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Inclusive Boards is looking to appoint a resilient, capable and driven Research and Programmes Associate to join our team. Inclusive Boards is an agency set up to support organisations in efforts to develop more diverse boards and stronger governance structures. Our services include executive search, diversity training, research and advisory and through our collective experience we have developed the following for a number of boards: diversity action plans, skills matrix, constitutions, strategic plans, governance reviews and more. We have worked with some of the largest charities in the UK, including Amnesty International, the Royal National Institute for Blind People, British Red Cross and the British Science Association. 

The role will act as a Research and Programmes Associate within the Social Impact Team. The postholder will be responsible for supporting baseline reviews and audits as part of our programmes work as well as wider research initiatives. This includes conducting literature reviews and desktop research, co-ordinating and designing polls, surveys and focus groups, producing written reports, data analysis and administrative support on our programmes. This may include providing support with webinars and workshops, events, diary coordination and the production of programme materials.

The Organisation

The Social Impact Team is the charitable arm of Inclusive Boards, a leading executive search agency founded to support organisations in efforts to develop more diverse boards and stronger governance structures. 

Role and Responsibilities:


  • Conduct baseline diversity and inclusion audits
  • Develop questions for surveys, focus groups and polls
  • Quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Producing written reports


  • Supporting the recruitment and onboarding of participants to our programmes.
  • Undertake administrative tasks such as diary management and responding to queries
  • Promotion of programmes through email marketing, phone calls, social media.
  • Ad hoc support on other Social Impact Team activities when required

Corporate Responsibilities

  • Assisting with the delivery of business and corporate plans for your area;
  • Supporting continuous improvement in your own areas of responsibility;
  • Taking a proactive approach to risk management, ensuring any risks and issues identified are addressed and reported and, where appropriate, escalated;
  • Ensuring value for money and quality outcomes are achieved in all activities;
  • Being fully aware of and compliant with Inclusive Boards’ policies and procedures relevant to your own are of responsibilities and to corporate policies and procedures including the Staff Handbook, GDPR, Cyber Security & Privacy Policies;
  • To use PeopleHR to maintain attendance and other company records including appraisals and personal development documents;
  • Performing any other reasonable duties as directed by line management.

This list should not be regarded as exhaustive and the post holder will be expected to deliver other duties relevant and appropriate to this post.

For more information please download the job description and person specification by clicking the button below.



Inclusive Boards is deeply committed to inclusive working practices, so during the application process we commit to:

  • Paying for childcare whilst you are at interviews where these take place in person.
  • Paying for your travel costs to the office and back for interviews held in person.
  • Making any reasonable adjustments – for example ensuring we have a sign language interpreter organised in advance if you’d like them.
  • Providing this document in a Word document format readily available to download.
  • Offering a guaranteed first stage interview for disabled candidates who meet the minimum requirements for the role.

If you wish to apply please supply the following:

  • A detailed CV setting out your career history, with responsibilities and achievements.
  • A covering letter (maximum two sides) highlighting your suitability for the role and how you meet the person specification. Please note that the covering letter is an important part of your  application and will be assessed as part of your full application.

Please send the above requested information with the subject line “Research and Programmes Associate” to appointments@inclusiveboards.co.uk no later than 23:59 on August 31st 2022. Please note that we will be assessing applications on a rolling basis and the position may be filled prior to the closing date at which point this advert will be removed. If you would like to discuss this role informally before applying you can contact us on 0207 2678369 or email  appointments@inclusiveboards.co.uk.

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