Director of Research and Evaluation

Very Competitive
05 Aug 2016
26 Sep 2016
Full Time
Contract Type

Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) is the leading charity in Britain committed to minimising gambling-related harm. As an independent national charity funded by donations from the gambling industry, RGT funds education, prevention and treatment services, and commissions research to broaden public understanding of gambling-related harm and inform public policy. The aim is to stop people getting into problems with their gambling, and to ensure that those who do develop problems receive fast, effective treatment and support.

RGT is currently seeking a Director of Research and Evaluation to lead and develop our extensive research programme. You will not only commission a blend of academic and operational research, but you will also be a strong communicator who can explain its findings to our diverse stakeholders.

RGT spends up to £1.5 million each year to commission research from academics, institutions, charities, and commercial organisations.  Projects are commissioned by the RGT’s independent Research Committee, primarily to deliver a research strategy determined by the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board – the Gambling Commission’s expert advisory panel.  However, RGT funds additional research to further its charitable goals, including support for PhD students.

You will have extensive experience across research methodologies.  A detailed specialism or experience in gambling research is not a requirement, but you should be interested in the study of gambling, and the prevention and treatment of gambling-related harm and what such research means in practice for policy-makers, regulators and operators.  Published reports and an outline of ongoing research are available on our website.

Benefits include;

•         25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

•         6% employer pension contribution

•         Private health insurance

We welcome applications from everyone who has the necessary skills, qualities and experience to apply, and value diversity in our team. We are also willing to consider flexible working arrangements.

For further details and to apply, please visit

Completed applications should be received by 17:00 on Monday 26th September 2016.