Pivotal is looking for a Research and Engagement Officer to join our growing team and work with us on commissioned research projects.
Pivotal is an independent think tank looking at economic and social issues in Northern Ireland. We are ambitious for the future, seeking to promote policy solutions that improve the lives of everyone who lives here. Pivotal is not politically aligned and acts in the public interest for the common good.
Pivotal uses research, data and evidence of what works to influence public policy. We work together with the public, policy makers, politicians, academics, and others. We take a participatory action model approach to research to ensure that stakeholders are involved from early conception to final conclusions.
We engage a wide range of people in debate about public policy, particularly those whose voices are rarely heard. We complete research, run events, facilitate discussions and engage via social media.
We are looking for a Research and Engagement Officer to work on a COVID-19 project with the ESRC-funded International Public Policy Observatory (IPPO), and also on a project concerned with economic and social opportunities for young people in Northern Ireland. Amongst other tasks, the postholder will collect primary data within the community, complete literature reviews, engage in data analysis, and disseminate and communicate evidence amongst the Northern Ireland policy community and elsewhere.
This role is based at Pivotal’s office at Ulster University Jordanstown, although initially will be home-based given Covid restrictions. There will be an expectation of occasional working outside normal hours depending on business need.
The appointment will be made for 12 months initially, with the possibility of extension.
This role is partially funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.
For more information about Pivotal, go to www.pivotalppf.org.
To apply for this role please download a full application pack here including a job description and person specification and an application form.
All application forms including monitoring forms must be emailed to the following email address [email protected]. by the indicated closing date by 12 noon.
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