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Research Assistant

Are you an experienced researcher looking for a supportive, flexible employer who is making a real difference to people’s lives across the country? 

  • Salary up to £30,688 per annum (pro-rata), dependent on experience
  • 0.6 FTE, fixed term post to 30 April 2021
  • Generous pension contribution
  • 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata)

The Role

Working as part of NDTi’s friendly and growing Research and Evaluation Team, the Research Assistant will support the work of The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded project ‘Evaluating the quality and costs of supported living and residential care for adults with learning disabilities’, led by Lancaster University.

We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant with demonstrable experience of both qualitative and quantitative impact evaluation techniques including fieldwork, analysis and reporting, to join our project team on a fixed-term basis.

You will be able to build and maintain a good rapport with people with learning disabilities, together with their families and support workers and you will have experience of analysing, interpreting and presenting complex data for a range of audiences.

About the Project

The project is being led by Lancaster University in partnership with NDTi, the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre (LSE), Learning Disabilities England and Changing Our Lives.

The Research Assistant will support the work of the project, mainly across sites in Southern England, in collaboration with other members of the research team based elsewhere. The role will largely involve assisting in negotiating access to sites, participating in the recruitment and consent process for research participants and collecting data (face-to-face, by phone and by survey) from participants in the study, family members, support workers and service managers.

Data will be largely quantitative, with some additional qualitative work.  It will also involve liaising with others in the research team to ensure efficient delivery of the study in accordance with research protocols.

Why NDTi?

We can offer a welcoming, innovative and supportive environment where you’ll get to work with like-minded people. We will value your contribution and will offer you opportunities grow and develop your skills. We can offer flexible working arrangements that suit you, alongside a generous entitlement to paid leave and other benefits.

How to Apply

Please follow the links from this page to download:

Please email your completed application documents along with your supporting letter to

The closing date for completed applications is 9:00am on Monday 2nd December 2019.

If you are interested and would like to learn more before applying, please call Anna Marriott or Naomi Harflett on 01225 789135 for an informal discussion.

Short-listed candidates will be invited for selection interviews scheduled to take place on  Monday 16th December at NDTi’s office in central Bath.

Equality and diversity are core to NDTi’s values. In the selection of our staff, we are committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex, disability or religion. We positively welcome applications from disabled people.

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