Opportunity for Study Administrators (associate role)

AlphaPlus is working on behalf of the Department for Education to deliver the International Early Learning and Child Well-being Study (IELS) field trial in schools across England.  This will be delivered on a tablet one by one to 15 pre-selected pupils from each participating school.  For each child, two study days with  60 minutes sessions in each are planned. The study instruments will include different games/riddles reflecting the areas of interest: emergent literacy, emergent numeracy, self-regulation and empathy.

We are currently recruiting a team of study administrators (SAs) to visit schools to administer the trial in March 2024. We are looking for teachers, retired teachers or individuals with experience working in a primary school or experience working with young children.

Prior to the trial there will be a full day’s online training session, which is scheduled to take place in the week commencing 19th February 2024. The date will be confirmed shortly.    

We anticipate that there will be several days’ work for each selected SA, though this may vary depending on the locations and availability of the participating schools.  Availability to undertake this work for a minimum of one full working week is essential. The rate of pay is £180 per day.

All SAs will need to hold a current, valid DBS certificate.  This can either be an existing certificate that is registered on the Update Service, or AlphaPlus will support a new DBS application.   

If you are interested in applying for this role, we’d be very pleased to hear from you. Please email  with your CV and a brief summary of your relevant experience, by Monday 12 February 2024 and we will contact you back.

This is an associate role and successful applicants will be required to sign an associate agreement prior to engagement.

We are looking for SAs who either live in or are willing to travel to Manchester, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, London and the South East, South and South West England. Reasonable expenses will be paid.

Please feel free to share this opportunity with any contacts who may fit the profile and be interested.