Scrutiny Research Assistant - Scrutiny, Performance & Improvement
Reference no: Cardiff 526760
[temporary, but potentially long term role, subject to extension by the client]
Where this vacancy is based:
What’s involved with this role:
The post involves supporting the Scrutiny Research Team with a wide variety of research tasks in support of the work programmes of Scrutiny Committees.
To contribute to the delivery of a comprehensive Research Service for Scrutiny.
To assist Research Team members in designing, conducting and managing specific research projects central to the work programme of Scrutiny committees.
Support Research Team members in managing complex research projects.
To assist in carrying out complex qualitative and quantitative research using primary and secondary information sources as appropriate.
To design small scale and less complex research projects under supervision.
To use both qualitative and quantitative approaches to undertake small pieces of work and carry out analytical tasks under direction.
Assist with secondary data collection for qualitative and quantitative research projects (including reviews of data and literature using resources such as specialist resource books, the internet and various libraries when necessary).
Assist in carrying out primary qualitative and quantitative research. (for example, helping organise and run focus groups and in-depth interviews; transcribing interviews; contributing to the overall design of surveys; recruiting samples; mailing out of large scale surveys; developing and maintaining of databases; collating and tracking of data; conducting follow up work to increase response rates; clustering and coding of data and carrying out initial analysis).
To check information/evidence for accuracy and validity, e.g., checking interim research reports.
Assist with report writing and presenting research findings.
Be responsible for dissemination of research findings to research participants and a wider audience.
Support a Principal Research Officer in maintaining and developing the Members Library.
N.B. – If, when replying, you fail to quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. your application will be AUTOMATICALLY REJECTED.
Giving yourself the best chance of success:
Please make sure that your CV is up to date and explains any gaps in employment.
Your CV must cover the “Essential Requirements” (see below) of the role, including any CRB details and other qualifications called for.
Your CV should also state that you are available to start work immediately OR at short notice.
WE CANNOT USE INFORMATION IN COVERING LETTERS, SO YOUR CV MUST WORK AS A STANDALONE DOCUMENT We recommend that you consider sending us (see * below) a suitably ‘tailored’ CV for each role that you apply for, listing somewhere near the top of your CV any key skills, experience and qualifications that relate specifically to this vacancy.
“Essentials” – The following requirements must be highlighted on your CV itself and NOT in a covering letter:
UK working experience
Availability to work – CV should state either
immediate or at short notice Educated to degree level with a strong research methods component
Some direct research experience (for example: desk research, survey work and/or writing of reports based on research findings)
Microsoft Office skills
Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:
Any local authority experience
Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for
Client: Public sector organisation
Division(s)/Disciplines involved: Scrutiny, Performance & Improvement
Anticipated Length of Assignment: All of our roles are technically temporary, though opening assignments can be and often are, extended by clients on a longer term basis. This opening assignment is for 2 months.
Hours per week: 35-37 (tbc) Monday – Friday, normal working hours
Please do not contact us requesting progress updates.
We read every CV sent to us, but due to high volumes are not able to respond to all unsuccessful applications, particularly where CVs do not address the “essentials” requested. You will, however, always hear from us by email if we are able to take your CV forward to the next stage.
Please note that we check all ads at least once per day to ensure that the underlying roles remain live.
*If you wish to send a CV through to us that has been modified for this particular role then, as an alternative to applying on line, you may email it straight through to:
…….but you must always remember to quote the reference number for the job in question, without which we will be unable to match your CV to the vacancy, given the number of applications that we receive each day. Please do note, however, that if the vacancy is no longer showing on the site it will no longer be live and you won’t necessarily get a reply from us if that is the case.
Triumph Consultants Limited