Research & Insight Manager

Youth Sport Trust
West Midlands Region
17 Feb 2018
17 Mar 2018
Sport & Leisure
Contract Type
Full Time
Research & Insight Manager Circa GBP35,000pa Loughborough The Youth Sport Trust (YST) is a children's charity passionate about building a brighter future for young people by harnessing the power of sport to enhance wellbeing, build leadership and raise achievement. We are committed to growing our existing research and insight capacity and capability and are currently recruiting for a Head of Research & Insight, a Research & Insight Manager, and a Data & Insight Analyst, to join our existing evaluation and insight specialists and data analysts. As Research & Insight Manager, we are looking for a research professional to capitalise on our research and insight activities and ensure our position as the most respected and trusted source of evidence on the power of sport, PE and physical activity on wellbeing, achievement and life chances. You will manage and oversee the development of our research and insight work to underpin our organisational strategy, thought leadership, innovation, delivery, fundraising and wider influencing priorities. You will also ensure we continue to provide high quality monitoring and evaluation of our projects and organisational activities. This will involve creating frameworks, systems and processes to improve the efficiency, quality and consistency of our work; and the development of data analysis tools and outputs to help us effectively prioritise and target resources. We want someone to join us with the energy and vision to build relationships with universities and research councils, other research and delivery partners, as well as identify and pursue opportunities to generate income through our evidence, research and insight capabilities. In addition to helping develop a high performing team you will bring expertise and experience in health, wellbeing or sport research, or social science more broadly. Your technical abilities will be complemented by strong people management, with experience of leading and managing a multi-disciplinary research, evaluation, data and insight team. You will have used primary and secondary research methodologies for conducting, and/or commissioning and managing evaluations as well as involved in the development of logic models and research briefs. Expert at sourcing, analysing and summarising data and research, you are adept at presenting findings to diverse audiences. You ideally have experience of SNAP survey software or similar. If you have the experience and expertise to ensure we continue to impact positively on the lives of young people, please visit our website via the link and complete our online application. Youth Sport Trust positively welcomes and seeks to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment. We encourage applications from all candidates regardless of age, race, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or nationality. Closing Date: 10am on 4 April 2018 Interview Date: 12 April 2018 in Loughborough Registered charity number: