Closing date: 30th November 2020 at 11.30 pm
Interview date: w/c 14th December 2020
Do you have excellent analytical skills and a good understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods and their appropriate application? Then join Shelter as an Assistant Research Officer and you could soon be playing an important role at the heart of our thriving Research team.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change - with individuals, in communities, across society - and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
Part of our Campaigns ,Policy and Communications Division, Shelter's Research team develops innovative research, analytics and insight to identify opportunities to influence, drive policy change, evaluate the impact of our services and inform the organisation's strategic direction. As well as carrying out a range of work to identify the nature and causes of housing and homelessness problems, we also try to understand and anticipate future trends by analysing government policy and economic data. Evaluating Shelter's performance as a service provider and campaigning body is part of our remit too, so you can look forward to plenty of challenge and variety.
About the Role
Working closely with colleagues in the Research team, you'll play your part in a range of research projects in support of Shelter's strategic priorities. We'll also rely on you to provide research support to the wider division and wider organisation, to ensure Shelter uses data and research both innovatively and accurately to maximise impact. Developing ideas for new projects is an important aspect of the role too, as is presenting your research findings at conferences, seminars and training events. And, when it comes to undertaking analysis on a range of government and independent data sources on housing and homelessness, the economy and Shelter's work, again, we'll count on you to deliver.
To succeed, you'll need a good understanding of, or a willingness to develop knowledge of, housing and homelessness issues. You'll also need a proven ability to interpret and analyse statistics and proficiency using Excel. Creative, innovative and commercially aware, you have what it takes to communicate influentially and confidently with a variety of audiences and build a network of good relationships. What's more, you enjoy working collaboratively for the good of a business and are keen to develop a thorough understanding of Shelter and the wider sector.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We're here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone's business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.
Shelter promotes equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We make employment decisions by matching business needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities),gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We also encourage applications from people, who have been homeless or have been at risk of homelessness. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.