Vacancy: Research Intern

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Vacancy: Research Intern

We are recruiting for one or more research interns to support the TOMs, Data and Insights Team at the Social Value Portal (SVP). The ideal candidate will be a current undergraduate student (or recent graduate) in Economics, Sustainable Development, or related field. This is a great opportunity to gain first-hand professional in a fast-growing field that could lead to a permanent employment.

Location: We are flexible about the working location for the role. Consistent with current COVID guidance, it is likely that this role will have a significant home-based component for the foreseeable future. However, we hope that some teamwork based in our offices will take place over the coming months, so our preference would be for the individual to have the ability to make periodic visits to one of our two main offices (London or Manchester). We also have serviced offices in Cardiff and Edinburgh available for occasional use.

Working Hours: Full time

Salary: [hourly rate]

Reports to: Head of Research

Open to: All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to nationality, sex, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, criminal history or disability status and we strongly encourage application from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion. Only applicants with the right to work in the UK can be considered.


To apply: Please send a covering letter of no more than one side of A4 and your CV to

Please note applications will be reviewed as they are received and follow-up may begin prior to the deadline, so we recommend early application.



The successful candidate will support the Senior Researchers driving the design and implementation of new innovative and intelligent solutions and the promoting the delivery of social value by providing intelligent training to internal and external stakeholders.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Conduct research tasks with minimal or no supervision both independently or as part of the team
  • Review of literature and models
  • Analysis and evaluation of quantitative and qualitative data
  • Write basic reports
  • Assist in the design of training material


About the Social Value Portal

The Social Value Portal is the UK’s leading solution for embedding the delivery, measurement, and management of social value into procurement processes and business activities of organisations. We are a fast-growing enterprise with public and private sector clients across the UK.

Social value is a rapidly developing agenda for addressing societal challenges using an integrated triple bottom line (economic / social / environment) approach. We are at the leading edge of developing social value methodologies and approaches to measuring and reporting social value, and our rapidly expanding client-base across a broad range of sectors, including central & local government, health, real estate and development, engineering & construction, nuclear and financial services, and the third sector, reflects the increasing awareness of organisations in all industries and sizes of their contribution to a sustainable economic growth and a prosperous and inclusive society.

Our mission is to provide an evidence-based approach to measuring and delivering social value with four essential components to our business:

  1. Ongoing development of the Themes, Outcomes and Measurement (TOMs) Framework to measure and monetise social value and the National TOMs Reporting Standard
  2. Support the delivery of our online platform – the Portal – used for managing, monitoring and reporting social value
  3. Enhance our Research & Development of methodologies and products
  4. Engage with consultancy and advisory work with clients to assist in the development of social value strategies and approaches


If you are interested…

Send your CV plus a covering note explaining why you are interested and why you think you are suitable for the role to