Quantitative Research Associate – Survey Coordination
Application close 02-03-2018
Picker is an Oxford-based charity with an international reputation as a key authority in the measurement and improvement of patient experience. Our mission is to make person-centred health and social care a reality for everyone.
Researching and measuring the experiences of patients, service users, and staff are key areas of our work. We develop and run surveys for a wide range of public and private healthcare organisations, as well as national bodies, voluntary sector organisations and international healthcare providers. Furthermore, we conduct original research using qualitative and quantitative social research methods to investigate issues related to people’s experiences of care and organisations’ efforts to improve services.
We wish to appoint a Quantitative Research Associate in Survey Coordination in the Research Division.
The Research Division
The Research Division is responsible for Picker’s research planning and delivery, as well as major survey coordination projects.
The vacancy is situated within Survey Coordination, which is responsible for managing the design, management and analysis of surveys within the NHS Patient Survey Programme (NPSP) and the national staff survey. The programmes are conducted on behalf of the Care Quality Commission and NHS England respectively, and include a range of large scale and high profile surveys that are typically coordinated centrally but administrated locally by NHS organisations. These surveys are amongst the largest of their kind in the world.
Reporting to a Senior Research Associate, you will work on the development and coordination of new and existing surveys. In addition, you will contribute to a range of projects using a variety of survey methodologies, as well as liaising with partners, collaborators, clients and subcontractors.
Quantitative research experience with skills in questionnaire design, research methods, as well as data handling, analysis and reporting, are essential to this role. You should also have prior experience of project management, statistical packages and database use. The ability to work collaboratively, while operating in a self-motivated and independent fashion is key, together with robust written/oral communication skills and attention to detail. You must also be able to apply innovative thinking to identify how new survey methodologies could be beneficial to the organisation and its clients.
How to Apply
To apply, please send a C.V and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your covering letter please describe your suitability for the role. You can download a copy of the job description at http://www.picker.org/about-us/join-our-team/
Closing date for applications is Friday 2nd March 2018.Apply now Download spec