Research Assistant

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 28 Nov 2021

BookTrust is the UK's largest children's reading charity. Working with every local authority and across every region in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and supported by Arts Council funding, we reach over 3 million families a year through schools, health visitors, libraries and other partners. This incredible network helps us to get children excited about reading from an early age. We know that children who read are happier, healthier, more creative and do better at school.

As an organisation we are going through a period of innovation and transformation due in part to COVID-19 but also as we are rolling out a new organisational strategy. Our new strategic objectives create exciting opportunities for us to improve our work with children and families in greatest need.

The Research and Impact team is growing and we are looking for several new team members including a Research Assistant (see below for detailed job description.)

This is a brilliant time to join BookTrust’s innovative and collaborative Research and Impact team. We are working hard to improve our understanding of and engagement with beneficiaries and partners, to increase and measure the impact of our work and to support evidence-based decision making across the organisation.

To apply please send a copy of your CV to along with a covering letter showing how you meet the person specification and your motivations for applying for the role. In your cover letter please also be sure to cover this specific point:

Data analysis is an important part of this new role at BookTrust. In your application outline a recent project where you have conducted data analysis to inform a decision or recommendation. Please provide an overview of this project, your role in it and how it informed a decision or recommendation.

Your covering letter should not be longer than two sides.

Want to join us? Find out more about who we are at:

Closing date: Sunday, 28th November 2021 at 9 pm.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity

We aim to provide an inclusive recruitment process and actively welcome applications from diverse talent pools: BAME candidates, candidates with disabilities and long-term conditions and candidates from underrepresented communities.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and want to ensure we have an accessible application process for all candidates. If you need any reasonable adjustments or would like us to do anything differently during the application process, please contact our HR team on or 020 7801 8855/8856 to discuss your requirements further.

BookTrust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The recruitment and selection process reflect our commitment to safeguarding therefore, the suitability of all prospective employees will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment, and pre-employment checks.

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