Senior Research Officer (Belfast / 67k)

Job Description

Job description

A leading Public Sector employer based in Belfast are currently recruiting a Senior Research Officer to join their team on an initial 6-month contract basis. This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of Northern Ireland's most recognisable employers.

What's in it for you?

  • Salary - £65,051 -£67,024

  • Initial interim contract

  • No weekends

About your next employer

The Senior Research Officer (SRO) is a member of the Research and Information Service (RaISe) Management Team (RMT). Three SROs, the Senior Statistics Officer (SSO) and the Head of RaISe form the RMT and are responsible for the delivery of professional, evidence based and non-partisan research and information services to the Assembly and the Assembly Commission. The SRO leads a team of research and information professionals that provide the core subject expertise pertaining to the Assembly's legislative and scrutiny responsibilities. SROs are responsible for ensuring the delivery of evidence-based research analyses that are routinely published and delivered orally in open Committee sessions.

About you

  • Honours Degree (minimum 2:1 classification) or equivalent

  • At least 5 years professional experience as a researcher or professional information provider

  • Experience of managing research tasks

  • Professional experience of making oral presentations based on their research

What you'll do

  • Manage one of the five RaISe teams, including responsibility for managing research and information demands and the delivery of evidence - based research analyses and information products that support the Assembly's legislative and scrutiny responsibilities.

  • Effectively manage the team's staff and resources including; planning and delivering the team's forward work programmes comprising; the Executive's Programme for Government, Committee inquiries, Private Members' Bills, Executive legislation, plenary business and Member enquiries

  • Plan, balance and allocate team workloads through establishing workplans based on engagement with Committee Clerks, Assembly Commission management, departmental officials and/or MLAs regarding a range of issues, including; the Executive Programme for Government, the Executive's legislative agenda, Private Members' Bills, the Assembly's Order Papers, Assembly Committees' forward work programmes and MLA enquiries.

  • Proactively identify, nurture, forge and create appropriate networks to support RaISe service development through establishing links with government officials, external research bodies/communities, and other parliamentary library and research services

  • Plan, manage and deliver bespoke training programmes to MLAs, party support staff and assembly Commission staff

To apply today contact Ethan Boylan in the strictest confidence.