Research and Analysis Coordinator

University of Bristol Students' Union
£26,557 to £30,182 (starting at the bottom of the scale)
Contract Type: 
Full Time
35 hours per week (to be worked flexibly, we will consider part time applicants)
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Designing and delivering cutting edge, impactful research, supporting us to campaign and make change for students. Are you our next Research and Analysis Co-ordinator? 

At Bristol SU we believe that innovative, student-focused research can help us understand and tackle some of the biggest problems facing our members. From the BME Attainment Gap to Student Mental Health and Wellbeing, we have been delivering cutting edge research into the experiences of our members, and using the insights we’ve gathered to make real change.  

We’re looking for someone with the passion to take this work a step further, helping us and the University to fully embed student consultation and research into our work, and ensure our approach empowers our members to make change. You’ll mix traditional research and consultation methods like surveys and focus groups with innovative methods that encourage partnership and co-creation between staff and students.  

You don’t have to have worked in higher education or in a students’ union before. But we are looking for someone who can help us ensure that our campaigns and influencing work is based on credible, robust research to ensure we are always evidence based and data driven. You’ll be a passionate researcher, interested in getting to the bottom of experiences and issues that matter to our members. You’ll want to ensure that Bristol SU is at the forefront of using evidence, evaluation and research to improve our services and support our wide ranging campaigns. You’ll also be experienced when it comes to using qualitative and quantitative research methods and presenting accessible and impactful reports, briefings and communications. 

Our team isn’t as representative of our student body as we’d like it to be so we’re particularly keen to hear from you if you’re Black, disabled, Transgender, working class or have any other marginalised experience. It’s important to us that we diversify our team and that students see themselves represented here. 

If you want to know more about our team or our approach to inclusion, or you’re wondering whether you’d be right for this role, please get in touch via email to: 

What’s the job?  

Role:  Research and Analysis Coordinator 

Hours: Full time - 35 hours per week (to be worked flexibly, we will consider part time applicants) 

Salary: £26,557 to £30,182 (starting at the bottom of the scale) 

Contract:  Permanent  

Closing date:  Monday 1st November, 10am 

Who are we? 

Part business, part charity, part membership body – Bristol SU is a seriously fun place to work.  Our professional staff do something extraordinary every day: we support student leaders to give people a voice in their education, help people get the most out of their student experience and help people make the change they want in the world. We have over 25,000 members, 350 clubs and societies, a huge range of professional services, and a bold strategy to inspire pride in the Union.  

Who are you?  

  • You’ll have experience in co-ordinating and supporting volunteers   
  • You’ll be confident and at home with digesting and analysing policy documents, reports and research 
  • You know how to produce written content for a range of audiences to help translate difficult issues 
  • You’re a natural communicator and keen on the detail 

Why apply?  

We offer lots of great benefits including enhanced pay for parents taking maternity, adoption or shared parental leave, a competitive salary for the non-profit sector, a generous pension scheme and at least 40 days’ holiday. We’re committed to helping you achieve a healthy work-life balance through flexible working and are open to considering requests for part-time working. We provide professional training so that whatever your chosen field of work, with the right mix of challenge and support, you’ll gain fantastic experience, and room to develop and advance your career. 

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are central to life at Bristol SU. We approach our work with positivity and celebrate our diverse and unique communities. Our people are proud of our values and care about creating diverse and supportive communities that are inclusive of age, disability, gender, identity, race, religion, sexual orientation and experience. 

Be yourself, be proud of the work you do and build a career in a place that knows different is good. 


Closing Date: 
Monday, 1 November, 2021 - 10:00
How to Apply: 

Please visit our website to apply via our application portal.

Contact Person: 
The People Team
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