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Researcher and Data Analyst Role

We are recruiting for a Researcher and Data Analyst.

London Plus is a small charity making a big difference. This is an opportunity to contribute to the work of an organisation which supports the full range of charities and community groups in the capital.

We are working with Charity People to recruit for this role. To view the role and apply, visit Charity Job website.

About the role

  • £40-45,000 depending on experience
  • Fully remote with office option in London
  • 35 hrs per week with a 4 day week option
  • Work the hours you wish and lots of benefits

‘This is an opportunity to help contribute to something special for London. You will be joining our small and agile team working on vital issues to help communities across the city. We welcome applications from all sectors; the important thing is that you enjoy and are fascinated by analysing data, and are passionate about the potential for this to bring positive change for all Londoners. If you are ambitious and relish a challenge, we would love to hear from you.’ (Martin Brookes, CEO).

If you are an experienced data analyst or researcher with strong data skills, this is a dream role! We are searching for a great communicator who is looking for the dream opportunity to work autonomously with a fantastic established network and team to produce information and reports about meaningful work being done in London.

London Plus has good links with policy makers in the GLA and London Councils, as well as funders (our funding comes from , the , and ). Strong connections and credibility help LP build understanding, partnerships, and develop solutions.

These networks help provide both hard as well as soft ‘data’. There is less analysis and scrutiny of, and limited data about, the voluntary and community sector than other parts of the economy and society. LP help plug this gap by gathering data from networks and beyond to better understand and serve the needs of the sector.

Principal Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • To identify, collect and produce data, research and insights from the voluntary and community sector across London
  • To help develop and implement a qualitative and quantitative data and research strategy for London Plus to support the sector
  • To work with a range of organisations on studies that inform and influence the work of the sector and public policy
  • To maintain and develop partnerships with organisations which have a focus on data and research about London (including GLA, London Councils; local authorities; 360Giving; Superhighways; DataKind UK; Centre for London and other think tanks; universities)
  • To work with other organisations to influence research programmes and increase the focus on the role and work of civil society in London
  • To identify and promote the use of tools that can help organisations across the sector to collect and use data
  • To advise and assist members of London Plus networks to identify, prepare and present data for publication
  • To work with other organisations supporting data literacy across the sector

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
  • Knowledge of social science research methods, analysis of research data and processes involved in publication of outputs
  • Knowledge of packages such as R, Power BI, Excel, or Python
  • Experience collecting and analysing quantitative and qualitative primary or secondary evidence
  • Experience writing reports and research findings
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong organisational and workload management skills including the ability to prioritise own work and reprioritise when necessary
  • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and persuasively verbally and in writing, to different audiences
  • Good critical thinking skills
  • Consistent attention to detail
  • Competent IT skills
  • Ability to work independently

If you want a fantastic place to work and put your research, analysis and reporting skills to use for the good of the non profit sector in London, please do get in touch.

Please email your CV to lucy@charitypeople.co.uk for more information.

The closing date for applications is 25th November 2023.