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17th September 2019
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Salary £22,000 to £32,000 depending on experience and qualifications
Closing Date: Monday 7 October 2019 at noon

AlphaPlus is seeking an enthusiastic individual to act as a researcher supporting a range of research and evaluation projects as a member of the research team, which undertakes mixed methods research in UK and international education.

This role is suitable for holders of a first class or 2:1 honours degree with a significant component in statistics, who can also offer professional experience as a statistician/quantitative researcher in the education sector, preferably with an assessment focus. A master’s degree in research methods or statistics would also be suitable. Candidates must also have strong GCSE and A Level results, including A Level Maths at grade A or B. High level Excel, SPSS and/or R-statistics skills are essential and further training and development will be provided. Basic project management, understanding and a willingness to work flexibly (including on non-statistical project activities) within a team are also essential.  The role is full-time, Monday to Friday, based in Castlefield, Manchester, and also requires some national travel working in company and customer offices.

For an informal discussion about the vacancy please contact Andrew Boyle, Director,, tel. 077968 267 58.

Application instructions

Click on the links below to download the job description, person specification and application form.

Job description and person specification
Application form

Send the completed application form together with a CV and covering statement to Consideration of your covering statement is a critical component of the shortlisting process. Your covering statement should set out how your knowledge, skills and experiences meet the requirements of this role with close reference to the job description and person specification. You should draw on examples from your current or previous roles or from other relevant situations (such as activities outside work).

AlphaPlus is an equal opportunities employer with an inclusive approach to recruitment, selection and employment. Demographic details will be requested as part of our monitoring process but will not be used in our selection criteria. Applicants are requested to download and complete the equal opportunities monitoring form and return it to

No agency applications.