Research Assistant

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom


Research Assistant

Location: Cambridge, with regular travel to other locations in the UK

Salary: £23,500 – £28,500 p.a. full-time equivalent, dependent on experience

Basis: permanent contract; full-time, part-time or flexible

Eligibility: you must be eligible to work in the UK

About us

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK-based educational charity that works to put the power of computing and digital making into the hands of people all over the world. We want more people to be able to harness digital technologies for work, to solve problems that matter to them, and to express themselves creatively.

Established in 2008 and first known for our product — the wildly successful Raspberry Pi computer — the Foundation has developed educational content and programmes that are helping millions of people learn new skills.

In October 2015 we merged with Code Club, followed in May 2017 by a second merger with the CoderDojo Foundation. Together we now represent one of the largest sustained global efforts to help young people learn about computing and digital making. You can read more about our mission, values, and goals in our 2018–2020 strategy.

The role

Our Research team works to understand our impact; the learning that takes place in our clubs and is facilitated by our resources; and how people learn computing and digital making skills. We are now looking for an exceptional Research Assistant to support our qualitative research with participants in our programmes.

As Research Assistant, you will undertake visits to clubs, observations of people using our learning resources, and interviews with participants, e.g. volunteers, educators, and focus groups. You will collect and analyse qualitative data, and present this data in the form of reports and presentations for a range of audiences.

You will also support the work of the wider Research team, reviewing literature, supporting trials of different approaches to learning, and communicating research findings to others in the organisation.

We strive to make the Foundation a place where talented people who care about our mission can do the best work of their careers. We have a flexible and collaborative approach to all aspects of our work. If you’re the right person for the job, we’ll make it work for you, and you can be confident that you’ll be working with an exceptional team.

Main responsibilities

Experience and personal attributes

You should have:

You’ll ideally have:


In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a range of benefits for all of our colleagues, including:

Timetable for applications

Closing date: 09:00 BST, Monday 3 June 2019

Face-to-face interviews: Monday 17 June and Friday 21 June 2019
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