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2 x Lead Analyst

Business & Corporate Services


Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Greater Manchester Combined Authority

1x Lead Analyst - Permanent (Skills and Employment - Research Team)
1x Lead Analyst - 12 months Fixed Term (Planning and Housing - Research Team)

Salary in the range £22,401 - £29,909 dependent on skills and experience

Interviews: W/C 24 February 2019

Closing date: 21 Feb 2019 at 5pm

Location: Churchgate House, 56 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6EU

Greater Manchester is one of the country's most successful city-regions. It is home to more than 2.7 million people and with an economy bigger than that of Wales or Northern Ireland. Greater Manchester is at the forefront of policy innovation and new thinking about how to transform the lives of local citizens by nurturing a world class, competitive, caring and economically sustainable place to live. It was the first city region to win a devolution agreement with the government in late 2014. In May 2017 the residents of Greater Manchester voted for their first ever Mayor for Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham. This is an exciting time to be working in the city region for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.


The GMCA Research and Strategy Department is recruiting for a number of analyst and lead analyst roles in our research team. The roles are in the following areas:

-       Housing and Planning
-       Labour markets and skills


The roles are as an analyst or lead analyst (depending on experience) within the skills and employment research team, taking responsibility for leading and delivering important research projects from initial inception through to delivery and dissemination.

You will have an excellent academic background and a demonstrable track record in social scientific research projects, ideally with some knowledge and experience of analysing complex datasets, such as the Individualised Learner Record, the Labour Force Survey, the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings or the Land Registry Price Paid Data. It is also essential that candidates have good knowledge of relevant policy areas and current debates about reform in these fields.

Skills and experience you will need include:

·        A high level of technical competence in mixed methods research (both quantitative and qualitative);

·        Highly developed skills in conceiving and delivering research projects;

·        Excellent writing and presentation abilities that can be demonstrated in previous work;

·        interpersonal skills necessary to work with a range of different project teams and individuals across public, private and voluntary sectors;

·        A willingness to learn new techniques and approaches.

Applicants need to be flexible; they should be willing and confident in turning their hands to a wide variety of research tasks. The opportunity to work with a diverse range of stakeholders in multiple policy areas, such as public service reform, housing and economic development, will be offered. 

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The GMCA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation

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Employees on the redeployment register will be given priority for any vacancies in the first instance. If employees are identified as a match from the register then the vacancy may be withdrawn or put on hold pending an outcome.

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working hours

full time

application deadline

5 00 pm

21st Feb 2019

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