Toynbee Hall - Research Manager

Research Manager 

Accepting applications from: 19.12.18 – 17.01.2019
Role type: Full Time
Hours: 35 hours per week
Contract type: 12 months in the first instance (with potential of extending)
Salary: £32,000 up to £38,000 if you have extensive experience of delivering Participatory Action Research.

• Are you passionate about using research to solve social problems?
• Are you enthusiastic about co-producing research with local communities?
• Are you interested in exploring innovative approaches?

If your answers are yes, we are inviting you to apply for a new Research Manager role at Toynbee Hall. Toynbee Hall is a charity in East London and we are looking for a passionate colleague to lead on Participatory Action Research and grow our research portfolio.

Role Description

We have recently consolidated our evaluation, research and policy work within a single Directorate of Policy, Innovation and External Affairs. Working with the Head of Research and other colleagues, you will:
• Design and deliver our research addressing the barriers to, and solutions for, improving the lives of people in our communities;
• Help secure necessary resources, work with community peer researchers and manage volunteers to deliver high quality research;
• Develop and maintain strong relationships with a wide range of relevant stakeholders to create opportunities for research partnerships, promote our learning externally, and increase our impact.

Your role will be to build on the success and learning of our existing Participatory Action Research and continue growing our research portfolio. Wherever possible and appropriate, you will use Participatory Action Research in our work. Community members will be co-owners of the research projects, not just participants. You will co-design and co-produce research with peer researchers; provide them with sufficient training and support so they have the confidence and skills to collect and analyse data and disseminate findings.

You will start with two Participatory Action Research projects related to housing. You will recruit and work with 20 peer researchers to address issues of community safety and integration and explore how young private tenants (aged 18-30) would like to be supported in order to secure their tenancy.

For more informationabout this opportunity please find the Job description below.

To apply please submit your completed application form to

Please note:
The closing date for this oppportunity is 17th January 2019, 9am.  
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 23rd January and Friday 25th January 2019.

Please click here for application form