Information & Desk Research Manager

Location: Slough

Circa £35,000 depending upon qualifications and experience
Contract: Temporary until 31 March 2019

NFER is a not-for-profit organisation and the leading independent provider of education research and insights, working to create an excellent education for all children and young people.

About the role of Information and Desk Research Manager

The role will lead desk research projects and services as part of the Centre for Research Planning and Knowledge Management. In the role of Information and Desk Research Manager, you’ll:

About you

As an experienced, versatile and logical desk researcher or information/knowledge/policy professional, you’ll be able to demonstrate:

About us

NFER is the UK’s largest independent provider of research, assessment and information services for education, training and children’s services. With an income of £18 million and 210 staff, we are a registered charity whose purpose is to make a difference to learners of all ages, especially to the lives of children and young people, by ensuring our work improves the practice and understanding of those who work with and for learners.

We undertake around 200 research projects every year, spanning all sectors of education and children’s services. We provide high quality, evidence-based research for policy makers, managers and practitioners. Our unrivalled experience enables us to offer a wide range of services and information sites, making NFER a one-stop-shop for anyone interested in education and improving children’s lives.

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. Free parking, 30 days paid leave per year, over and above Bank holidays plus additional discretionary days, good support for staff development and generous pension arrangements.

How to Apply

Applications should be made using NFER’s standard application form and returned to

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 25 April 2018

Registered charity no. 313392.