Researcher (education)

Nesta Researcher
Location London, UK
Application deadline 20 May 2019
Contract type Fixed term
Hours Full-time
Salary Circa GBP30,000 plus excellent benefits inc flexible working
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Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society. Nesta is based in the UK and supported by a financial endowment. We work with partners around the globe to bring bold ideas to life to change the world for good.

Through its Innovation Programmes team, Nesta supports people and organisations that are developing ideas to solve big social challenges, from social entrepreneurs and creative digital start-ups, to schools and established charities. Our work in education is focused on looking for ways to prepare young people for good jobs in the future by testing and growing approaches to teaching skills for the future, and supporting schools and teachers to make more effective use of technology.

The role

This key role will see you deliver insightful, compelling and actionable research that can be incorporated into tools and disseminated through a variety of media, as well as designing and delivering new action research and experiments to expand Nesta’s presence in diversity and inclusion in innovation.

Key roles and responsibilities

  • Help to advise innovations we are working with, or giving grants to, on evaluation and drawing out evidence of impact
  • Support the development of new programmes which make the most of your research insights
  • Curate and organise events to connect with academics, educators and technology producers
  • Keep abreast of data and technology developments which may have implications for Nesta’s research programme on bringing diversity into technology and innovation
  • Support the delivery of other programmes, campaigns and initiatives under the Fairer goal

Experience and skills

What we are looking for a natural collaborator, with a history of working alongside different stakeholders to deliver projects. You will be comfortable using a range of research techniques, including desk-based literature reviews, horizon scanning, action research, and experiments. You will also have strong quantitative data processing and analysis skills, where a sound knowledge and experience of data analysis is especially desired, while excellent organisational, prioritisation and communication skills, both verbal and written, are vital.

How to apply

For further details about this post, and to apply, please visit the link below.
Closing date: 20th May 2019, 8:00am
First interviews will be held w/c 10th June 2019.