Posted on: 16 January, 2019
Application deadline: February 17, 2019

Research Manager (Quantitative), Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York, UK

Research Manager (Quantitative)

Closing date: Sunday 17 February 2019

Salary – £42,660

Hours – 35 hours per week full time but willing to consider flexibility

Location – York

Term – Permanent

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About the role

We are looking for an experienced Quantitative Research Manager to join our new team who will be commissioning external social research and undertaking statistical analyses.

Within the role, you will own the full research process, from project design to report writing, working with colleagues and external partners to analyse and present evidence in the most effective way. Scoping and developing content to meet JRF’s outcomes on housing, work and social security, you will also mentor and manage junior researchers, supporting the growth and development of the team.

It’s not right that millions of people are locked in poverty in the UK and that’s why we’ve made it our mission to solve it. JRF’s new strategy will work alongside our partners to build public and political will for change and the demand for solutions.

About you

We are looking for someone who has extensive experience of using quantitative research to influence policy and who ideally has completed their own analyses. With understanding of statistical methods, you will also have direct experience of designing and managing quantitative research projects.

You will be skilled at communicating with external audiences, be highly motivated by creating social change and have a passion for personal development – your own and that of others. Knowledge of poverty, housing, social security or labour markets is also desirable.

About us

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is a social change organisation with a 100-year history. We are built on trust, show we care, and exist to make a difference.

We work with others to put forward sector-leading research, evidence, solutions and stories to the UK’s influencers and decision-makers.

We believe that a prosperous poverty-free UK is within reach – we just need more people to believe it too.

To make our vision a reality we need talent, ideas, skills and passion, plus we need to change some of what we do and how we do it. So, we’re embarking on a significant period of change – change that will see us become an outcomes-focused organisation that embraces new ways of working and modern practices.

If you share our passion, then we need to hear from you.

How to apply

Please download and complete the simple application form along with an equal opportunities monitoring form and email to

Closing date for applications is Sunday 17 February 2019

In support of our approach to flexible working we are happy to receive applications from those seeking full time employment, as well as those who may want to share the role on a part time basis.

When making your application, please state whether you want to be considered for either full or part time work and, if part time, the number of hours per week you would be looking for.

Our commitment to diversity

We are committed to creating opportunities for under-represented groups. Black Asian minority ethnic groups and those with a declared disability are under-represented in the organisation and are positively encouraged to apply. We shall apply Section 159 of the Equalities Act 2010 in the recruitment process.

At JRF/JRHT we are inclusive and are committed to giving everyone an equal chance to succeed. Applications are welcome from all regardless of age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race, sexual orientation, transgender status or social economic background. We are also committed to making reasonable adjustments for disabled people.