Research Officer Belfast, City of Belfast

Sector: Legal

Type: Full Time|Temporary

Research Officer

£50684/annum

Full Time, Legal Vacancy In County Antrim

 

Apple Recruitment are recruiting for a Research Officer, within Social Justice / Equality, on behalf of the NI Assembly.

Job purpose:

Research Officers work directly with Assembly Members and Committees in the production of non-partisan, objective and evidence-based research. Each Research Officer is responsible for authoring research concerning a specific subject area (specialism) within the remit of the devolved powers of the Northern Ireland Assembly. The research produced by Research Officers is routinely published and can involve written, oral and visual presentations to Assembly Committees in open and closed sessions.

Main duties include:

Main duties and responsibilities of the job.

· Engage with individual MLAs, Assembly Committees and the senior secretariat in order to understand their research requirements;

· Retrieve and synthesise information from a wide range of sources, including on-line databases;

· Provide timely, accurate, high quality and impartial research and analysis on social justice issues to individual MLA, Assembly Committees and the senior secretariat;

· Produce a range of research outputs including customised research papers, legislative analysis briefings, and blog posts which are well written, concise and accessible;

· Present research briefings to committees in public session.

· Facilitate public events, such as those which form part of the KESS seminar series;

· Proactively forge and develop links with government officials, external research bodies/communities, and other parliamentary library and research services;

· Work collaboratively and collegially, as an effective team member,

· Contribute to the development of RaISe, including identifying potential new outputs and improved service delivery

· Carry out such other duties, as may be required, which fall within the research business of the RaISe; and

· Comply with the Assembly’s Equal Opportunities and Dignity at Work policies and procedures.

You may also be required to carry out other duties that the Assembly Commission reasonably requires of you

If you wish to apply or would like more information, please email your CV in Microsoft word format to Caroline by clicking on the link below by 10am on Wednesday 1st May. You must also include a bullet pointed synopsis at the top of your CV demonstrating how exactly you meet the Essential Criteria / Desirable Criteria below:

Essential Criteria:

Applicants must meet the qualification and experience requirements set out below:

(i) At least an upper second-class (2:1) honours degree (or equivalent) through which candidates have gained an understanding of the development and analysis of public policy or law making;

and

At least two years’ post degree (or equivalent) work experience of:

a) conducting objective, evidence-based research, requiring the collation, validation and visualisation of a wide range of data (qualitative and quantitative), on social justice/equality issues;

b) producing and delivering evidence-based research briefings on social justice/equality issues to decision makers

Desirable Criteria:

a) A post-graduate degree (or equivalent) (Masters or higher gained via examination or research) through which candidates have gained an understanding of the development and analysis of law or policy relating to social justice issues.

b) At least two years’ post degree (or equivalent) work experience of conducting objective, evidence based research, requiring the collation, validation and visualisation of a wide range of data (qualitative and quantitative), in any two of the following areas: equality; poverty; social mobility; and outcomes based accountability

Further Details:

· Hourly Rate based on £50,684 per annum

· Up to 3 months with possibility of extension

· Closing Date for CV’s to Apple: 10am Wednesday 1st May

If you wish to apply or would like more information, please email your CV in Microsoft word format to Caroline by clicking on the link below by 10am Wednesday 1st May 2024.

Applicants must ensure their CV is accurate and up to date. The CV should include your full employment history inclusive of dates, all academic achievements and full personal contact details.

Please note only applicants that match this criteria can be considered for the role.

Apple Recruitment Services is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Apple Recruitment Services is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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