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Top job! Head of Research and Insight

  • Full time
  • £60,632
  • Hybrid: Dunfermline
  • Closing 18th June 2024

  • Advertised from 29th May 2024


Carnegie UK is excited to be recruiting for a new Head of Research and Insight to join our senior management team and champion the role of high-quality, mixed-methods research and analysis in advancing collective wellbeing.

We are a charitable trust and have been working to improve wellbeing in the UK and Ireland for over 100 years. We seek to influence public policy and practice at a systemic level, building on robust evidence and research to argue for change.

In 2021 we published our new strategy which updated how we work. We are focussed on improving collective wellbeing: ensuring everyone has what they need to live well now and in the future.

Our dual strategic aims are to tackle threats to wellbeing and to put wellbeing at the heart of decision making. We are looking for someone with the skills and experience to help us identify and answer the right questions and to build a compelling body of evidence and policy insight in support of these aims.

This is an opportunity for a proven researcher to work at the interface between data, research, public policy and practice to help generate useful insights. The post holder will work across the UK and Ireland, building relationships and helping us to understand and advance the kind of policy and practice changes needed to make a difference to people’s lives.

We are looking for someone with demonstrable research experience and a track record of effective and inclusive management to join our team and help us articulate what we need to know, and what the evidence is telling us. We expect that the successful candidate is likely to be a generalist with significant mixed-methods experience, excellent quality assurance practice and a desire to learn more about wellbeing.

Carnegie UK offers a flexible and supportive working environment and exceptional terms and conditions. We operate a 35-hour working week and provide 5 paid days each year for volunteering. We aim for staff to spend two days a week together in Andrew Carnegie House in Dunfermline but recognise that this may not always be possible every week.

If you have the experience we are looking for and want to help build and lead a new in-house research and analysis team, then we’d love to hear from you.

Application notes

For a conversation about the role, or to submit your application, please contact Lucy Smith at

Applications should take the form of a CV and covering letter, setting out why this role excites you and what you believe you can bring to Carnegie UK.

Key dates:

Closing date: 18th June

Shortlisting: 20th June

Selected candidates complete online personality assessment tool: w/b 24th June.

Psychometric feedback: w/b 1st July. Candidates will be invited to book a suitable online slot.

Interviews: 9th and 10th July.

Interviews will take place at our office in Andrew Carnegie House, Dunfermline. An online interview can be arranged for any candidate unable to attend in person.

Please indicate in your application if you would be unavailable on any of the dates set out above, we will do our best to accommodate you.

Please see the recruitment page of our website for an information pack

Carnegie United Kingdom Trust

Registered Charity No: SC 012799 operating in the UK

Registered Charity No: 20142957 operating in Ireland

Incorporated by Royal Charter 1917

Andrew Carnegie House, Pittencrieff Street, Dunfermline, Fife, KY12 8AW