Project Learning Researcher

Salary: £11 per hour (above London Living Wage currently £10.55)
Hours: 2 days (14 hrs) per week for one year (extension to 2020 and 2021 is highly likely) with flexible working arrangements.
Location: Bethnal Green (Tower Hamlets), with frequent time spent in Clapton Park Estate and Kingsmead Estate in Hackney

About the project and role
The Young Foundation is partnering with King’s Park Ward Moving Together to recruit a team of community researchers to explore and understand how far the Moving Together project is having a positive impact on local residents in Clapton Park and Kingsmead estates. This information will help to develop priorities for spending Sport England funding jover the next 3+ years.

This role is ideal for people interested in ensuring that Moving Together reflects what is important to local people, those who are already active in local community activities or would like to be, and those who want to get more involved.

We are looking for people who live in, know or are connected with Clapton Park of Kingsmead estates in King’s Park Ward, Hackney. We want to involve people from all different groups and communities in the area in the project, including people from  a range of different backgrounds, different age-groups and people who speak languages in addition to English.

What are we offering?

  • Two days per week for one year. Extension of the contract to 2020 and 2021 is highly likely.
  • Flexibility of working hours and days, with the possibility of evening and weekend work (to be agreed)
  • £11 per hour, 7 hours per day
  • Training in community research and evaluation methods, such as research ethics (safeguarding and consent), how to approach and engage other local residents, survey data collection, qualitative research methods, and data management, sharing and storage. Later on in the project, the Community Researcher will also be trained in participatory video methods.
  • Ongoing line management, a personal development plan and opportunities to participate in Young Foundation events and activities, such as regular ‘lunch and learn’ sessions and staff away days and socials.
  • An opportunity to get to know more about your local community, meet new people and have fun
  • Great experience and skills for your CV or simply an interesting experience!

How to apply

If you are interested please send a CV and complete this short application form and send to

The closing date for applications is Thursday 30th May at 17:00.

Interviews will be held on the 5th or 6th June in King’s Park Ward, Hackney.

For any questions about this role or the application process, please contact Amanda Hill-Dixon: / 020 8980 6263

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.