About Local Trust
Local Trust was established in 2012 to deliver Big Local, a Big Lottery-funded programme which committed £1m to 150 local areas in England.
Big Local was designed to be radically different from the outset. Built around a vision of empowered, resilient, dynamic, asset-rich, resident-led communities, rather than conventional top down, time-limited, project-led funding, the £1m awarded to each Big Local area can be spent over 10-15 years by local residents on the basis of their own plans and priorities.
Things are moving at pace at Local Trust and we have recruited to a number of posts over the last few months, we now want to add a researcher or senior researcher (depending on experience) to our team. This post will be joining a small research team working on an ambitious programme of research and evaluation. The researchers will have a rare opportunity to lead on projects from design to write-up. Our researchers use rigorous qualitative and quantitative methods to draw learning from Big Local. The expansion of the team gives us greater capacity to interest and influence policy and practice through exceptional writing skills and imaginative presentation of results. Given the scale of our activity and growing external profile, we are certain that these could be career-defining roles.
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. You will be visiting Big Local areas to hear first-hand from people about the extraordinary changes they are making with their communities. We are confident that these stories will inspire. So, it promises to be exciting, varied and rewarding.
As part of a small team, the senior researcher/researcher delivers an ambitious programme of research and supports the head of research and learning in ensuring the effective evaluation of the Big Local programme. To support the sharing and dissemination of learning arising from research and evaluation to a diverse range of audiences.
How to apply
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Applications must be received by 12 noon on Tuesday 2 October 2017.
The interviews for this role are being held on Friday 13 October 2017.