TIHR Opportunities

TIHR Opportunities

‘Most of us have jobs that are too small for our spirits.’ We pride ourselves in being the exception to this observation. We are inviting experienced...

‘Most of us have jobs that are too small for our spirits.’

– Studs Terkel

At the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations we pride ourselves in being the exception to this observation. We are inviting experienced researchers, evaluators and organisational consultants to join our team.

  • Are you excited by the idea of working in a multidisciplinary team that will challenge your world view and enrich your practice?
  • Can you work with colleagues as diverse as sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists, psychologists, economists and artists to create positive change?
  • Are you experienced in managing projects and budgets for private and / or public sector clients and understand the complexities of partnerships?
  • Are you a self-reflective individual interested in working in an organisation committed to psychodynamic approaches to understanding organisations and communities?
  • Do you consider yourself motivated to influence and bring about change for the wellbeing of people and groups in our society?
  • Are you a versatile individual who can attend to several and quite different tasks at the same time?

If you have answered yes to one or more of these questions you may be the person we are looking for. We need:

  • a specialist quantitative researcher, with a strong statistical background to lead on quantitative methods. We are looking to this role to provide expertise in survey design and analysis and to lead the development of quantitative skills in the organisation with colleagues from a range of social science backgrounds;
  • an experienced evaluator or researcher, with solid experience of field work and competence with a range of qualitative and quantitative methods. We are looking to this role to work independently and within teams, designing research tools, carrying out field work in a wide range of settings, analysis and reporting. Experience of using theory based approaches to evaluating EU and UK programmes and policies and / or experience with participatory or action research would be of particular interest to us;
  • an organisational consultant who offers an integrated social science based practice in consulting and change, is able to apply this to problems facing the public and private sector in the UK and further afield as well as across the Institute’s growing portfolio of professional development courses.

As we are seeking a number of people, this will be an ongoing process until we find the people we need. This will not be a traditional process, but we will:

  • Acknowledge your application.
  • Let you know if we are interested in taking the conversation further.
  • Invite you in to meet us for an initial conversation keeping you informed at every stage of the progress of your application.

If you are interesting in working with us, please send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@tavinstitute.org explaining why you think you would be a good addition to our team. Please indicate salary expectations in your covering letter. Our salary bands are available on request.

If you wish to discuss one of the roles or get further information about the process, please contact Nick Preston who will be able to help you.

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