Job vacancy: Diversity Research Consultant

23 May 2019


As a national movement What Next? is committed to inclusivity and diversity, and we recognise that in order to significantly increase the diversity of people involved in the movement we need to dedicate specific time and resource to changing our practices.

We have received funding from Esmee Fairbairn Foundation to deliver a four year Diversity Project in order to achieve our goals around diversity and increase the number of individuals that we engage with from communities with protected characteristics.

We are looking for a research consultant to support the first phase of this project. The appointed consultant will work with the What Next? core team to develop a baseline of data and priorities from across the What Next? movement, help us to design a methodology and approach for the rest of the project delivery and support the development of an evaluation framework to allow us to continue to adapt and prioritise this activity. Outputs from this piece of work will inform the basis of our four year project.

Please see below for a full project brief.

How to Apply
To apply send your CV and response to the brief in no more than 4 x A4 pages to Clare Thurman at

Please tell us:
– Your interest in the subject
– Your past experience in supporting organisations in a similar capacity, highlighting the key areas of experience outlined above
– Your response to the question ‘How do we build commitment to increasing diversity across the movement in order to make change happen?’
– An outline methodology
– An indicative work-plan and suggested activity to meet our needs, including how you would breakdown the fee

Application deadline: Thursday 13 June 2019, 5pm (shortlisting will take place on 14 June 2019)
Interview Date: Wednesday 19 June 2019, Central London (with option to interview via skype)

Contract Timescale: July – November 2019, must be able to travel to London as required, other work can be completed remotely. Travel expenses will be covered.

Fee: £5,000 (inc. VAT)

Diversity Research Consultant Brief