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Research Administrator

Full Time
Job Sector:
Administration / Office Work
South Wales
Salary description:
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Fresh Recruitment
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Through the collection, compilation, analysis and presentation of data, the Research Administrator is able to aid in the provision of information and data that helps us to assess how effective we are being in meeting our objectives. This information can also be used to provide a wider understanding of the impact of the funding, and of the activities that it supports.

Principal responsibilities

Policy – assist with the contribution of data and business intelligence to the development of policy and strategy

Expertise – will work with the team to assist with:
- the development of research projects

- the analysis of data

- the monitoring of arts activity
- the administration of arts surveys

Project delivery – contributes as a team member to the delivery of tasks and projects that are research related

Advice and information – supports our Information Service by:
- assisting colleagues in the development of research projects

- researching, developing, preparing information and briefing materials

Monitoring – promotes the pursuit of excellence in the arts in Wales by:
- assisting in the collection and analysis of data on the performance of our Clients

Reporting – supports the effective use of funds by:
- assisting in the provision of regular data and business intelligence

- assisting in the provision of data and information for external publication

Advocacy– promotes the profile of the company and the activities that it supports


An enthusiasm for the arts.

Knowledge of research and evaluation methods, including the use of research software, databases and electronic data capture.

Numerate with sound statistical and analytical skills.

Basic knowledge of key external data sources (for example data on political, social, economic, cultural and arts issues).

High level of IT and administrative skills, especially Excel.


A degree in a relevant discipline containing formal training in statistical theory and research methods (e.g. mathematics, economics, sciences, business studies, psychology and sociology) and/or significant professional experience with demonstrable ability in a statistics related field.

Some experience of project management.

A familiarity with data collection and reporting issues – the ability to assess and diagnose data content.


The ability to manage and execute a diverse programme of projects and tasks.

Outcome orientated with the determination to drive tasks through to practical completion.

Capable of making decisions within the established framework and understanding the processes and procedures around those decisions.

The ability to be self‑servicing and to work with a minimum of direct supervision.

Excellent spoken and written communication skills – the ability to be an effective, credible and persuasive advocate. Building and maintaining relationships, both internally and externally.

A commitment to continuing professional development.

Will be required to work unsocial hours, on occasions, as the need arises.

Fluency in Welsh (both written and spoken) is desirable but not essential for this post.

Company Description

Fresh Recruitment are a professional recruitment consultancy that's dedicated to listening to your needs, providing a personal, bespoke service to both candidates and clients.

We specialise in providing effective and timely recruitment solutions, to include Financial Services and Insurance, Sales and Marketing, Legal, Accountancy, Customer Service and Administration.

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