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Social Research Director - Policy Evaluation

Job description

Agency profile: Australia’s leading social Research Organisation
Our client is Australia’s most successful, and methodologically rigiours social research and evaluation research agency.
Their mission is to advance the understanding of Australian society, and inform decision-making through world-class social research and evaluation, that’s high-quality, accurate and ethically sound. Their insights are grounded in evidence rather than stereotypes or generalisations.
Partnering closely with clients from local government to federal politics and charities they work on topics that matter - education, aged care, mental health, child development, climate change, gender equality, welfare, domestic violence, immigration, and disability services. Their work informs services, shapes social policies, marketing, and campaigns.
The role: Social Research Director – Evaluations
As a Senior Member of the Evaluations Division, you'll take responsibility for leading the design, delivery and implementation of quality important social research/evaluation projects for social organisations, government departments and NGO’s.
Hands-on with all elements of the process, you’ll be equally confident presenting to c-suites as you will be data analysis and running fieldwork:
  • Simultaneously lead, design and deliver evaluation and research projects end to end
  • Design evaluation, mixed-methods, qualitative and quantitative methodologies drawing upon your toolkit - IDI’s, workshop facilitation, focus groups, ethnography, observations, survey design, implementation & desk research.
  • Respond to client briefs, government tenders and writing high-quality proposals
  • Project management, ensuring workflows run to time, budget & scope
  • Client, stakeholder and community engagement
  • Translate data into clear recommendations that inform policy
  • Report writing, contributing to publications & presenting
  • Mentoring, coach and train junior researchers 
 The essentials:
  • 5+ years’ experience in social research, policy development and evaluations
  • Strong qualitative, quantitative and evaluation skills
  • Confidence managing high-profile projects from brief through to delivery
  • Empathy, communication, and an eye for detail
  • Confidence leading client presentations and mentoring juniors
  • A genuine passion for doing good and having a positive impact on society
The agency’s values (Respectful, Ethical, Inclusive, Empowering, Rigorous, and Impactful) are deeply embedded into their culture and benefits:
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Hybrid work from home and office
  • Additional annual leave – up to 2+ weeks
  • Internal & external professional development sessions
  • Study Assistance Program
    Social events from pizza lunches to Christmas parties
To apply, please contact Emily Moser at Resources Group or call me on +61 449 172 882 for any additional questions.
About Resources Group
We are the Leading Global Talent Agency for Insights, Analytics & Data Strategy. Our consultants take the time to truly understand your career aims and are dedicated to providing tailored, impartial advice to find you the very best career move. We have access to an unrivalled and exclusive range of job opportunities with trailblazing agencies and blue-chips across Australia, NZ and APAC.
Resources Group’s Diversity and Equality Policy determines that we submit applicants to our clients on the basis of merit and ability, regardless of race, colour, age, disability, family responsibilities, gender, marital status, nationality, religious or political views or affiliations, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.