Research Assistant

Job Title: Research Assistant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: United Kingdom
Reference: 27
Contact Name: Caroline Ivory
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Job Published: February 05, 2016 13:43

Job Description

Job Title: Research Assistant
Contract: Full Time, Permanent
Remuneration: £20,000 pa plus benefits
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire

ACS (Association of Convenience Stores) is the voice of over 33,500 local shops across the UK. As the industry’s leading trade body, ACS campaigns on behalf of retailers on a range of issues, including business rates, product regulation and employment; and works to reduce burdens on the industry across a number of areas. As part of our activity, we have developed a number of research projects which inform Government and the industry on the state of the convenience sector, including the industry leading Local Shop Report which is now in its fifth year.

The Research Assistant’s role is to support the Head of Communications and Research in delivering the ACS Research strategy. The Research Assistant will be responsible for delivering analysis of existing ACS research, reviewing and prioritising external research and researching new areas of potential research for ACS.

Skills Required

  • excellent academic record to at least undergraduate degree
  • demonstrable experience of data analysis
  • experience of working with SPSS to clean and manipulate data
  • experience of presenting data effectively
  • strong communication and presentation skills

Personal Attributes

  • interest in modern UK, EU and Devolved political issues (desirable)
  • able to deliver high quality work to tight timeframes
  • an understanding and empathy for the local shop sector
  • excellent team worker
  • excellent IT skills

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