Strategic School Improvement Fund (SSIF) Project
Salary: Scale J £30,785 - £32,486 pa
Fixed term contract to August 31 2019
Full time (37 hours per week, 52 weeks a year)
Starting as soon as possible
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a research associate (impact and evaluation) to join us, working on our Strategic School Improvement Fund (SSIF) Project, based at our Curriculum Centre in Norwich.
This is a new project, funded by the Department for Education, working in collaboration with research partner schools across the East of England, led by the Inspiration Trust. The project aims to investigate the impact of a knowledge-rich primary curriculum on the reading abilities of Year 4 students over five academic terms.
The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, inspiring, and able to demonstrate their knowledge and experience in analysing data, producing reports, and adopting a collaborative approach. Recent experience of quantitative methods of data analysis and the ability to undertake analysis to write up research to a high standard is essential. An aspiration to publish scholarly research is also important to this role.
Candidates need to have a PhD or Masters in education, psychology, sociology, or a cognate discipline. Familiarity with benchmark reading tests and research on classroom practices, teaching, and learning would be beneficial.
To apply for this role please complete the online application form at www.inspirationtrust.org
Closing date for applications: Friday, October 27 2017
Interview date: Thursday, November 2 2017
Inspiration Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All staff appointments are subject to satisfactory references and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks. We are an equal opportunities employer.