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Join our team: Research Lead

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We have an exciting opportunity to be part of the London LGBTQ+ Community Centre!

We are an award-winning project launched by a team of volunteers in 2017. 

Our mission is to provide London with a sober, intersectional, intergenerational, community centre and café where all LGBTQ+ people feel welcome and supported, can build connections, and flourish. Our vision is for a more connected, belonging and thriving LGBTQ+ community in London.

We are looking for an experienced Research Lead who is passionate about understanding impact and community engagement. This role will lead our next piece of research on the Centre’s impact which will be key to continue raising funds and securing the longevity of the project.

Role description

Title: Research Lead

Contract: 16 hours per week (2 days)

Location: Remote and at the London LGBTQ+ Community Centre

Salary: £30,000 (full-time pa; pro-rata)

Length of employment: 1 year contract

Accountable to: General Manager and Board of Trustees

Key contacts: General Manager

Role purpose and core accountabilities

  • Collect and review feedback from visitors, facilitators and partners
  • Carry out focus groups
  • Carry out 1:1 interviews
  • Analyse collected data to understand the Centre’s impact on the community with a particular focus on wellbeing
  • Produce a research report with all the findings – identifying trends, success stories and challenges, drawing conclusions and recommendations

Requirements and skills

  • An engaging, passionate, energetic human 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proved experience carrying out similar research projects
  • Someone with a deep understanding of impact reporting with a focus on wellbeing
  • Someone who understands community and has experience of diverse LGBTQ+ communities
  • Someone who can work self-sufficiently and in a team environment

How to apply

Send a short cover letter and your CV to [email protected] by 5pm on Sunday 21 January 2024. Applications will only be reviewed if a cover letter and CV are sent.

Please note we may close applications earlier if we receive a large volume of submissions.

Interviews will take place the week commencing Monday 12 February 2024.

The successful candidate will be required to start the week of Monday 4 March 2024.

We particularly welcome applications from trans, non-binary and POC candidates. We are a disability positive employer and we welcome the opportunity to provide reasonable adjustments as defined by the Equality Act 2010 during the interview process and upon appointment. Please inform us if you feel you meet this criteria.

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