Do you want to work with organisations such as Children in Need, UEFA, DEFRA and Sport England ?

Do you want to deliver high quality quantitative and qualitative research that has real impact – for young people and others? If so, Substance has a full time, permanent Research Analyst position available. Great salary, great benefits, working from our dynamic city centre office base or from home, anywhere in the UK. Read on.

About Substance

Substance is a social research and technology company working to understand the social impact of sport and physical activity, youth development and outdoor recreation. We work with many types of organisations including major charities in youth and sport, local and central government and national and international sports bodies.

Our core team is made up of experienced social researchers, technologists and programme managers, each with their own specialisms. We share an ambition to make organisations that do good have a greater impact.

Substance is based in Manchester but, with flexible working policies, has staff employed all over the UK.

About the Role

We are looking for an individual with a postgraduate degree or similar experience in social sciences or similar discipline who is highly motivated to deliver impactful applied research. The successful candidate must have experience of working within a research department or organisation, and ideally have knowledge of social impact and the sport, youth and/or recreation sectors.

The Research Analyst will help acquire, lead and deliver research projects in close collaboration with our growing research team. We are looking for someone with excellent quantitative and/or qualitative research skills to improve our data gathering and analysis. The successful candidate will have some knowledge of the youth, sport or outdoor recreation sectors and will have the opportunity to collaborate closely with clients, leading some project work. They will undertake research design and deliver research analysis and outputs. They will also be involved in identifying new opportunities and preparing bids. There are excellent opportunities for professional development and progression, and we are looking for someone who can help the team develop.

Remuneration package

£28,000 – £35,000 basic package depending on experience plus 25 days annual leave per year, working from home flexibility, key lifestyle benefits, pension scheme and regular social events.

Application Process

Please send:

  • A covering letter, outlining why you want the position and your current position.
  • A CV.
  • A completed application form showing specifically how your experience and skills meet the competencies outlined in the job specification.

These should be submitted via no later than 5pm on Friday 24th June 2022. Please address to Lauren Ford, Head of Operations.

If you would like to know more about, or discuss the post, contact:

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