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Click here (2h56:20) to hear her opinion on the changing face of the young vote.
Duration: 3 Months
Planned Start date: Monday 13th May (with some flexibility)
Pay: London Living Wage (£8.55 per hour)
Application Deadline: 6pm on Wednesday 1st May
We are looking for a bright, enthusiastic hard-working person who is interested in pursuing a career in research or communications. The role will involve providing logistical and administrative support for discrete research projects alongside conducting a small amount of the research and analysis involved in our projects.
• You have an excellent academic record.
• You have graduated or completed postgraduate studies in the last two years.
• You have taken an interest in extracurricular activities outside your studies and paid employment to date.
• You can use MS Power Point, Word and Excel to a high degree of proficiency.
• You have excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
• You are willing to work flexibly, including evenings.
• You must be legally entitled to work in the UK.
• You have completed a research methods module as part of your undergraduate degree course or postgraduate studies.
• You have some experience of conducting research using qualitative and/or quantitative methods (including in an academic context).
How to apply
If this sounds like you please send us your CV along with a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In your covering letter please include a 200-word statement on why you are the right person for this role. Please cite an example of your ability to work as a self-starter and an example of how you are able to manage a project.
Your CV and covering letter must be sent together in one file, clearly labeled with your full name.
Shortlisted candidates will be notified on Friday 3rd May 2013
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th May 2013
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BritainThinks was commissioned by the Museums Association to conduct a programme of deliberative research into public attitudes to museums and, in particular, their potential purposes and role in society.
Based on a series of six day-long deliberative workshops conducted across the UK, the research is intended to inform and enrich the sector’s thinking about the future of museums and contribute to the development of the Museum Association’s Museums 2020 Strategy.
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British Future in partnership with BritainThinks has convened a Citizens' Jury with residents in Eltham to get under their views of education, policing and race-relations in the area, as well as the country as a whole, 20 years on from the murder of Stephen Lawrence.
Two generations of residents contributed to the process: those the same age as Stephen would be today and those the same age as he was at the time of his murder. After a two-day process of deliberation residents were asked to present their solutions to the issues raised to MPs and students from schools in the area.
In this article featured in Market Leader magazine, Deborah Mattinson explain how in today's economic climate trust is more important than ever for consumers.
Click below to read Deborah's article, reproduced with kind permission from Market Leader.
The Big Litter Inquiry will involve two Citizens’ Juries in England with the aim of setting priorities for reducing litter and developing some practical ideas for meeting those priorities. BritainThinks will be designing and delivering this programme and will make use of a range of techniques including innovative co-creation approaches.
Erica Purvis from Keep Britain Tidy said “We appointed BritainThinks because they have great experience in designing and delivering Citizens’ Juries on a wide range of topics. Their approach is thorough and imaginative and will help us to develop clear priorities and an action plan rooted in the reality of community life”.
Ben Shimshon, Founding Director of BritainThinks, said “We are delighted to be working with Keep Britain Tidy on the Big Litter Inquiry – the quality of public spaces is a key contributor to community wellbeing and this is a really interesting opportunity to involve the public in designing solutions.”
Ofgem has commissioned BritainThinks to conduct a multi method programme of qualitative research to further their understanding of the needs of the most vulnerable energy customers. BritainThinks will be talking to a diverse range of customers about their experiences of Priority Services Registers – lists held by energy companies that entitle vulnerable customers to special services and help – to help inform and update their Consumer Vulnerability Strategy. The project is set to include qualitative group discussions and ethnographic interviews.
Deborah Mattinson commented: “ Many vulnerable customers have complex needs from an energy provider. We are delighted to be working with Ofgem on this important project to help identify those needs and help develop strategies for managing them”
Deborah gives her views on the promsied EU referendum and what it could mean for the Conservative Party. Click below to read her article published in Public Affairs News magazine.