Research Director

Recruiter
National Foundation for Educational Research
Location
Slough
Salary
£48,817 - £54,948 per annum DOE & qualifications
Posted
10 Aug 2017
Expires
06 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

New opportunity not to be missed. NFER is looking to recruit an enthusiastic Research Director to join the team based in Slough. Joining us on a full time permanent basis, you will receive a competitive salary of £48,817 - £54,948 per annum and the level of appointment and associated salary will reflect qualifications and experience.

NFER, the leading independent provider of education research and insights, is committed to the continuing improvement of education and training for all learners and to providing support for policy makers and practitioners.

- Our robust research, assessments and other services are widely known and used by key decision-makers.

- Our trusted expertise and authoritative insights inform debate on the issues that matter in education.

Our work in educational assessment continues to grow and diversify. Following an internal promotion we are seeking to appoint a Research Director with significant experience of educational assessment, people and project management to join our assessment team to lead the development and delivery of contracted assessment and research projects.

Working with the Head of Contracted Assessments & Research, the Research Director will contribute to the further development of our external assessments project portfolio and its value for our clients, policy makers and practitioners. The post holder will also work closely with NFER's curriculum, psychometrics and research specialists.

This is an excellent opportunity for an assessments expert to develop their career with a leading educational research organisation and a highly successful team.

Outward facing, enthusiastic, proactive and an experienced leader with proven skills in managing people and teams, the successful Research Director will have:

- An understanding of the design and use of assessment systems and tests, educational curricula and qualifications

- Work experience gained in schools or other educational environments

- Experience of working successfully with senior stakeholders and policy makers

NFER is a registered charity and an equal opportunity employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. Benefits of working at the Foundation include 30 days paid leave per year over and above Bank Holidays and discretionary days, generous pension arrangements and good support for staff development.

Our offices are located in lovely grounds close to Windsor and Slough town centres; connections by road, rail and air are excellent; we are within easy reach of the M4 and M40, London Paddington is 15 minutes by rail, and London Heathrow is just 15 minutes away by road.

Applicants for this post should note that it is exempt from the “Rehabilitation of Offenders Act”; further details of NFER's Disclosure & Barring Service (“DBS”) checking procedure are in the attached “Further Particulars” for this post.

Closing date:  Wednesday 6th September 2017

Interviews: 13 / 14th September 2017

If you have an enthusiastic can do mentality and a willingness to challenge yourself in order to push your learning and progress your career as a Research Director please click ‘Apply' below.

No Agencies please, if you are an agency please respect our policy of no cold calling.