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- London, UK
- Full-time employment
- Posted on 15 Sep, 2018
- Start date:
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- £ 20,000.0 per year
Our clients include the University of the Arts London, Nature, The British Council, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Pearson, The Open University, LEGO Education, City University of London, City & Guilds, BBC Active, the Royal College of Nursing, King's College London, The Guardian and many others.
We are a successful, high quality supplier, with customer satisfaction ratings averaging 4.7 out of 5 this year. We were also finalists in two categories in Education Investor Consultant of the Year award this year.
Now we’re on the hunt for a two new roles to join our friendly team at our well-connected office in Central London’s vibrant Islington.
The role provides a great opportunity to get involved in every aspect of a variety of different research projects, from set up through to end deliverables, which will provide you with a breadth of experience and allow you to develop unique specialisms. This includes the following responsibilities:
- Recruiting respondents across our research projects
- Conducting qualitative interviews with a range of different respondents types, including students, employers, teachers, parents as well as high level stakeholders in educational organisations across the UK and internationally
- Playing an essential role in the set up and running of focus groups
- Desk research using online sources and social media
- Building quantitative eSurveys using SNAP survey software
- On-site fieldwork at national and international conferences
- Getting to grips with analysis software such as Atlas.ti and Q
- Involvement in the analysis and reporting of both qualitative and quantitative data
- Creating presentations
- Project management
- Editing and proof-reading
As part of our small research team, you’ll play a crucial role in the daily running of projects. The work is project-based, fast changing and challenging, but we won’t throw you in at the deep end, our young team of 16 permanent researchers are always here to provide you with the training you need and help out with your questions.
We believe in investing in your education too, with many training sessions and sponsorship to complete the MRS Certificate to support your career development. We'll even give you £200 / year to learn about the subject of your choice outside work, which employees have used in the past to learn a language and study fashion journalism.
The right candidate would likely be a graduate with strong communication and organisational skills, a good command of excel and word, confidence on the telephone, a positive attitude and readiness to learn new skills. You'll have a decent maths & English GCSE and good attention to detail. You'll have enjoyed the research elements of your undergraduate degree and have an interest in education, publishing, health and/or media. Prior experience in qualitative or quantitative research is desired, but not essential.
Editor and writer (21 hours a week)
This part-time role provides a fantastic opportunity for someone who enjoys writing and editing to make an impact on many parts of our activities from our marketing and social media presence, to proposals, research tools and final reports.
You'll be well organised with great communication skills, a good eye for detail and a strong grasp of grammar, punctuation and spelling. You’ll be happy juggling different tasks and won’t be afraid of working to a deadline. An interest in the education sector is a definite advantage.
This is an evolving role that could perhaps be fitted around study, child-care or other caring responsibilities. Typical tasks might include:
- Editing proposals, surveys, reports and presentations
- Having an active role in the scheduling of work requiring editing
- Writing copy for our website, case studies and other marketing materials
- Working with other members of the team on our social media presence
We offer an open and inclusive corporate culture. You’ll be given the opportunity to try out new ideas, take responsibility and work independently within a supportive environment. You’ll also be encouraged to make positive suggestions to help refine our existing processes.
The education sector is one of the fastest growing and dynamic areas of the economy and one which is ever changing. This creates an interesting environment in which to work, and one that is full of opportunities.
Diversity and equality
Shift Learning is committed to encouraging diversity. We aim to create a culture that respects and values each other’s differences, that promotes dignity, equality and diversity, and that supports individuals to develop and maximise their true potential.
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About SHIFT LEARNING
Shift Learning is a market research and usability consultancy based in London. We specialise in the following areas:
* Education market research
* Medical market research
* Publishing market research
* Website research and user testing
Who are our clients?
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