Research and Impact Assistant

Position: Research and Impact Assistant

Location: Remote First – principally home based with some travel

Salary: £30,000 + excellent benefits

Hours: Approx. 20 hours

Status: Fixed Term to December 2022

Closing date: 18 May 2022

The opportunity

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Wise Group’s Engagement and Policy team, providing important contributions towards this social enterprise’s central purpose of lifting people out of poverty and making our insight available to key stakeholders. The incoming Research Assistant will contribute to the varied activities of the Wise Group through helping to produce original Insight reports, tracking ongoing policy debates, and assisting with the communication of our activity. The appointee will be afforded the opportunity to research both customer insight, as well as the wider policy agenda relating to our work. The chosen candidate will have a clear, accessible, and accurate written style. We are keen to hear from you if you’d like to be part of growing our evidence-based approach to creating solutions to some of society’s biggest challenges.

Please see the role profile for further information. 

Who are we?

The Wise Group is a leading social enterprise which is proud to be making a difference to people’s lives. We’re proud because we help people to find jobs, provide advice to people struggling to heat their homes and support people to find their feet following time in prison. To do this, the Wise Group works in partnership with everyone from large businesses to national and local government and third sector organisations who provide essential specialist support to our customers. Together, we’re greater than the sum of our parts.

The Wise Group provides an inclusive and supportive working environment and an excellent benefits package, which includes the following:

  • Remote First – we actively try to ensure a positive work life balance and we welcome applications from those requiring flexibility.
  • 33 days’ annual leave (including Public Holidays) plus one additional day for every completed year of employment up to a maximum of an additional five days
  • Your birthday off
  • Generous Salary Exchange Pension Scheme
  • Sick pay rising to 26 weeks full pay
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance
  • Health Care Plan
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Daily online sessions to encourage positive wellbeing
  • 3 volunteering days
  • Furniture allowance for new starts
  • And more!

How to apply

To apply, please upload your most recent CV and a covering letter on our website.

Your covering letter should highlight your experience in line with the requirements of the role and the reasons why you are the right person for the team.

Disability Confident – The Disability Confident scheme supports us to make the most of the talents that disabled people can bring to our workplace. 

If you have a disability which prevents you from applying online, please call 0141 303 3131.

Family Friendly Working Scotland – We promote a flexible and family friendly working culture.

Armed Forces Covenant – We are an armed forces-friendly organisation.  We seek to support the employment of veterans and current or previous members of the reserve forces.

Scottish Charity No: SC004089