Senior Research Officer (Race and Homelessness)

Location: London

Salary: £39,936 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Department: Policy and External Affairs

Division: Research and Evaluation

Hours per week: 35

About us

Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.

About the role

This role is a chance to lead on the design and delivery of wide-ranging research looking to understand the different experiences of homelessness and access to support caused by structural and social inequality in relation to Black, Asian and minoritised ethnic communities. This forms part of Crisis’ wider strategy to help people out of homelessness and campaign for the changes needed to solve it altogether.

As Senior Research Officer, you will be responsible for designing the research approach alongside the research team and other partners, carrying out fieldwork and managing external research, and reporting on this area of focus. You will have the opportunity to work widely across Crisis including working with our Skylight services, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team, Policy and External Affairs department, and Fundraising. You will be working closely with people with lived experience of homelessness and expected to build and maintain relationships with relevant services across the sector.

This is a fixed term role until June 2023. The role is based at our head office in London and will be required to work from the London office a minimum of once a week. 

About you 
You have experience of carrying our research looking at structural and social inequality issues in relation to Black, Asian and minoritised ethnic communities and are passionate about the potential of social research to achieve change. You have an in-depth knowledge of social research methods and experience of conducting and analysing quantitative and qualitative social research. You have a proactive and creative approach to research work, including use of innovative methods, an ability to be flexible and work collaboratively with others to design research to meet policy, campaigning and communication needs.

We believe diversity is a strength, and our aim is to make sure that Crisis truly reflects the communities we serve. We are actively working towards our organisation being a place where everyone can thrive and make their best contribution to our mission of ending homelessness for good. We know that the more perspectives, voices, and experiences we can bring to this work, the better. We particularly welcome applications from people who have lived experience of homelessness, and people from all marginalised groups, communities and backgrounds. 

Working at Crisis 

As a member of the team, you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including: 

  • Interest free loans for travel season ticket, cycle to work, and deposit to secure a tenancy 
  • Pension scheme with an employer contribution of 8.5% 
  • 25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days and option to purchase up to 10 additional days leave 
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, shared parental, and adoption pay 
  • Flexible working around the core hours 10am-4pm 
  • And more! (Full list of benefits available on website) 

Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career. 

When you join us, you will have the opportunity to join our staff diversity networks, which aim to champion issues across the organisation, enable staff to be their authentic and best selves and contribute to making Crisis a truly diverse organisation.   

How to apply 

If this sound likes the opportunity for you, please click on the 'Apply for Job' button below. 

Closing date: Sunday 22nd May (at 23:59)   


We welcome applications from people who identify as neuro diverse and want our recruitment process to be as accessible as possible. If you need us to make an adjustment or provide additional support as you apply for a role, please email and our Recruitment team will contact you to discuss how we can help.  

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Registered Charity Numbers: E&W1082947, SC040094 


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