The Donkey Sanctuary – SOCIAL RESEARCHER (GLOBAL)

Closing date for completed applications: 12.30 Wednesday 27 June 2018.

We now have an excellent opportunity for an experienced individual to join our Research team. Able to demonstrate excellent working knowledge of qualitative research techniques and research approaches, you will provide expertise and guidance to support the establishment and progress of projects involving social research. The Research & Operational Support department work to improve understanding of the donkey and mule, and the impacts these animals have on humans and the environment globally, by supporting, funding or carrying out scientific studies with global partners.

You will play a key role in working with collaborating staff, researchers, students and institutions and will provide hands on expertise and guidance on the appropriate approaches and tools to support the social and qualitative research requirements of the organisation. You will ensure working practices are carried out to high scientific and ethical standards to ensure quality research proposals, programmes and reports are delivered.

A postgraduate qualification in a relevant field (e.g. social sciences, international development, human geography) and an appropriate university degree, together with excellent analytical and research skills with experience in the design and management of large scale, complex projects, are essential, as are excellent communication, interpersonal, organisational and IT skills, and Proven ability in writing and presenting scientific papers.

If you feel you have the qualifications, skills and experience to fulfil this varied and rewarding role, and would like to be part of the evolutional program of change currently taking place within the charity, we would love to hear from you. Based in Sidmouth, Devon within an area of outstanding natural beauty, this is a full-time, 12 month fixed term contract working 37.5 hours per week.

For more information about this role please download our Application Pack. Please download the Word document to complete your application on a computer (preferred option) or, print the PDF form to complete your application by hand.