The Institute for Social and Economic Research wishes to appoint a Survey Officer to assist with a range of core survey tasks in the development and implementation of the Understanding Society: UK Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS).
Understanding Society tracks changes in people’s lives over time – following everyone from an initial sample covering 40,000 households across the UK. It plays a pivotal role in generating data that enables researchers and policymakers to understand the changing lives of people.
Duties of the Role
The successful candidate will be involved in designing questionnaires, fieldwork operations, liaising with sub-contracted fieldwork research agencies, aiding and supporting researchers working on the project, assisting with testing of computerised questionnaire scripts and with the production of survey data and documentation. In designing the surveys, you will use a variety of software, including the survey design programmes Colectica and Qualtrics. You will also liaise with the Data team to ensure questionnaire and data specifications match and address any issues, and work with data users to identify potential content development.
A full list of duties and responsibilities can be found within the job pack.
Qualifications and Skills required
This post is open to candidates from any disciplinary background but candidates should hold a relevant masters or higher degree or have equivalent experience in survey operations. Candidates should have the capacity to learn new methods and computer programming.
Candidates should have interests in survey methods, developing innovative survey design, and the improvement of survey quality. You should also have a proven ability to carry out complex work requiring attention to detail, and to produce high quality work within deadlines. In addition, you will have the proven ability to communicate with multiple stakeholders to determine and carry out project goals.
Applications are welcome for full-time and part-time hours where applicants are able to work a minimum of 0.8 FTE (28.8 hours per week). Please state clearly on your application form the contract type for which you are applying, and how many hours per week you wish to be considered for if applying for part-time.
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