwide.

The Foundation is currently engaged in a number of activities to research the Award’s effect on people and communities around the world. One of the areas the research agenda is focussing on is understanding how the Award benefits a young person’s life by measuring the outcomes of the Award as a well-established, clearly defined, youth development programme. In conjunction with this research, the Foundation is conducting social value research and analysis to uncover the social value and the social return on investment that the Award creates locally and globally.

The Research Administrator will support the Research Team with a variety of tasks and responsibilities, to ensure delivery of our exciting and diverse research agenda. The post holder will help to deliver these projects by completing a number of detailed and ongoing tasks such as updating online and offline surveys, data management, drafting and sending communications to survey respondents, performing descriptive data analysis and producing reports of research results. 

How to apply

To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to

Download the full job description here.

The closing date for applications is 17:00 on 6 December 2019.

Interviews will take place shortly after the closing date and we are looking for the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.

This job is unlikely to attract a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a work permit). Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK may not be considered if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates. To apply for a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship, employers need to demonstrate that they are unable to recruit a resident worker before recruiting an individual overseas.