Are you interested in a career in the third sector? Are you passionate about improving the quality of health and social care?

Do you believe that the people using healthcare services should play an integral part in developing and improving them? Do you like the idea of working for an organisation that is committed to making a difference to patient experience & well-being?

If the answer to these questions is yes then a career at Picker could be for you.

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Senior Research Associate – Research Division

Applications close on 27-07-2018

Senior Research Associate – Research Division

£28,372 – £37,830 per annum plus benefits

About Picker Institute Europe

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 Senior Research Associate 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 Division undertakes quantitative and qualitative research on person centred care and the measurement of patient experience. Our portfolio of work includes a mix of longer-term development work and shorter projects, focused on the rapid delivery of high quality evidence and resources.

We work with policy makers to provide evidence that supports the development of national and local strategic and operations polices. This includes consultancy type work to rapidly generate or synthesise evidence on new and emerging policy priorities.

The Division delivers a portfolio of projects within a wide range of market sectors, including research on children and young people’s experience of healthcare, partnering with charities and research with more vulnerable groups.

This role

Reporting to the Head of Research, you will responsible for delivering a range of research and/or survey projects using a variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods. You will be responsible for delivery results to various audiences, including clients, stakeholders, collaborators, and members of the public. In addition, the post holder also supervises one or more Research Associates.

Proven extensive experience in quantitative and/or qualitative research, as well as excellent project management skills, specifically in survey research projects, are essential to this role. You should also have prior experience of writing proposals, tenders and quotations and forming, developing and maintaining relationships with clients and other external stakeholders. Demonstrable supervisory or line management skills are essential, together with a high level of competency in Microsoft Office and the ability to work collaboratively within your team and the organisation.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a C.V and covering letter to In your covering letter please describe your suitability for the role. You should review a copy of the job description at before applying for the role.

Closing date for applications is Friday 27th July 2018

For further information about the role, please contact Sarah-Ann Burger, by email in the first instance:

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