Education Research Specialist, Greenwich

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £37544 (roles based in London will also receive £3,000 London Weighting Allowance)
Contract term: Permanent



The link between low income and low academic attainment is greater in the UK than almost any other developed nation. Children eligible for free school meals are less likely to get good GCSEs and go on to higher education. This makes it more likely they will struggle throughout their lives, widening social inequality. It’s a cycle that we’re determined to break.

We work with thousands of brilliant teachers, schools, universities and partners in England and Wales and we are seeking an exceptional Education Research Specialist, to join our Research, Strategy and Performance directorate in London.

The Research Specialist will lead the way for Teach First being evidence driven. This role ensures that the design and delivery of Teach First programmes is led by the latest research in the education sector and informed by practice on the frontline. This role will develop and conduct research projects to ensure that Teach First has the greatest impact on disadvantaged pupils.  Colleagues across the organisation will be reliant on this role to access the latest research to guide decision making, at an operational and strategic level. This role will also lead on generating and collating evidence to inform the design of the curriculum for our teacher training and school leadership programmes. 

You will have recent experience within education either as a Teacher, School Governor or Education Consultant and the ability to engage with and understand research in terms of the design of programmes and Teacher Development.

Along with the satisfaction of knowing you are working for an organisation who are making a real difference, you will also receive £37,544 per annum & excellent benefits. Roles based in London will also receive £3,000 London Weighting Allowance.

The day when no child’s future is limited by their background is coming, yet, there is still more to be done. Join us and help us ensure every child in the UK has a fair shot at achieving their ambitions.

More about TeachFirst
Address: National Office & London - Local Area Office, 6 Mitre Passage, Greenwich, London, SE10 0ER, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 3862 8000
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Teach First is an independent educational charity, Reg. No. 1098294, established in 2002 to directly address the problem of educational disadvantage.  Now in its eighth year, Teach First has already changed the lives of thousands of young people...