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Substance Is Recruiting! Research Analyst

We are looking for a Research Analyst to join our growing team this year.


Do you want to work with organisations such as UEFA, DEFRA, Sport England and Children in Need? Do you want to deliver high quality quantitative and qualitative research that has real impact? If so, Substance has a full time, permanent Research Analyst position available. Great salary, great benefits, working from home anywhere in the UK. Read on.

About Substance

Substance is a research and technology company that works with charities, government, sports organisations, and businesses, with a particular focus on the role of sport, physical activity and outdoor recreation in driving social impact.

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

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.

This will involve working on an exciting variety of projects of national importance. The role will involve research work across our portfolio of projects including research on:

  • The Sport England Club Matters evaluation that Substance is undertaking for Sport England from 2022-25
  • The value of football and volunteering for UEFA
  • The social, economic and environmental impact of recreational sea angling for Defra and Welsh Government (undertaken with Cefas)
  • The Sport England GM Moving LDP
    The Chances youth Social Impact Bond programme
  • The social impact of the Rugby League World Cup 2021
    The BBC Children in Need Curiosity informal science learning programme.

You will be involved in research, administration and analysis of these major research projects. The Research Analyst will assist in delivery of research projects using quantitative and qualitative data gathering and data analysis; delivering research outputs; help prepare research bids and help develop new areas of work. They will work in close collaboration with the Head of Research and other research and technical staff.

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 Wednesday 9th March. Please address to Lauren Ford, Head of Operations.

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