The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory is an organisation that seeks to improve the lives of children and families by bringing data and evidence to the people who work in and around the family courts – judges, lawyers, social workers, Cafcass guardians, policy makers and more. We find and fill the gaps in our understanding of the family justice system, highlight the areas where change will have the biggest impact on children and families, and foster collaboration to make that change happen.
As a Researcher, you will support the work of Nuffield FJO by carrying out relevant data analysis and research on a range of topics relating to family justice (including social care, public and private law and the family courts). You will analyse nationally available administrative data, synthesise existing research findings, draft reports, develop infographics, present findings to a wide range of audiences and help build and develop Nuffield FJO’s reach and influence.
You will have experience of a range of social research techniques and excellent writing and presentation skills. This will be supported by a relevant degree (ideally a Masters), and some experience of working on issues related to families and children would be advantageous. You will have experience of coordinating and managing research projects. You will also have experience of quantitative data analysis of large datasets, using R, Stata, Markdown, Python or similar. Knowledge of data visualisation techniques is also highly desirable.
We’re London based (our office is in Farringdon), with the ability to work from home for part of the week.