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Job Role: Research Manager

The role (up to two positions available)

The National Institute of Teaching’s Research Managers work to ensure that the Institute generates high-quality evidence about teacher development that can be used to improve outcomes across the English education system. Research managers might lead projects investigating topics such as how to support mentors effectively and how to maximise the impact of school placements.
The role-holders will be a key member of the Institute’s Research and Best Practice team and be responsible for managing the research that underpins the Institute’s work. The roles are also crucial in supporting the delivery of the Institute’s own programmes, by ensuring that they reflect the best available evidence on teacher development.

Your main responsibilities

  • As part of the Institute’s Research and Best Practice team, manage the research projects
    conducted and funded by the Institute of Teaching.
  • Commission external teams to conduct research projects, which may include literature
    reviews, data analysis projects, pilot studies, mixed-methods research and trials.
  • Ensure that research projects lead to accessible, high-quality publications that support
    teacher educators to make effective decisions.
  • Manage quality-assurance processes to ensure the Institute’s research and best practice
    teams has consistently high standards for rigour, relevance to schools, and value for money.
  • Work with other members of the Institute of Teaching team to monitor the impact of its
    own programmes and identify ways to strengthen delivery, for example via the systematic
    collection and analysis of data on teaching and pupil outcomes.
  • Undertake other duties which may from time to time be requested by the Institute’s
    Director of Research and Best Practice or its Chief Executive.


What we’re looking for


  • A commitment to the aims of the National Institute of Teaching;
  • A proven track record in a research related role in the education sector;
  • Excellent understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods, including
    synthesis and experimental approaches;
  • Excellent track record of delivery on collaborative projects against tight timelines;
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills;
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail;
  • The ability to quality-assure the consistent application of evidence standards across a range of products and publications.



  • Direct experience working in an education setting, especially schools, nurseries and colleges;
  • Relevant post-graduate degree.


Working at the National Institute of Teaching

Location: Flexible
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £50k+, plus benefits

Key benefits available to all National Institute of Teaching staff:

  • Flexible working opportunities;
  • 27 days’ holiday a year (plus 8 bank holidays).


Diversity and inclusion

The National Institute of Teaching is committed to creating a diverse environment and ensuring that all qualified applicants receive equal consideration for employment. We are committed to fair and inclusive recruitment practices and are open to job shares, secondments, part-time, and flexible working schedules.

Things to know

  • All National Institute of Teaching staff are subject to a check by the Disclosure and Barring
    Service (DBS). The level of check which will apply shall be an “Enhanced” level check.
  • We regret that we are unable to sponsor visas.


How to apply

Key Dates

  • Applications Open: 6 June 2022
  • Applications Close: 3 July 2022
  • First Round Interviews: w/c 11 July 2022
  • Second Round Interviews: w/c 18 July 2022


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 that it is considered in the selection. If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please contact our Human Resources team to request arrangement for an application to be submitted within the original time-frame.

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

The National Institute of Teaching is committed to create a workforce that is diverse, promotes inclusion and supports everyone to progress and achieve, regardless of background characteristics. To assist us in understanding how we are progressing to meet these aims and to identify areas for further focus. We are seeking your support to collect information to produce and monitor equal opportunities aggregate statistics. As part of the application, you’ll be invited to complete an Equal Opportunities section. Completing that section is not mandatory and will not affect or be linked to your application.

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