Research Officer

We are currently looking to recruit a Research Officer

Location: Central London

Length of contract: Permanent

Salary: £27,458.85

Closing date for applications: 17:00 BST on 7 July 2017

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award equips young people for life. It is the world’s leading youth achievement award and each year over one million young people around the world take part, in over 140 countries and territories.

The Award 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 addition, impact measures developed by The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation (the Foundation) have been well received in most quarters. Reviews of existing research show a strong correlation between the Foundation’s nine impact measures and the outcomes of the Award. 

In conjunction with this research, the Foundation is also looking to measure the social value and the social return on investment that the Award creates locally and globally.

The results of this ongoing project will be used by the Foundation and wider Award network; this truly is a role which will help shape the future of the Foundation’s work over the coming years.

Who we're looking for

The research team utilise a combination of quantitative and qualitative data, along with other related academic research and project management skills to support the delivery of the research agenda.

The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of research methodologies, as well as having experience in communicating to internal and external stakeholders. We are also looking for someone who has previous involvement in coordinating regular progress reports and the drafting of publications for specific stakeholder groups in conjunction with the Communications team.

How to apply

The closing date for applications is 17:00 BST on 7 July 2017. To apply for this role, please send your CV and cover letter to

Download the full job description here.

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.