Quantitative Analyst (UK Visa Sponsorship Available)

The National Foundation for Educational Research is calling on individuals with a passion in making an impact on the lives of others via education and with sound analytical skills to join them as a Quantitative Analyst. Applications individuals who meet the criteria below are highly welcome for the rewarding role.

As an independent, not-for-profit organisation, NFER invests any surplus funds directly back into their programme of research to address key questions in education – delivering new knowledge to help build better futures – and in increasing our impact and support for policy makers and practitioners.

The mission of NFER is to generate evidence and insights that can be used to improve outcomes for future generations everywhere, and to support positive change across education systems.

The organisation’s long history, vast experience and pioneering methods have established their reputation as an authoritative, trusted and respected voice in education. Today that reputation is enhanced with an unmatched depth and breadth of specialist education knowledge, talent and methodological expertise.

Their clients include government departments and agencies at international, national and local levels, third sector organisations, private and public companies, employers and other organisations with an interest in education. They all benefit from the full range of our expert and professional services.

Position: Quantitative Analyst

Salary: £41,000 to £46,000

 Job Type: Full Time

Location: Slough/York, UK (Hybrid or Remote)

About the Role

As a Quantitative Analyst at NFER, you will shape and design research and evaluation projects that address pressing education policy and practice questions. Your work will involve working with primary data and analysis of secondary datasets, contributing to both UK and international education and development initiatives.

Main Duties

  • Lead the quantitative elements of mixed methods research projects, ensuring the analysis addresses research questions and client interests.
  • Manage small to medium-sized quantitative research and evaluation projects through their lifecycle, overseeing progress, risk, budget, and quality outputs.
  • Prepare, share, and quality-check reports and other outputs for various audiences.
  • Communicate effectively with clients and stakeholders, managing relationships and addressing issues promptly.
  • Contribute to the development of innovative research and analysis solutions, and support the proposal development process.
  • Represent NFER at external meetings, conferences, and events, promoting our research and gaining insights into market and methodological developments.


  • A degree with a strong focus on quantitative approaches (e.g., economics) or equivalent professional experience.
  • Proven experience applying quantitative research and evaluation methods to education, social policy, and/or international development.
  • Proficiency in statistical software (e.g., STATA, SPSS, or R) and MS Excel.
  • Ability to work autonomously and meet deadlines consistently.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with experience drafting reports and publications.


  • Competitive salary, ranging from £41,000 to £46,000
  • Skilled Worker visa sponsorship (if applicable)
  • Generous pension scheme
  • 42 days’ holiday per year including Bank Holidays + additional discretionary days
  • Excellent support for continued professional development
  • Flexible working arrangement from day one including access to an office and working from home (the team come together once a month)
  • Lots of well-being and social activities

Required Documents

  1. CV/Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Application Process

Interested and qualified individuals should kindly CLICK HERE to learn more about the role and to apply

Application Deadline


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