Research Analyst at Venture Education

2020, September 14
Research Analyst at Venture Education 14th September 2020

Research Analyst – Job Description

About Venture Education

Venture Education is a Beijing-based consultancy that empowers UK education in China. We do this through research, projects and consultancy. Our team is a mixture of former teachers, university lecturers, education professionals, research analysts and project leaders from the UK and China. We are always open to new projects, we love to make ideas happen, and we care about what we do. Our publicly available research:

What we are looking for

We are looking for someone organised, hard-working, adaptive and creative who can work under considerable pressure to join our research team. This may include undertaking challenging research, minuting meetings with the government, carrying out policy and market analysis, or producing documents on extremely tight deadlines. You will get to work with some of the biggest education organisations in the UK including the government, commercial entities, schools and universities. We need someone with attention to detail who can produce exceptional, accurate research and then undertake intelligent analysis.

Job responsibilities

  • Quickly obtain and synthesise existing data from multiple sources to effectively communicate key findings to internal and external stakeholders
  • Perform quality and accurate research analysis that is able to connect the macro environment with organisation-specific impact
  • Consistently produce excellent quantitative and qualitative analytic work to tight deadlines
  • Carry out primary research in the form of surveys and interviews for both internal and external use
  • Summarise data and produce position papers, policy analysis, consultancy reports and proposals that contribute and drive contemporary debates in the Chinese education sector
  • Collaborate with local, national and international entities
  • Assist the leadership of the organisation with other research and writing tasks

Position requirements

  • Exceptional writing skills, with the ability to summarise complex ideas and present them in a concise, accessible way
  • Have strong attention to detail when writing, proof reading and copy editing a variety of documents (reports, proposals, infographics, etc.)
  • Ability to analyse data and information, identify trends and connections and present findings clearly and accurately through graphics and writing
  • Passion for reading and writing research, policy and reports
  • Ability to take the lead on research projects, effectively communicating with and managing other team members to ensure research, writing, translation and design is carried out efficiently and to an appropriate standard
  • Ability to consistently produce work at a high standard under tight deadlines
  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) and two-years work experience

Preferred but not essential

  • Background in education (teaching, for example)
  • Ability to create infographics
  • Ability to use data analytics software preferred
  • Strong Mandarin language ability preferred
  • Experience in the UK education sector preferred

Where will this take me?

You will learn a vast amount about the education sector, policy landscape in China and the UK and ongoing market entry and access challenges for UK trade. You will also develop a considerable understanding of business development, marketing strategies, effective consultancy, sales techniques, project management and entrepreneurship. This could lead to future positions in Venture as a research lead, project manager or business development manager. Externally, anyone leaving Venture would be invaluable to a UK university, well-equipped to take a non-academic role in an international school or perfectly-prepared to enter into either governmental or commercial research and policy work in any sector.

Job details

Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 6:00pm

Working from our Beijing office

Monthly salary: 12,000RMB+

Work Visa (Z-visa) provided

If you are interested in applying, please email your CV and cover letter setting out your motivations and suitability to

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