Research and Projects Officer

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Location King's Cross

Position Full time 35 hours per week

Salary £30,000 p.a.

Application deadline 23 January 2018
The application deadline for this role has passed

Paul Hamlyn Foundation is an independent grant-making foundation, with a mission to help people overcome disadvantage and lack of opportunity, so that they can realise their potential and enjoy fulfilling and creative lives. The Foundation supports charitable activity in the areas of arts, education and learning and social justice across the UK.


We are recruiting an experienced Research and Projects Officer (maternity cover) to work with the Foundation’s evidence and policy functions from early 2018. The main purpose of this role is to assist the Foundation and the organisations we support to work effectively and secure impact in our priority areas. You will report to the Director of Evidence and Learning.

You will help the Foundation to deliver a coordinated and proactive approach to work in our key fields of strategic interest. You will work collaboratively with colleagues and external partners and provide information and analysis to help the Foundation to develop new ways of working. You will work on briefings to support the Foundation’s communication and advocacy work.

You will be someone who wants to make a difference through helping the Foundation to understand developments in the areas we are working in. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate strong analytical, communication and relationship-building skills. Experience in planning, design and implementation of projects is important as are the skills required to work co-operatively with a range of people.

We are looking for someone with good organisational skills, strong attention to detail and the ability to work flexibility in a changing environment

This role offers the opportunity to actively contribute to cross-team and multidisciplinary working within the Foundation; and to work closely with colleagues across the organisation and externally on a range of projects in support of the Foundation’s work.

The position will be a fixed term contract to cover maternity leave. We are open to applications for a secondment as well as applications for the post on a fixed term contract.


The deadline for applications is 4pm Tuesday 23rd of January

To apply please visit our website for further information and instructions on how to apply. 

If you are applying for a secondment please make it clear in your application.    

Interviews will take place on Thursday 1st February Paul Hamlyn Foundation, 5-11 Leeke Street, London WC1X 9HY.  

To apply

Please visit our website for further information and instructions on how to apply.

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