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Working with AlphaPlus

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AlphaPlus is one of the UK’s leading educational consultancies. The company can draw upon a team of over 60 associates, each of whom brings many years' experience in education, covering schools and post-compulsory education, as well as experience in many of the supporting agencies and government departments. We believe that the quality of personnel we offer is exceptional, and that the strength of our associate team is central to the success of AlphaPlus.

AlphaPlus associates hold a framework contract via their employer or as a self-employed individual and then receive an engagement schedule for each project they join us on. We undertake DBS checks on all staff and associates. As well as maintaining project contacts, we send regular newsletters to all associates and welcome updates on their new skills and experience.

We are always interested in speaking to prospective new associates in all areas of educational practice. We engage associates on a project-by-project basis, selecting each member of the project team (led by an AlphaPlus director) against the requirements of the project, using our knowledge of each associate’s expertise and experience. We strive to maintain excellent relationships with our associates, and we believe this is reflected in the quality of work which our associates repeatedly produce. Many of our associates have been working with AlphaPlus since the inception of the company.

If you are interested in becoming an AlphaPlus associate, actively contributing your expertise to some of the leading educational projects in the UK and worldwide, please send a CV and covering letter to Gavin Reynaud. We look forward to talking with you.

Senior Researcher

Salary - £35000-£45000 depending on qualifications and experience

Based in Manchester City Centre

Closing date for applications: Thursday 8 February 2018 at noon

We are currently seeking an experienced individual to join our evaluation and research team as a senior researcher.

The senior researcher will be a specialist in the technical area of qualitative research and/or evaluation, with experience of delivering qualitative research and evaluation in education.  Working within the evaluation and research team, and as a line report to the director of quantitative research, the post-holder will provide high quality research and evaluation outputs as part of AlphaPlus’s educational research and consultancy services.  The post-holder will lead whole projects or substantial elements of them.

Eligible applicants will possess a master's degree and possess strong project management skills.  They will be commercially aware, able to create opportunities and participate in activities to generate new business.

The role is full time, Monday to Friday, based in our head office in central Manchester.  It may occasionally involve some national travel, working in company and customer offices with the possibility of international travel.  Benefits include 25 days’ holiday entitlement plus statutory holidays, a bonus scheme and pension scheme. 

For an informal discussion about the vacancy please contact Andrew Boyle, Director,, tel. 0161 249 9242.

The job description and person specification can be downloaded from here and the application form from here

To apply, please send the completed application form together with a CV and covering statement to







Gavin Reynaud, Director

0161 238 4928