Head of Research & Insight

Loughborough, Leicestershire
Up to £55k per annum
12 Mar 2019
01 Apr 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Head of Research & Insight

Up to £55k per annum


Have you the vision and experience to lead, manage and develop a world-leading Research & Insight team for one of the UK’s leading children’s charities? 

The Youth Sport Trust (YST) is a 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, which is where your expertise comes in.

As Head of Research & Insight you will ensure we are positioned as the most respected and trusted source of evidence on the power of sport, Physical Education and physical activity on children’s wellbeing, achievement and life chances. We want to be joined by someone who has the energy, passion and vision to lead our team as well as establish and grow our research and development network in the UK and internationally. We will look to you to expand the research and insight services we provide to our key stakeholders. You will ensure we are thought-leading, evidence our impact and help generate income for the charity. You will also extend partnerships to further develop our ability to influence external policies and strategies.

You must have experience of leading and managing a multi-disciplinary research, evaluation, data and insight team. You will be expert in primary and secondary research methodologies and comfortable conducting, and/or commissioning as well as managing evaluations. You will be used to developing R&I strategy to address evidence needs as well as building research collaborator networks. You will also have experience of developing strategic policy plans to influence public policy and thinking. You will be skilled at writing winning research proposals and producing impactful insights too.

An effective people manager, you will have a record of building high performing teams and utilising resources efficiently. You will also possess good communication, prioritisation and influencing skills.

If you relish the challenge of establishing and growing our wider research and development network in the UK and internationally please go to our website via the link and complete an 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 1 April 2019

Interviews: 9 April 2019 in Loughborough

Registered charity number: 1086915

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