Will Snell ■ Job vacancy: Researcher for the Tax Justice Network (2)


We’re hiring again! Details below and download your job information pack here.

Please note – this is a separate researcher role from the one advertised on 18 January.

Key facts:

Application closing date: 5 March 2018
Start date: April 2018
Reports to: Director, Tax Justice and Human Rights
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week)
Salary: £30,000
Location: Home-based (anywhere in the world)


This new post is created to provide research and advocacy capacity in support of our strategic work programmes: Tax Justice & Human Rights, Scale of Tax Injustice, Race to the Bottom, and Financial Secrecy. The post holder will contribute to the development of research briefs, undertake desk-based research in preparation for the publication of reports and briefings, and contribute to high-level advocacy activities. She or he will play a key role in supporting collaboration, thematic synergies and crosscutting communications between strategic programmes, and will from time to time provide logistical support for research and advocacy events.



  • Contribute to research programmes and related projects on data analysis
  • Collect, compare and review existing data related to a range of research projects
  • Record monitoring and evaluation data
  • Undertake literature reviews
  • Undertake supported desk-based research to feed into data collection, evaluation and interpretation
  • Contribute to the development of informal research contacts and networks with universities and think tanks, feeding into TJN research projects
  • Support collaborative research and advocacy work with Open Data for Tax Justice (OD4TJ)
  • Alert TJN directors to relevant risks and difficulties (be they strategic, financial or ‘political’)
  • Participate in the strategic development of TJN research projects

Advocacy and networking

  • Build and strengthen cooperation with research institutions, and support advocacy and campaign communities working on relevant issues (such as human rights, gender and open data)
  • Support and coordinate advocacy and campaign communities within existing networks and within ‘emerging’ partner organisations
  • Work with the TJN communications team to strengthen the profile of TJN’s research work, and support them with answering media requests and contributing to the blog and social media
  • Represent TJN at seminars, conferences and other relevant events
  • Contribute to the development of thematic media networks, including journalists, bloggers and writers
  • Use advocacy and networking opportunities to engage with media contacts

Logistics and operations

  • Support the production of research events, including seminars and TJN’s annual research conference
  • Assist in the production of project bid support documentation and funder contracts
  • Work with colleagues to develop financial plans and budgets for research and project bids
  • Attend and contribute to TJN core team meetings as and when required
  • Engage with professional development opportunities as they arise

Person specification

Knowledge, qualifications and experience

  • Education / Postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline, with proven research skills
  • Career / At least five years’ post-graduate experience working in a relevant field
  • Collaboration / Experience of working supportively and effectively as part of a team
  • Adaptability / Experience of finding ways to deal with unexpected opportunities and challenges
  • Resourcefulness / Experience of achieving results with limited financial and human resources


  • Research / You will need analytical skills and experience of literature reviews, surveys and desk research
  • Communications / You must be able to communicate accurately and succinctly, in person and in writing
  • Delivery / You will need to be able to cope with a large, complicated and varied workload, working quickly and efficiently without sacrificing the quality of the results, and planning and prioritising effectively
  • Administration / You will need experience of managing and administering projects, and related skills including proficiency with desktop and web-based IT software


  • Commitment to equality and valuing of diversity, and understanding of how both apply to the work
  • Commitment to the aims and charitable objectives of the Tax Justice Network
  • Proficiency in other languages than English (desirable)
  • Willingness to undertake international travel (desirable)

How to apply

Please upload a CV and answer a series of questions (addressing the skills listed in the person specification as well as your motivation) using our online application form by 5 March 2018 at 23.59 GMT.

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