Principal Researcher Vacancy

Job title: Principal Researcher

Salary: £47,000-£55,000 per annum, plus benefits

Location: Bethnal Green, London

Contract: Permanent – Full Time (35 hours/ week) preferred; Part-Time 28 hours/ week considered


The Young Foundation is looking for a dynamic Principal Researcher to take a key role in the delivery of our new research strategy. We are looking for someone who can shape and deliver useful, cutting edge research and evaluation, make a substantial contribution to growing our research portfolio through business development, and help to grow and develop the research team.  This is a key position, working closely with the Director of Research to deliver a broad range of research projects and raise our profile externally as producers of useful, innovative and creatively shared insights.

The role would suit a motivated self-starter with strong experience in mixed-methods research, with a passion for the work we do, and a deep understanding of the issues we tackle. Methodological expertise in evaluation and participatory approaches will be of significant benefit. You will have a strong track record in producing high quality, impactful publications and a creative flair for communication.

How to apply

Please send your application to including:

  • Your CV
  • A covering letter setting out how your skills and relevant experience relate to the person specification (no more than 800 words)
  • A link to 2-3 research outputs on which you have been the sole or lead author, which demonstrate a variety of styles/ formats

The closing date for applications is 30th January 2019, at 9am.

First interviews will take place on Monday 4th February with second interviews on Monday 11th February 2019.

For any questions about this role or about the application process, please contact Human Resources on 02089806263

We regret that we will only be able to reply, and give feedback, to short-listed applicants.

You must have the right to live and work in the UK. Non-­EU nationals who require a work permit in order to take up employment will not be considered.

The Young Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.