Senior Research and Assessment Posts in International Education

Based in our Slough office but with extensive international travel likely

Salary in the range £40,360pa - £54,243pa; appointment on scale to reflect qualifications and experience.

Do you want to make a difference to the world’s children and young people?

Do you want to be at the forefront of exciting new developments at a leading education charity?

NFER is seeking talented, passionate people to join our growing international team. We are especially interested if you have experience of working in low income countries and have specialist expertise in assessment, research, education data or evaluation.

NFER has a 70 year track record providing evidence to improve education policy and practice. You will be joining a highly respected organisation, working alongside leading experts in educational assessment and research.

We are recruiting to senior positions in the team, either at Senior Research Manager or Research Director level, depending upon the skills and experience of the successful candidates. Regardless of level, the person appointed will have the opportunity to:

Educated to degree level, candidates should have at least three years’ experience applying their educational research or assessment expertise to the developing world. Experience of working with senior stakeholders and policy makers, and an understanding of the need for evidence and knowledge to inform their decision making, together with experience of winning and delivering donor-funded education research or evaluation are essential.

Candidates with experience of directing multiple projects and leading proactive business development, and who have a strong profile in the international development community, additional consultancy expertise, and the ability to work with uncertainty and turn high level ideas into firm projects and outputs will attract a salary towards the top of our salary range.

Whilst not essential, we are also interested to hear from individuals with foreign language skills or experience of working on DfID funded projects and/or in Eastern Africa or Southern Asia.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity please call Ben Durbin on 01753 637334.

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.

Applications should be made using NFER’s standard application form and returned to hr@nfer.ac.uk or by post to:

The HR Department, NFER, The Mere, Upton Park, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 2DQ.

Closing date: 09:00 GMT on Friday 21 April 2017
Interviews: 24 and 25 April 2017

Applicants for this post should note that it is exempt from the ‘Rehabilitation of Offenders Act’ and will need to provide a satisfactory DBS Certificate; further details of NFER’s Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checking procedure are in the attached Further Particulars for this post.

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