Research and Statistics Manager

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Research & Statistics
c.£36,000 plus excellent benefits including Civil Service Pension
Full Time
37 hours a week

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Research and Statistics Manager
Birmingham, West Midlands

About Us

Set up under the Gambling Act 2005, the Gambling Commission is committed to safeguarding the public against any detrimental impact brought about by gambling. We do this by keeping crime out, protecting children and vulnerable people and ensuring the commercial gambling industry is run fairly and openly. We work with the legal system, the public health system, community groups and the industry itself to understand how we can protect the interests of as many people as possible, as effectively as possible.

We are currently looking for a Research and Statistics Manager to join our team in Birmingham and play a vital role in supporting the gambling community. Internally, this role is known as the Research and Impact Manager.

The Benefits

- Salary of c£36,000 per annum
- Civil service pension
- Flexible working
- 26 days’ holiday
- Option to buy up to five days’ extra annual leave
- Additional benefits

Joining us means joining a dynamic, high profile sector and being at the cutting edge of regulation, where the work you do has a real impact on people’s lives.

It also means joining an inclusive organisation that respects work-life balance and is completely dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential. Whether that’s through flexible working, really understanding how you work best or exposing you to real opportunities to challenge yourself, if you’re passionate about making your mark on the industry and society, then we will help you do that.

The Role

As the Research and Statistics Manager, you will be tasked with providing and analysing information and evidence that will help us to understand gambling motivations and risks and how they can be reduced.

In this key role, you will gather, analyse and disseminate evidence from a wide range of sources, helping us understand how and why people gamble, what harms they are exposed to and how we can reduce the risk.

You will manage the information gathering process and conduct in-depth statistical analysis and seek out new sources of insight and data. Working with corporate affairs, you will also manage the communication and dissemination of the team’s output in order to maximise its impact.

Additionally, you will:

- Conduct secondary analysis on existing datasets
- Design, commission and project manage research and other team projects
- Conduct evidence assurance to support and inform our work
- Help to plan and deliver other Research and Statistics Team outputs

About You

To be considered as our Research and Statistics Manager, you will need:

- Experience of working in a research, analysis or data-focused role
- Experience of undertaking statistical analysis, such as regression, latent class analysis, and factor analysis
- Strong analytical skills and experience of working with data packages including SPSS, PowerBI and Python
- Excellent project management skills, leading others to ensure that projects are delivered on time and to a high quality
- Excellent communication skills, including the ability to convey complex data and research findings to a range of audiences

Other organisations may call this role Analysis Manager, Statistical Analysis Manager, Research Manager, Data Analysis Manager, Senior Analyst, or Senior Statistical Analyst.

The closing date for applications is the 27th January 2022.

Interviews for this role will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams in February 2022.

Please note, we are working towards a hybrid working model and are very open to discussing what will work for you. We are open to full-time or part-time applicants and will be happy to discuss your need at interview.

We reserve the right to change the closing date depending on the number of responses received. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process.

As the regulator of the National Lottery, there are some roles within the Commission that are prohibited from playing the National Lottery. This does not affect your family playing. We will let you know at interview if the role you have applied for is on the Prohibited List.

So, if you’re looking to take your career to the next level and make an impact on the gambling industry as a Research and Statistics Manager, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.