Senior Research Officer

Worcester, Worcestershire
£26,241 - £27,978
23 Sep 2021
17 Oct 2021
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Job Title: Senior Research Officer
Salary: £26,241 - £27,978
Full-Time: 35 Hours
Location: Worcester
Temporary: 12 Months

The Role

Worcestershire County Council has a fantastic opportunity for a well-qualified and enthusiastic person to join the Research Team and support the work of the council as a Senior Research Officer.

This will be a varied role, where the successful candidate will work on research programmes using appropriate quantitative and/or qualitative techniques to inform decisions on the design and delivery of council services, including the response to and recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

The successful candidate will have significant experience of providing meaningful forward-looking research and analysis to inform decision-making, which could include evaluation, forecasting, consultation, policy or market research. You should have experience of managing projects with multiple priorities and presenting results to senior managers.

Proactive, independent and forward-thinking, it is essential that you can demonstrate an analytical approach to problem solving, high level communication skills (both verbal and written) and that you are able to understand, interpret and convey complex findings to both operational and strategic audiences.

You must be able to work effectively with staff at a variety of levels, inside and outside the organisation. Your IT skills will be excellent, and you will be able to work in a structured way without supervision to meet deadlines. You will be highly motivated and keen to develop your own skills, knowledge and techniques as required.

We are proud to offer flexible working as standard, so that you can split your time between the office and home. The role is based at County Hall, Worcester with some potential for remote working


In return, you can look forward to:

• 25 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays
• 35-hour working week, with flexible working, including remote working opportunities
• Commitment to ongoing professional development and training.

Disability Confident

We are inclusive – this is really important to us and we are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer.

There are 7.6m working age people who have a disability or health condition. We’re tapping into this talent pool. 

If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please let us know. 


Please find the Job Description and Person Specification attached.

Please write your submission with consideration for the essential and desirable criteria on the Person Specification. This should include examples why you should be considered; the experience, skills and knowledge that you would bring to the post.

Application Closing Date: Sunday 17th October 2021
Anticipated Interview Date: Friday 22nd October 2021

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