[Job p/t] National Autism Society, Social Policy Researcher, ??27.4-32k pro rata, clos 9 April 2012 #policy

National Autism Society

Social Policy Researcher
http://www.autism.org.uk/working-with/job-vacancies/social-policy-researcher.aspx??

We are the charity for the 500,000 people in the UK with autism and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better and fairer world for people with autism.

About the job

  • Salary:????27,419 – ??32,049 pro rata
  • Contract:??part-time, three days??per week
  • Location:??Islington, London
  • Closing date:??9 April 2012

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Policy and Campaigns Team to undertake social policy research to help evidence our policy and campaigning work. We need to ensure that as we work with and lobby key stakeholders, including civil servants, MPs and Ministers to improve policy and legislation for children and adults with autism, we are using the most robust evidence to make our case.

With at least two years' experience in managing research projects and with knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative research methods, you will also work with colleagues across the UK to help inform the organisation wide research strategy.

Key responsibilities include:

  • scoping and conducting time-limited research projects from conception through to dissemination of findings; using both qualitative and quantitative methods and statistical analysis as appropriate
  • conduct environmental analysis to identify economic, social and political trends that may affect people living with autism and the services they use
  • conduct cost benefit analysis into the impact of specific Government policies on people living with autism
  • work with colleagues to support our academic network and its associated programme of seminars; and to support the development of NAS research strategy.

For more information about this job please contact Sarah Lambert on 020 7903 3769.

How to apply

To apply for this role, send a CV and a supporting statement, no longer than one page of A4, outlining skills and knowledge you have which are??relevant to the role, and why you would like to work for The National Autistic Society (NAS).

Please send CVs and supporting statements to??recruitment@nas.org.uk.

Closing date: 9 April 2012
Interviews: 23 April 2012

Applications are sought from all suitably qualified sections of the community but particularly welcome from those with a diagnosis of autism or Asperger syndrome.

The NAS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and adults who use our services and as such expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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