Director of Research

Expiring today

20 Jun 2019
18 Jul 2019
Harris San
Job Discipline
Insight, Market Research
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time
The Research Director is a newly created, exciting role aimed at developing and delivering the Charity's research objectives. It is a vital key executive position within the Charity responsible for research and evaluation projects within our clinical service.

Client Details

The client is a national charity based in Staffordshire.


The key responsibilities for the Director of research include:


Plan, design and prepare a range of research activities to support the design, development and continuous improvement of all charity's services

Review, monitor and analyse historical and new data owned by the charity to produce robust evidence-based conclusions

Engage with staff at all levels across the organisation to enhance evaluation, audit and research activities

To participate in multi-disciplinary clinical discussion and review of clinical activities/caseloads as related to service evaluation, audit and research activities

Lead on a wide range of research activities including recruiting participants for external collaborations

Develop and implement collaborative research projects with external partners and stakeholders, developing and maintaining strong working relationships.

Develop internal research projects, liaising with local University Research and Development Departments

Work closely with the Clinical Team to implement and maintain effective and robust systems for data collection, management, analysis and reporting

Generate testable research questions, design and carry out research studies, analyse both qualitative and quantitative data, create formal reports, literature reviews and produce journal publications

Produce tables, fact sheets, graphs and reports for presentation in monthly board meeting and ad hoc as and when required

Liaise with the charity's Communications Team to support and deliver evidenced-based news stories, impact reports and internal communications.


The successful candidate will be:


PhD or demonstrable evidence of equivalent training and experience. A Qualification in Psychology, Neuroscience or other related scientific field would be beneficial
* Extensive research experience with experience in leadership roles
* Experienced in cross discipline research initiatives and collaborations
* Prior clinical and/or research experience in autism or related developmental conditions
* Experience working in the charity/third/non profit sector is desirable
* Knowledge of regulatory, ethical and contractual research requirements
* Proven track record of analysing data and producing reports

Job Offer

Competitive salary + benefits