Organisational Purpose Metrics Research & Development Partner (KTP Associate)

Cranfield University

18 May 2023
Job Information

Cranfield University
HR & Development Group
Research Field
Psychological sciences » Psychology
Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Recognised Researcher (R2)
Established Researcher (R3)
Leading Researcher (R4)
United Kingdom
Application Deadline
18 Jun 2023 – 23:59 (Europe/London)
Type of Contract
Job Status
Hours Per Week
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

Offer Description

School of Management

Sustainable Business/Changing World of Work Groups

Organisational Purpose Metrics Research & Development Partner (KTP Associate)

Fixed Term Contract for 24 Months

Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £25,000 to £30,000 per annum, dependent upon qualifications and experience, plus £4,000 personal development budget

Location: Remote working with occasional meetings at Contexis Ltd, London or Hampshire

We are seeking a motivated and skilled individual to help us to develop, validate and exploit a methodology designed to measure and understand organisational purpose and to provide the data and evidence to support organisations globally on the transition towards sustainable and purposeful business.  

About the Role

We are seeking somebody to work with Contexis and Cranfield School of Management to deliver this KTP project, focused on the development, validation and exploitation of a scale designed to measure Organisational Purpose and its impact on human and organizational performance.  This individual will be asked to apply the latest academic thinking and research techniques into developing this cutting-edge tool.  

Over the last four years, Contexis have developed a novel and innovative data tool — the Contexis Index (CI) — that is based on leading behavioural science. Your role will be to help Contexis to capitalise on the CI and enable a strategic shift from being a consultancy to a higher margin innovative measurement and data acquisition analysis business that gives data-driven insights into human and organisational performance.

The project will focus on the evidence-based evaluation, validation and development of a tool which helps improve the performance of some of the world’s largest businesses through the activation of organizational purpose in culture. For the right candidate there is also the opportunity to be part of the client-facing teams who develop new business and present insights from the tool’s analysis to clients.

About You

You will be educated to Masters level with a qualification and experience in Occupational Psychology, Organisational Behaviour or another relevant subject.  In particular, you will have research skills that involve statistical data analysis.  Preferably, you will also have experience of developing and/or validating measurement scales relating to human attitudes and behaviour.  You may also have experience of people analytics, digital product development and of working with industry on applied research projects. 

Importantly, we are seeking someone who understands approaches to scale development in the fields of Organisational Behaviour or Psychology, who has excellent project and time management skills and can communicate complex information clearly and in an engaging manner. You should also be able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in both academic and industrial settings and have a high level of personal motivation for this role.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here .

Cranfield School of Management (SOM) has long been recognised as one of the most established and most prestigious business schools in the UK, with over 40 years’ experience of educating business leaders. SOM is a Financial Times’ top 40 school and is triple accredited by EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB.

You will work remotely and will work closely with Charlotte Baker, Head of Client Delivery at Contexis Ltd and a team of academics in the Sustainable Business and Changing World of Work Groups in Cranfield School of Management.

Contexis is a UK-based BCorp with a unique understanding of how to unlock human potential and transform organisational performance. For a decade Contexis has brought purposeful and entrepreneurial thinking to some of the largest organisations in the world including HSBC, Danske Bank, Commonwealth Bank, PwC, LCH, Euro CCP, Spire Healthcare, Thames Water, Penguin Random House, Vodafone and Mars.  
The business is now embarked on a journey to become a global player in people metrics and organisational performance. It has developed, in partnership with researchers at University of Cambridge, and beta tested, a measurement system that combines a pioneering observational model with advanced analytics. The system measures and understands how to activate purpose in culture to unlock human happiness and organisational performance with predictive results.  

Combined with the practical business experience to make it happen, Contexis’s mission is to unlock amazing humans and incredible organisations globally.

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here .

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme.We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families . Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here .

Working Arrangements

This role is a remote working position, although you will be expected to attend occasional meetings at the Contexis Ltd offices in Hampshire and/or London


Research Field
Psychological sciences
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Additional Information
Work Location(s)

Number of offers available
Contexis, London
United Kingdom

Where to apply



Cranfield, Bedford
HR and Development
Postal Code
MK43 0AL


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