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Researcher 1- month contract 

Role type1-month contract 

Location: Home-based.  

Salary£25,000 – £30,000 FTE plus benefits. We encourage flexible work opportunities including homeworkingand flexi-hours. 

 

About Social Tech Trust 

Social Tech Trust is at an exciting stage. With a clear purpose to transform lives with tech, an expert team, supportive Board, and a strong portfolio of social tech start-ups, we’re ready to scale our impact. Our vision is a world where social transformation is the driving force behind tech. We’ve already invested more than £31m in almost 800 socially motivated initiatives over the last twelve years. Following a strategic review, we’re designing and delivering a new sustainable business model, which requires developing several new income streams. 

 

About this role 

We are seeking an individual to join us at an exciting time. There has never been a greater need for society to address the growing inequalities that have been accelerated by Covid 19. We need a dedicated individual to build our resource of key data that supports our understanding of social inequalities in our specific interest areas of health, wealth and communities to support the delivery of our strategy.  

This project is anticipated to be an initial 1 month dedicated piece of work. 

At the end of this post, you will have delivered research that enables us to deliver our strategy with an understanding of social challenges, the role tech can play in the solutions and the impact that we want to see. 

Key Responsibilities 

>Targeted research to gain data and insights on the current social environment including data in inequalities, government policy on levelling up, projects underway to address the issues and important policy and legislation announcements. 

>Analysis of the research to identify opportunities and challenges 

>Desk research on recent publications and challenges identified 

>Identifying key potential research partners in the social impact environment, making suggestions for key areas we could develop and work together on 

>Analysis to support our work in programme and partnership development 

 

Key skills and experience 

>Proven research experience is essential, leading study from data collection to analysis 

>Strong written and presentation skills with an ability to identify and present relevant information clearly and succinctly 

>Independent thinker able to manage their own workload with demonstrable ability to deliver to brief, under time pressure 

>Forward-planner capable of prioritising 

>Enthusiastic with a strong desire for social impact and transformation. 

 

This is an exciting short-term opportunity to contribute to our social investment strategy at a pivotal time for our organisation. 

This role would suit a highly motivated individual with experience of research and analysis and a desire to gain experience in social impact. 

 

How to apply 

To apply for the role, please send your CV and a supporting statement (maximum 2 sides of A4) that outlines your motivation for applying to join Social Tech Trust and addresses the requirements set out in the job description. 

Please provide the names, positions, organisations and telephone contact numbers of two referees relevant to this role. References will only be taken with your permission, once your application has progressed to offer stage. 

Finally, please ensure that you have included a contact telephone number. 

Applications should be submitted to Paulina Kowalke at paulina.kowalke@socialtechtrust.org. Add the title of the role that you are applying for in the subject line of your email. 

The closing date for applications is 11.59pm on 28 February 2021.  Please note that we will be reviewing applications and carrying out interviews throughout the recruitment period. Once a suitable candidate had been identified we will close the recruitment process so please don’t delay your application if this role is of interest. 

Commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion 

The Trust embraces diversity, and we want to diversify our team in terms of skills, background and life experience. If you think you could be a good fit for this role, we would love to hear from you. Even if you’re not sure you have the right experience, you can always get in touch and have a chat with one of us. We welcome all applications and particularly those from individuals from racially diverse backgrounds and people with a disability as they are currently under-represented on our team.  We also welcome applications from individuals who reflect the wide range of socio-economic backgrounds in the UK and are especially interested to talk to those that can bring lived experience of social challenges to the team.  

For any questions related to the role, please contact paulina.kowalke@socialtechtrust.org