Glasgow, Glasgow City
Starting salary £35,143 rising to £39,000
Contract, Fixed Term 12 months, Part-time
Job description

The Mental Health Foundation is recruiting for a Senior Research Officer to support our Research Team.  This is fixed term part-time role for 4 days per week for one year.

Starting salary £35,143 rising to £39,000

The Mental Health Foundation is the UK’s leading charity for everyone’s mental health.  We are home to Mental Health Awareness Week and, with prevention at the heart of what we do, we aim to find and address the sources of mental health problems so that people and communities can thrive.

Our focus is on three key areas:

1. Impact

We systematically consider how to scale ideas informed by evidence.  We build partnerships and alliances that increase the impact and reach of our work.

2. Influence

We harness evidence and the voice of lived experience to advocate for preventive approaches and create campaigns which tackle the root causes of poor mental health. 

3. Integrity

We continue to build a strong organisation that lives its values - that is open, kind, outward-looking and sustainable.

We have pioneered change for 70 years and we are not afraid to challenge the status quo. Come join us!

This exciting role will primarily be to project manage the evaluation of a Scottish Government funded project ‘Bridging the Gap’. The project aims to address the low uptake in cancer screening in those with mental health conditions and evaluate potential interventions to address this low uptake.

What does the role involve?

  • Day-to-day management and delivery of the Bridging the Gap study
  • Ensuring all fieldwork is conducted in a timely and ethical manner
  • Leading the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data and report writing
  • Assisting in dissemination the final evaluation including written reports, academic publications, and presentations to achieve policy and practice change

What skills, knowledge and experience are we looking for?

  • Ability to design and lead qualitative and mixed methods research studies (Essential)
  • Outstanding organisational skills including the ability to use initiative, to prioritise workload and work under pressure (Essential)
  • Knowledge and understanding of public mental health including impact trauma and mental health diagnosis on cancer screening uptake (Desirable)

Why should you join the Mental Health Foundation?

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, rising to 27 after 5 years’ service
  • 3 closure days between Christmas and New Year
  • Up to 3 wellbeing days per annum
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Generous non-contributory pension scheme, 8% at 3 months service, rising to 10% at 6 months service employer contribution
  • Life Assurance Scheme at four times annual salary
  • Flexible working
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Cycle to work scheme

Please note that for safeguarding purposes, all our roles require a DBS or PVG check.  Also, we are unable to provide sponsorship for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK. 

How to apply

If you think your skills match and you’d like to be part of a dynamic and growing organisation, please complete and send your application form (along with a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form) via the company website.  Please note that all sections of the application form should be completed as CVs will not be accepted.  Applications will close at 5pm on Friday 3rd December 2021.  Interviews are planned for Wednesday 15th December 2021.  You will be asked to deliver a presentation on the day of the interview.

Diversity is greatly valued at the Foundation.  Applications from all sections of the community are actively encouraged.  If you have a disability, require any additional support or have any questions regarding the role, please contact us via the company website.

Due to Covid-19 and until further notice, we are operating digital recruitment (including interviews via video conferencing) and on-boarding processes.  We are blending office and homeworking until further notice.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Posted on: 19 November 2021
Closing date: 03 December 2021
Tags: Policy/Research

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