Feb 16, 2021

Join our UK Europe team as a Research Assistant

  • London- U.K. location
  • Full-Time/Part-time: appointments of 0.7+ may be considered

The Role

CEI has offices in London, Australia, and Singapore. We’re expanding our UK & Europe team and have an opportunity for an exceptional candidate to fill the role of Research Assistant.

This position will play a key role in our work in the UK and Europe, as well as connecting with our global teams and projects by contributing to the conduct of evaluation, implementation and evidence synthesis projects. The Research Assistant is responsible for desk-based and fieldwork research that may include the collection of quantitative and qualitative data, data analysis, conducting literature searches and evidence reviews (screening, data extraction and providing summaries). There will be other administrative and project support tasks such as assisting in the preparation of reports, presentations and funding proposals and the organisation of events.

Key Capabilities

You’ll be able to demonstrate outstanding skills in these areas:

  • Proven skills in conducting qualitative and quantitative research particularly in evaluations, including data, collection, analysis and report writing, and use of statistical analysis packages
  • Proven skills in systematically searching for and synthesising research evidence
  • Proven ability to form positive relationships and work well with colleagues, practitioners and service users
  • Strong conceptual, analytical, problem-solving and organisational skills, and a demonstrated ability to show initiative and solve problems
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out project work to a high standard within tight timelines
  • Proven ability to form positive relationships and work well with colleagues, practitioners and service users
  • Willingness and ability to expand your research skills and experience across substantive practice areas

Just as importantly, you’ll be someone who has;

  • A strong sense of social justice, professional ethics and commitment to evidence-based practice
  • Awareness of key principles and frameworks from implementation science
  • Excellent communication, written and interpersonal skills
  • An ability to collaborate well with multi-disciplinary teams and with a range of professionals, service users and colleagues
  • A willingness to work in a fast-paced environment and manage your work to meet deadlines
  • throws themselves into new challenges and new topic areas
  • High levels of motivation and energy, a self-starter with lots of initiative
  • Wants to see evidence make a difference


  • An undergraduate degree in psychology, social work, social policy or related discipline
  • Post-graduate qualifications are also desirable

Diversity and Inclusion at CEI

We are committed to improving outcomes for communities who are facing adversity through leveraging the best available evidence. We value diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds, and with lived experience of the social issues our work addresses and in the communities we aim to serve.

What’s in it for you:

  • An agile, flexible and stimulating work environment
  • Supportive team with strong culture and camaraderie
  • Opportunity to work for an impact-focused organisation
  • A competitive salary, plus contribution to pension
  • Excellent working conditions, including 25 days annual leave

To apply for this role, please submit your CV plus a separate statement of not more than 3 sides of A4 demonstrating how you meet the key selection criteria to cei.hr@ceiglobal.org

Applications close COB Monday 1st March 2021

Position Description – Research Assistant PD UK Feb 2021

Please note: CEI operates in the UK under the company name CEI Global UK Limited. The Centre for Evidence and Implementation (CEI) is founded by Save the Children Australia. Being a child-safe organisation, all employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, and sign our Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct.