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Researcher (Ref R00350)

Researcher

Job description

Job title: Researcher
Team: Research Service
Location: Flexible across Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen or Dundee
Salary: £32,801 pro-rata
Hours: Part-time: 24.5 hours per week. Working pattern to be agreed.
Status: Permanent
Closing date: 7 December 2022
Job ref no: R00350

Scottish Enterprise is Scotland's economic development agency. We're committed to growing the Scottish economy for the benefit of all, helping create more quality jobs and a brighter future for every region.

Help shape Scottish Enterprise’s activities by working with a range of partners and colleagues to promote and deliver Scottish Enterprise’s highly regarded research service in the Business Growth directorate.

You can play a key role as part of our knowledgeable and supportive Enquiry Fulfilment and Research Service (EFRS) team. You’ll help a diverse range of businesses understand market opportunities by answering their questions and providing detailed advice.

 

The role

All of Scotland’s businesses need access to high-quality research on a variety of topics. To reduce risk and increase their chances of success, you’ll help companies find and validate key opportunities.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Sourcing and analysing business information from subscription databases and online tools, then tailoring and packaging this information to suit the needs of different users.
  • Raising the profile of research as a resource by participating in a range of promotional activities.
  • Working in compliance with all relevant legislation, such as copyright, intellectual property, and data protection.

Who we're looking for

You should have an enquiring mind and, ideally, experience working in a library or information management setting. You’ll have flawless writing skills and see complex research requests as a challenge to be solved. You’re also happy working across a wide range of information resources and tools.

Your skills, abilities and experience should include:

  • Being customer focused and aware of which questions get to the heart of customer need.
  • Strong research skills, including knowledge of research tools and techniques.
  • Well-versed in evaluating resources and presenting the results in a way that suits your customer.
  • Educated to SCQF Level 8, or have relevant skills and experience in a research, information management, or library environment.

Ideally, but not essentially, you’ll also have:

  • Experience researching business topics and writing for business audiences.



How to apply

If you're interested in this role, please complete your application form by 7 December 2022.


Interview dates

  • 1st interview: 9 January
  • 2nd interview: 16 January

Our values

Being part of Scottish Enterprise means being open to new ideas and trying different ways of working. We support each other to reach our full potential. We celebrate shared success and learn together when things don’t go so well. And we always treat each other fairly, with respect and understanding. Together, we are the difference.

Apply now to keep building your future with us

At Scottish Enterprise, we’re proud to celebrate difference. Diversity of experience and thought is vital to the success of our vision for the future of every community across Scotland. As an equal opportunity employer, we actively encourage applicants from a wide range of individuals, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, gender identity and expression, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

We commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required, not only during the application and assessment process but throughout employment with us.

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