Senior Research Officer Jobs Vacancy at Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse Cardiff
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The Inquirys Research Project is a central part of the Inquiry's work. This role is an opportunity to play a major part in the design, management, delivery and quality assurance of research into child sexual abuse. The role holder will be involved in primary and secondary research (both quantitative and qualitative) and manage external research suppliers. The post holder will report to one of four G7 Principal Researchers and be self-disciplined, an excellent communicator and have a demonstrable ability to work as part of a team.
The job holder will be responsible for:
Developing research projects relevant to the work of the Inquiry, assisting the Principal Research in ensuring that it underpins the strategic aims of the Inquiry and that the methodological and ethical approach is sound and appropriate to the particular project.
Contract-managing commissioned research projects, using contract management and project management tools
Supervising and managing contractors and junior researchers in adherence with the procedures and standards required by the Inquiry.
Undertaking appropriate management, procurement and administrative duties related to research projects.
Complying with accepted research ethics at all times and to ensure that all work is compliant with the standards set by the Inquiry.
Demonstrating a flexible and efficient approach in the delivery of work within the Team. The post holder may therefore be required to perform duties not specifically identified in the job profile that are in line with the general responsibilities of the post and relevant duties.
We are looking for:
A proven track-record of delivering high-quality research in fields relevant to the work of the Inquiry.
Knowledge of, and active experience of research in child protection. There should be evidence of research experience gained outside of study for an undergraduate or higher degree.
Demonstrable awareness of ethical frameworks supporting research with sensitive topics and vulnerable populations.
Demonstrable experience of analysing qualitative and/or quantitative research data, using a range of techniques, including use of relevant computer programmes.
Demonstrable experience of writing clear and compelling reports and presentations for internal and external audiences using relevant referencing tools.
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is one of the most important and high profile public inquiries ever established. The work we do reaches into a broad spectrum of institutions including government, health, education and religious institutions. Our role is to identify, understand and learn from the institutional failings that allowed child sexual abuse to happen in the past, and to make robust recommendations to prevent that abuse from happening in the future.
The Inquiry is chaired by Professor Alexis Jay OBE, who is supported by a Panel, Secretary, Counsel and Solicitor.
Notes for candidates
All roles within IICSA require CTC clearance. In most cases, to undergo this security vetting you will need to have been resident within the UK for the past three years. Other checks may also be completed. Whilst DBS is not currently a requirement for this role, due to the dynamic nature of the Inquiry you may be requested to pass a DBS check further into your employment.
This role is time limited, and the reason why the role is for a fixed period is because the Inquiry is a time-limited project. This post is therefore offered on a fixed term appointment basis, or loan for existing civil servants.
If you are an existing civil servant, you will need to ensure you have approval to be released on loan before applying, this also applies if you are currently working for the Inquiry on a loan basis and you must seek approval from your parent department before applying. You will be appointed on inward loan and subject to the terms of the agreed inward loan agreement. For Home Office staff this post is offered on voluntary transfer terms and no excess fares for travel to work or allowances will be payable.
For candidates already working within the Inquiry only, it may be possible to remain in your current office.
QualificationsMA/MSc (or higher) in a relevant subject area, or research experience equivalent to a Masters degree.
CompetenciesWe'll assess you against these competencies during the selection process:
- Collaborating and partnering
- Delivering at pace
- Making effective decisions
- Seeing the big picture
PensionsCivil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.