England, Essex, Chelmsford
£30000 - £36057 per annum
19 Jan 2021
16 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full time


Permanent, Full Time

Up to £36,057

Location: Chelmsford

About us

At Essex County Council, what we do impacts the lives of over 1.4 million residents. We work hard to meet our residents' needs - from protecting vulnerable children, to helping older residents remain independent; from improving quality of life through better public health, to unlocking economic opportunities across our towns and cities. We need to take decisions based on meaningful insight and high-quality research. This is where you come in.

About you

As a researcher, you're the link between our insight and strategy. You'll provide our senior leaders with insight into the needs of residents and communities, and evidence on 'what works' in meeting those needs. Your work will inform strategic thinking and the decisions we take on how we use taxpayers money.

You will interpret a wide range of rich qualitative and quantitative data, commission primary research and engage directly with citizens. As you build strong relationships across our business functions, you'll get to grips with their requirements and develop the research projects that help them realise their goals.

You'll also provide expert advice across the board to make sure our research and analysis always meets our high ethical and methodological standards. We'll look to you to develop new approaches and ways of working, bringing to life an 'evidence first' culture throughout the council.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

We're looking for people with experience in primary and secondary research and evaluation, including both qualitative and quantitative methods. You may have relevant qualifications or be qualified by experience - either way, you'll use a variety of research tools and methods to understand people's views and experiences. But we also need people who can put this across in a way that's compelling and easy to understand - using evidence to tell the story for senior decision-makers and stakeholders.

In return, you can look forward an excellent rewards package, as well as flexible working and long-term career opportunities.

Apply and next steps

To apply please submit your CV and a Supporting Statement via the Working for Essex website.