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Quantitative Analyst

National Foundation for Educational Research


Posted 2 weeks ago

Advance your career in a respected charity focused on educational research as a Quantitative Analyst at NFER.


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£41000 - £46000

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Slough/York, UK - Hybrid or Remote

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Organisation summary: Join the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), a leading independent charity dedicated to improving education systems in the UK and globally. At NFER, you'll be part of an organization that values positive impact over profit, offering a collaborative and flexible work environment that champions diversity, inclusion, and professional growth. You'll have the opportunity to contribute to meaningful research that shapes educational policy and practice, making a real difference in the world of education.

Role Summary:Lead quantitative research within mixed methods projects that directly influence education policy.Manage quantitative research projects, ensuring timely progression and high-quality outcomes.Analyze data, prepare reports, and ensure quality control for diverse audiences.Build and maintain client relationships and manage project-related communication.Develop innovative research solutions and contribute to proposals.Represent NFER at external events to promote research and stay updated on industry trends.

Role Requirements:Degree with a focus on quantitative methods or equivalent experience.Experience in quantitative research in education, social policy, or international development.Proficiency in statistical software (STATA, SPSS, R) and MS Excel.Self-motivated with a consistent track record of meeting deadlines.Strong verbal and written communication skills, with report drafting experience.

Why NFER? Benefit from a competitive salary, generous pension, extensive holidays, professional development support, flexible work arrangements, well-being activities, and potential visa sponsorship.

Join NFER as a Quantitative Analyst and contribute to our mission of supporting the development of education systems in the UK and around the world. As a Quantitative Analyst at NFER, you will shape and design research and evaluation projects that address pressing education policy and practice questions. Your work will involve working with primary data and analysis of secondary datasets, contributing to both UK and international education and development initiatives.

Key Responsibilities: •Lead the quantitative elements of mixed methods research projects, ensuring the analysis addresses research questions and client interests. •Manage small to medium-sized quantitative research and evaluation projects through their lifecycle, overseeing progress, risk, budget, and quality outputs. •Prepare, share, and quality-check reports and other outputs for various audiences. •Communicate effectively with clients and stakeholders, managing relationships and addressing issues promptly. •Contribute to the development of innovative research and analysis solutions, and support the proposal development process. •Represent NFER at external meetings, conferences, and events, promoting our research and gaining insights into market and methodological developments.

Requirements: •A degree with a strong focus on quantitative approaches (e.g., economics) or equivalent professional experience. •Proven experience applying quantitative research and evaluation methods to education, social policy, and/or international development. •Proficiency in statistical software (e.g., STATA, SPSS, or R) and MS Excel. •Ability to work autonomously and meet deadlines consistently. •Strong verbal and written communication skills, with experience drafting reports and publications.

Why NFER? At NFER, we prioritise making a positive impact rather than pursuing profit. We are a respected independent charity recognised as a trusted source for education resources, research evidence, and insights worldwide. We foster collaboration and flexibility, allowing you to tailor your work approach to meet customer, team, and personal commitments effectively. We are committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion, promoting fair employment practices and equal opportunities for all within our organisation.

We offer our Quantitative Analyst: •Competitive salary, ranging from £41,000 to £46,000 •Generous pension scheme •42 days’ holiday per year including Bank Holidays + additional discretionary days •Excellent support for continued professional development •Flexible working arrangement from day one including access to an office and working from home (the team come together once a month) •Lots of well-being and social activities •Skilled Worker visa sponsorship (if applicable)

Application Process: We encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities, and we are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences, and abilities. If you meet 70% or more of what we’re looking for on the job description, please still apply. We understand not everyone will meet all the requirements, but you might have skills we didn’t know we need. We are reviewing applications regularly as part of an ongoing recruitment process. If you would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us and we will discuss how we can assist.


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