Social Research Manager

Job Type

Full Time




Omnibus Business Centre
39 - 41 North Road
N7 9DP
United Kingdom


Position Title: Social Research Manager

Location: Bristol, UK

Closing date for applications: 14th October 2018     

Start date: Mid November 2018

Contract duration: Permanent position, with 6-month probationary period

Remuneration: Competitive salary based on experience

Organisation Overview

Blue Ventures is an award-winning marine conservation organisation working to rebuild tropical fisheries with coastal communities. We’re committed to protecting marine biodiversity in ways that benefit coastal people.We work in places where the ocean is vital to local cultures and economies, and are committed to advancing the rights of small-scale fishers throughout the coastal tropics.

Summary Job Description

We are currently recruiting a Social Research Manager to lead our social research as an integral part of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) team. This post will play a pivotal role in coordinating the evolution and adaptation of our integrated social impact assessments in addition to supporting the wider team in developing and executing on smaller social research projects that support community-led programming and decision making. Building on our existing mixed method approach, this role seeks to establish lean approaches to social research across our sites and programmes supporting us to evaluate the effectiveness of our models and to understand the social impacts they are having.


The successful candidate will be a highly motivated social scientist. You will have experience of implementing social science methods, including household surveys, focus groups and interviews in remote locations. You will be comfortable analysing both qualitative and quantitative data and have an excellent knowledge of statistical methods. Experience of small-scale fisheries, marine conservation and rural development sectors would also be highly desirable.

Application Process

Applicants should apply online, using the form below, by 14th October 2018.

Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and first-round interviews may be conducted with short-listed candidates before the application deadline.

All shortlisted candidates will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement