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Research in Practice is a not-for-profit organisation that is part of the Dartington Hall Trust. As an equal opportunities employer, we are committed to supporting, engaging and developing our staff. 

Please see our current opportunities below.


Research Assistant

We have a vacancy for a Research Assistant to support RiP and RiPfA’s primary research and evaluation activities across the children’s and adult’s social care sectors, helping with the organisation of data collection and analysis across a national portfolio of evaluations and projects. The suitable candidate will have a good understanding of research methodologies and experience of collecting, processing and analysing both qualitative and quantitative data, including through thematic analysis of interview evidence, such as through thematic coding frameworks and/or QDA tools (e.g. NVIVO, MAXQDA).

RiP and RiPfA conduct a range of large and small evaluations across the sector, as well as supporting our network of partners in their own internal evaluation activities via workshops and the generation of resources. This results in a diverse portfolio of work and multiple simultaneous projects. The successful candidate should therefore have the ability to work as part of a busy team and manage their own work load.

For more information on this role, including a downloadable copy of the job description and how to apply please visit: https://www.dartington.org/research-assistant/

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Become an Associate

We are always looking for research, policy and practice experts who want to work with us as Associates on a freelance basis.

Our Associates are great facilitators, skilled researchers, people with evaluation skills, experts on a particular topic within social care, social work practitioners, experienced writers, or a combination of all of these.

If you would like to become an Associate, please send us your CV along with a covering letter highlighting your skills and experience and examples of your work (if relevant) to ask@rip.org.uk.


Evaluation Associates

Can you design high quality social care research or evaluate existing data sets to find out if a social care intervention is improving the lives of people who access services?

We are looking for researchers and evaluation professionals with experience of working with quantitative data and statistics to join the network of Associates working with Research in Practice. As a freelance Evaluation Associate you will work on projects to design and conduct research into social care.

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