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Market Insight Officer

£30,090 – £33,387

37 hours

Wakefield District

Reference no: W156/18

Are you looking for a new challenge where you can manage and develop research projects in a bright and creative environment?

An exciting opportunity has arisen delivering our successful programme …

LARIA Professional Development Event 2018 – Call for Papers & Speakers

LARIA Professional Development Event 2018: Call for papers and speakers

“Innovation for Insight with Impact in local research and analysis”

If you’ve got something to say, then say it at the LARIA Professional Development Event taking place on Friday, 23 …

Researching the sustainability and effectiveness of Blackpool HeadStart’s Academic Resilience Approach

Project in brief

Centre of Resilience for Social Justice (CRSJ) invites applications for a full-time three-year PhD studentship from October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. In collaboration with Blackpool Council and Boingboing, this PhD project will contribute to …

New LARIA Council elected

At the LARIA AGM a new LARIA Council was elected including a new Chair. We would particularly like to welcome our new Council members Kate Waterhouse, Dr Jane Kennedy and Professor James Downe.

Congratulations also to Mike Walker, our new …

Award Winner 2018 – Manchester City Council

Best use of social care or health research: Manchester City Council

Evaluation of Manchester’s Community Assessment Support Service (CASS)


The research evidenced how designing services to fit how people use them instead of within traditional organisation structures can deliver …

Award Winner 2018 – Wirral Council

Best Use of Local Area Research: Wirral Council

Using the principles of Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis to prioritise areas which would benefit most from a Selective Licensing scheme in Wirral


Frontline services in Wirral have struggled for decades to …

Award Winner 2018 – Essex County Council

Best Use of Data: Essex County Council

Multi-agency geo-mapping of gangs and child exploitation


The entry shows the power of joint insight. Using existing data, in a joined up way across organisations, rather than silos to develop a local …

Award Winner 2018 – Birmingham City Council

Most engaging communication of local area research – Birmingham City Council

Annual Research Seminar Series (5th Year)


The seminar has been recognised locally as a forum for raising awareness of research within the local authority and also an opportunity …

Chair’s Report 2018

I have been honoured to have been a member of the LARIA Council for over ten years and since 2012 the Chair. This is my last LARIA Conference as I move on personally to a new role in evaluating central …

LARIA Research Impact Awards 2018 – Winners

The winners of the LARIA Research Impact Awards were announced on the 22nd May 2018 at the LARIA Conference in Chester. They are the only awards specifically designed to showcase the work of those researching local areas. We welcome entries …

LARIA Away Day Feedback

LARIA held its away day on 11 April. Members old and new joined members of LARIA Council for a very open discussion about LARIA, its history and achievements, the challenges that LARIA faces, and most importantly where it needs to …

Paycheck 2018 – gross household income for the United Kingdom

Licensed by over 100 Public Sector organisations, Paycheck is used in conjunction with open and local administrative data to support a wide range of needs including Strategic Housing Market Assessments, Local Plans and Joint Strategic Needs Assessments. Paycheck is also …

New guide to using Behavioural Insights in local government

Want some help using behavioural insights in your authority? Would some real-life techniques and examples help? Look no further. A new Guide with useful techniques and tools is available for officers with an interest in applying insights from behavioural psychology.…

How can you help lead LARIA?

Every year, there are a number of opportunities for LARIA members to help lead the organisation. These include: supporting the LARIA Council; helping to organise or speak at events; contributing to developing a vibrant local network; and liaising with key …


Later this year new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be introduced in the UK and this legislation updates data protection laws for the digital age. While no one could question the benefit of extending the rights of data subjects, …