Research Assistant
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Research Assistant

Raspberry PI
£18k pa
Time left to apply
3 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

One of our priorities is to develop a better understanding of how people learn computing and digital making skills; we do this by evaluating our own programmes and engaging with the wider research community. To support our research efforts, we are offering a six-month internship for a research assistant.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wishes to get experience of educational research and evaluation. You will work alongside our Senior Research Manager, planning and executing research projects, undertaking interviews, analysing information, and organising travel and logistics. You might have recently completed an education or social research undergraduate or postgraduate course, or you could be someone with more practical experience who is looking to move into research and evaluation in the third sector.

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a unique place to work, with a fantastic team and a positive work culture, so we are also looking for the right personality to fit in with the organisation.

Main Responsibilities

  • Organising research visits including booking travel and accommodation
  • Conducting structured interviews with research subjects including teachers, children, and young people
  • Writing up notes from interviews and research visits
  • Working with the Senior Research Manager to create surveys, interview schedules, and other instruments
  • Communicating with schools and teachers to co-ordinate research visits
  • Desk research and reviewing of literature
  • Assisting with the analysis of research data including survey results and interview records
  • Contributing to the writing of research reports
  • Responding to ad hoc requests, balancing the daily routine with high-priority deadlines

Company information

The Raspberry Pi Foundation’s mission is to put the power of digital making into the hands of people all over the world. It’s a deliberately bold statement of our intent. Since launching our first product in February 2012, we have sold over 11 million Raspberry Pi computers and have helped to kickstart a global movement to get more people involved in computing and digital making. We’ve trained thousands of teachers and engaged hundreds of thousands of young people in our educational programmes, including our network of over 6,000 Code Clubs. Our free educational resources are used by millions of people every year.

Person requirements

Qualifications and experience requirements

You should have:

  • Experience of social research in education or sociology
  • Interviewing and questioning skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • A high level of literacy in English with excellent spelling and grammar
  • A high level of organisational skills and the ability to deal with complex and changing situations
  • Willingness to travel and skills to organise travel plans
  • Experience of using online tools such as Google Apps (Drive, Gmail, etc.)

You’ll ideally have:

  • Experience of qualitative research methods such as interviewing and coding qualitative data
  • Experience of quantitative research methods such as statistical analysis
  • An understanding of education and education policy in computing, technology, or STEM
  • An interest in computing and digital making
  • Experience of communicating or working with schools

Accepted degree subjects



£18k pa



With travel to other sites and locations for research

Contract and working hours

Six month intership

How to apply

Face-to-face interviews: Monday 9 January 2017 (please let us know in your application if you can't make that date)

Closing date: 03/01/2017

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 11/12/2016