Senior research analyst

Location (UK): Chesterfield office, London office or Homeworking
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
£36,500 per annum (London office-based), £33,500 per annum (rest of UK)
Benefits: Read more about the excellent benefits we offer
Contract type: Permanent
Travel: Some travel within the UK (approximately 1 to 3 times per month), including to London/Chesterfield offices, Research Centres and within the devolved nations
Closing date:
23:59, Tuesday 5 July, 2022

Download the job description and person specification for the Senior research analyst role (PDF, 189 KB).

Through our diversity and inclusion strategy, we have made a commitment to increase the diversity of our charity and we welcome candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We want our employees, volunteers and trustees to represent the broad diversity of the communities of which we are a part.


The Research Impact team provides specialist expertise within the Research Directorate. We provide insight and evaluation of our research which helps the charity tell the story of our impact and supports effective decision-making. You will be a pivotal part of a dedicated team, working across the organisation. We take a creative and proactive approach to seeking out and articulating our research impact through our research impact and evaluation frameworks, which you will help to shape and deliver.

You will work collaboratively to understand how the charity is making a difference to those we are here to serve – people with arthritis; whether that be directly or indirectly through researchers, healthcare professionals, policy makers and other stakeholders.

About the role

This role is critical to our ability to demonstrate our impact. We need someone who can lead specialist tasks and projects that involve the evaluation of research investment. We need someone who can think creatively, works well with, and supports, others and has a good eye for emerging impact.

You will use a range of approaches, drawing on your experience, to scrutinise the research activities, outcomes and impacts reported by our award holders and stakeholders and via other, diverse data sources. Your work will enable us to showcase our impact to both internal and external audiences, increasing our credibility and reach across a range of stakeholder groups. Crucially, your insight will also provide evidence which will support decision-making for future initiatives.

Key requirements

  • A degree or equivalent level of experience in a relevant field.
  • At least two years’ relevant experience using both qualitative and quantitative research approaches.
  • A working knowledge of impact assessment trends, tools and latest thinking, ideally within the health sector or third sector. 
  • Excellent numerical, statistical and analytical skills, comfortable working with research-related metrics.
  • An ability to write concise, clear and compelling analysis for diverse audiences.
  • A supportive, flexible and collaborative approach to team working.
  • Excellent IT skills, including effective database search techniques.
  • An ability to manage multiple projects, with the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.

How to apply

To apply you MUST submit:

  1. a concise, up-to-date CV (max. 2 pages please)
  2. along with this completed supporting statement form (Word, 43 KB) demonstrating how you meet the key requirements set out in the job description and person specification for the Senior research analyst role (PDF, 189 KB)
  3. please include where you’ve seen this role advertised.

Email your completed application by 23:59, Tuesday 5 July 2022 to

We advise candidates to apply early as we reserve the right to close applications ahead of this date.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We do not wish to receive contact from agencies or media sales.


First interviews expected: Week commencing 11 July 2022, to be held via Microsoft Teams.

About us

There are 20.3 million people living with arthritis and MSK conditions in the UK. That’s one in three people, many who live in pain every single day. The impact is huge as the condition intrudes on everyday life – affecting the ability to work, care for a family, to move free from pain and to live independently. Yet arthritis is often dismissed as an inevitable part of aging or shrugged off as ‘just a bit of arthritis’. We don’t think that this is ok. Versus Arthritis is here to change that.

Join us and use your skills, knowledge, passion and energy to help us defy arthritis.

Read more about working for us.

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Versus Arthritis is a Registered Charity No: 207711 and in Scotland No. SC041156.