Location: Stoneleigh, Warwickshire
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Hours: 35 hours per week
Contract: Fixed term position – 12 Months
Closing date: Friday 26 June

Job Description

The British Horse Society (BHS) is the largest equine charity in the UK which brings horses and people together through knowledge and education. It has several interlinked charitable arms including education, rights of way, welfare, and safety. We are looking for a pro-active analyst to better understand our collated statistics on road incidents involving horses, to reduce casualties and implement safety techniques to save lives.

The role involves collaborating with other safety stakeholders and responsibility for leading and managing quantitative and qualitative research and analysis. The findings will then be produced in a report including suggestions to improve the current system which will be disseminated to stakeholders and other influential safety organisations. The research will influence the BHS’ horse accidents website and what/how statistical data is collated. This post is suited to badged analytical professions, including statisticians, operational researchers, social researchers and data scientists. All postholders are expected to be able to demonstrate experience in selecting and applying the most appropriate analytical techniques.

The role requires engagement with internal stakeholders and working closely with Director of Safety to understand user requirements and collate evidence to assist in the delivery of research. The role may require producing technical articles to publicise the findings.

Key Responsibilities

Research Analyst

• Analyse and unlock key insights from existing quantitative data sets including BHS road safety statistics, STATS 19, HES and other published literature, to provide a comprehensive investigative baseline for types of incidents currently reported and enable categorisation and enumeration of said incidents
• Through gap analysis establish and identify logical topic guides to interrogate focus groups
• Initiate, explore, identify and analyse key themes and outcomes from focus groups and quantitative research, providing technical and analytical expertise
• Manipulating and analysing data and/or information to produce clear and high quality qualitative and quantitative evidence which can be used to inform decision-making both within the BHS and by external stakeholders
• Working independently, reporting to the Safety Director bi-weekly to support the timely delivery of research and methods improvements
• Analyse the data and make recommendations to identify barriers which will influence and improve the BHS’ horse accidents website


• Budget management and invoicing
• Provide the Safety Director with bi-weekly updates on the project status, identifying challenges, concerns and successes, summarising these updates into a monthly report given to the senior management team

Person Specification


• Demonstrate capability of applying analytical tools and methods
• Ability to identify information gaps, weaknesses and anomalies in own analysis and research
• Demonstrate an ability to apply own knowledge to support analysis
• An ability to communicate to technical and non-technical audiences through all mediums
• An ability to plan and mange own time effectively
• Demonstrate an understanding of established behavioural trends
• Ability to prepare and test questions and techniques through a variety of mediums including focus groups and print questionnaires
• Report writing
• Budget management
• Inquisitive
• Organised
• Logical
• Own transport


• Experience and knowledge in road safety aspects for the vulnerable communities
• Experience communicating with relevant authorities including local authorities, the Police and NHS

To apply for this role please provide us with a copy of your updated resume along with a covering letter highlighting your relevant skills and experience. It is helpful if you can also include information regarding your salary expectations for this position. Please send your application to jobs@bhs.org.uk.

Please note that the closing date for applications is Friday 26 June 2020

Interview dates scheduled: Tuesday 7 & Wednesday 8 July 2020

For more information about careers at the BHS, please visit the jobs section of our website at www.bhs.org.uk/our-charity/jobs


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