Research Associate position(s)

We are looking for at least one and up to two full time equivalent researchers. Part time or job share applications will be considered.

Application deadline: 10am Monday 7th January 2019.

Application method: CV and covering letter emailed to

Starting salary: £31,950 rising to £39,950 over two years subject to satisfactory performance.

Researcher duties include:

  • Conducting primary research into the arms and security trade and the human rights impact of military, security and policing equipment. This will involve both corporate and product research using a wide variety of sources. Research and analysis of government and other data utilising open source intelligence and investigations, digital data capture and social media.  Collating, systematising and analysing data collected.  This work may sometimes necessitate undertaking overseas research missions, and may involve working with journalists and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the UK and abroad.
  • Maintaining, updating and utilising Omega’s arms and security transfers and photo databases requiring data-inputting, analysis and scanning of documents.
  • Preparing and delivering training for human rights monitors, NGOs and journalists.
  • Writing/editing a wide range of documents including case studies, policy briefings, reports, articles, press releases on the arms and security trade and police use of force.
  • Undertaking high-level policy advocacy and lobbying to influence a range of actors including national and regional and international trade control and foreign policy officials, parliamentarians and advisors - particularly at UK, European Union, and UN level.
  • Responding to information requests on the arms and security trade and police use of force from NGOs, journalists, academics, governments and IGOs.
  • Carrying out occasional press work including: responding to media enquiries, undertaking briefings with radio, TV, print and digital journalists.
  • Carrying out administrative and executive tasks to facilitate the efficient running of the organisation.
  • Project management of a variety of short and long term research, publication and administration projects, often involving liaison with and coordination of the activities of partner NGOs as well as Omega colleagues.
  • All reasonable tasks requested of them by the majority of staff members and Board of Trustees
  • In collaboration with other staff:
    • Feeding into financial management including budget setting and monitoring.
    • Researching, writing and monitoring a range of fundraising bids for both Omega core activities and research projects.

    For further details on the position and how to apply please download the information below.