Senior Research Analyst

Transparency International UK

Location Blended working with office space near Old Street
Salary £36,000 - £37,823
Team UK Programmes
  • Closing: 11:00am, 7th Dec 2022 GMT

Job Description

Senior Research Analyst

  • Full time: 35 hrs per week

  • Permanent

  • Full time salary: £36,000 - £37,823 per annum

  • Location: Office in Rivington Street EC2A 3AY, with opportunity for blended working

About us

Transparency International is a global movement sharing one vision: a world in which government politics, business and the daily lives of people are free of corruption. Transparency International UK is the UK national chapter of this movement. We work with the British government, parliamentarians, civil society and the private sector to tackle corruption at home, addressing the UK’s global corruption footprint and helping multinational companies prevent corruption by operating with integrity. We are also home to two major global programmes tackling corruption in the Defence and Security sector and Global Health on behalf of the wider Transparency International movement.

Transparency International UK’s Business Integrity team aims to be the premier resource for companies seeking to combat bribery and corruption in their operations and the jurisdictions where they operate. Working with us gives you the opportunity to shape the discussion and help devise solutions to challenging issues.

The Transparency International UK Corporate Anti-Corruption Benchmark (the Benchmark) is an industry leading comprehensive self-assessment tool that measures and compares the performance of anti-corruption programmes across companies. The methodology is based on Transparency International’s extensive anti-corruption expertise and understanding of best practice for the private sector, combined with input from experienced specialist in-house and external practitioners. Further background information on the Benchmark and its benefits for companies can be found here.

About the role

We are looking for a Senior Research Analyst to manage the Benchmark, and related private sector engagement, and develop this product into an indispensable tool for companies looking to assess their anti-bribery and anti-corruption programmes against legal requirements, industry norms and the practices of the most forward thinking and innovative companies. As part of managing the Benchmark, the role will deliver quarterly “Deep Dive” workshops which bring together Benchmark participants to share best practice on managing corruption risks.

The role will also be responsible for conducting research to support the delivery of our business integrity publications, producing and/or inputting into team communications, and other tasks related to our business integrity work.

The Senior Research Analyst will be responsible for:

1.       Managing the Corporate Anti-Corruption Benchmark (ensuring the question set and the data dashboards are of the highest possible quality) and taking ownership of the product vision to develop it into an indispensable tool for companies.

2.       Managing the relationship with Benchmark participants to ensure they have a positive user experience (conducting demos of the Benchmark, on-boarding new participants and guiding them through the Benchmarking cycle, answering queries on question interpretation and dashboard functionality).

3.       Delivering quarterly Deep Dive workshops (designing content based on participant feedback, Benchmark data analysis and latest best practice, inviting guest speakers as needed).

4.       Providing analysis of Benchmark data and reporting data trends to participants (drawing conclusions from data trend dashboards and free text data from the question set).

5.       Evaluating the Benchmark through annual participant interviews, analysis of Benchmark data and desk research, and implementing changes to improve the question set and dashboards.

6.       Conducting research (assisting with desk research, interviewing) to support the delivery of our business integrity publications and producing and/or inputting into business integrity communications.

7.       Keeping abreast of anti-corruption and compliance trends, relevant law enforcement developments (attending conferences, reading industry news and official publications) to integrate latest best practice into the Benchmark and inform TI-UK policy.

8.       Presenting information on corporate anti-corruption programmes to a variety of audiences including the business sector, compliance professionals and other Transparency International chapters.

9.       Meeting any other demands the role may require to their best endeavours.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Substantial experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research and analysing and presenting information

  • Strong project management and/or product development experience, including monitoring and evaluation

  • Demonstrable stakeholder engagement skills and ability to communicate confidently verbally and in writing

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and professionalism, and experience working with individuals from the private sector

  • Knowledge of anti-bribery and anti-corruption frameworks, related areas of compliance and evolving best practice or a willingness to learn quickly

  • Keen interest in working with companies to strengthen their efforts to prevent corruption

  • Comfortable working in a small team and ability to manage own workload and set priorities with little supervision

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel and PowerPoint

  • A commitment to Transparency International’s core values: Transparency, Accountability, Integrity, Solidarity, Courage, Justice and Democracy

The following would be great to have but not essential:

  • Benchmarking or indexing experience

  • Experience producing communications for the corporate sector

  • Experience liaising with suppliers


In exchange we will offer:

  • A competitive salary

  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays

  • Up to 5% contributory pension

  • Season ticket loan

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Enhanced sickness and family friendly policies

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • A flexible and friendly working environment, with the opportunity for blended working (more details of this can be found on our website)

Next steps

To start your application, please entering your email address in the top right hand corner and follow the next steps.

You will be asked to answer some questions that are directly related to the skills required for this role. Please note that your CV does not form part of the sift process and you should therefore take the time to answer the specific questions fully and where appropriate with your relevant evidence.

After the advert closes, your answers will go through our sift process: all answers will be anonymised, randomised and then reviewed by a panel of reviewers.

If you are shortlisted, we’ll invite you to a first interview. At the end of the process, we will provide you with some feedback on how you have performed.

The closing date for applications is 11:00AM GMT on Wednesday 7th December 2022.

We anticipate holding the first round of interviews on 13th and 14th December 2022.

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

We are committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Wed 7th Dec 2022


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Wed 7th Dec 2022