Research Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,323 – £30,250
  • Hybrid: Glasgow or Edinburgh
  • Closing 7th August 2024

  • Advertised from 4th July 2024
  • 37 hours per week


Are you passionate about supporting LGBTQ+ young people and research? Can you update and develop a long running research project? Can you gather, analyse and report on large volumes of qualitative and quantitative data?

Join our vibrant team of staff and volunteers delivering high quality youth work services supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer young people right across Scotland.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative person to join our Policy, Participation and Research Team – impacting across Scotland.

Based in Glasgow or Edinburgh, you will:

  • Review the last cycle of our ‘Life in Scotland for LGBT Young People’ research project and prepare for the next iteration in 2027
  • Work internally to improve data collection and reporting
  • Work externally with partners to represent the charity

This is a fantastic opportunity to be at the forefront of LGBTQ+ research in Scotland.

We want to hear from you if you have:

  • A passion for running large scale research and reporting on findings – with a fine eye for detail
  • An understanding of LGBTQ+ identities and the key issues facing LGBTQ+ young people – or a willingness to learn this
  • Confidence to deliver, working alongside a diverse team within a nationwide charity.

Application notes

Closing Date: Wednesday 7th August (9 am)

Interview Date: Wednesday 21st August at our Glasgow office

We are passionate about equalities at LGBT Youth Scotland. This means that everyone is accepted for who they are, regardless of age, disability, sex, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, pregnancy or maternity. In line with our commitment to race equity and trans inclusion, we are particularly seeking applications from People of Colour/ BAME people and trans people. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend any interview, please let us know.

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We are an equal opportunities employer. Company Limited by guarantee SC244805, Scottish Charity SC024047.