Epsom, Surrey
£34,000 per year + benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We are looking for someone with significant research experience to join our team and help us make a difference.

  • Ewell, Surrey
  • Permanent, full time
  • £34,000 per annum + Competitive Benefits

A little bit about the role...

We are looking for a Lived Experience Researcher to join our team to help ensure our services and influencing work are based on the best available evidence. This post is critical to the effective delivery of our helpline and our wider suicide prevention work.

In this role you will lead the design and implementation of a new research panel of service-users and people with lived experience. You’ll generate new and useful service-user and lived experience insights to help Samaritans develop its services, influencing work, and inform decisions across the organisation. Reporting to the Senior Research & Evidence Manager as part of a busy and ambitious External Affairs department, this role plays a key part in achieving Samaritans’ vision that fewer people die by suicide. You will be an experienced researcher who is highly organised, and able to manage projects and deadlines with ease. You will have significant experience of a wide range of research methodologies – from user research techniques to surveys and online focus groups – including with people with lived experience of suicide or self-harm.

If you're interested in finding out more about the role please read the attached job description as set out below.

About Samaritans

At Samaritans, our vision is that fewer people die by suicide. We believe it is preventable and that by working together we can give people the support they need before they reach crisis point. We are one of the most trusted charities in the UK and ROI, and we answer a call for help every six seconds. We have around 175 staff and more than 20,000 volunteers based across 201 branches giving emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We don’t just hear you, we listen.

Our location

Our Central Office is located in a converted mill in Ewell, Surrey which is just over 30-minutes by train from Waterloo and 15 minutes from Wimbledon. As an employer we offer a good range of benefits, including 25 days’ holiday, 3 wellbeing days, flexible working, Health Cash Plan, Pension and interest-free season ticket loans.

To apply

If the prospect of joining a well-respected and highly regarded national brand appeals to you please visit our website for a full job description.  Full details on the application process are also listed on the attached job description. 


Refreshed on: 06 June 2020
Closed date: 15 June 2020
Tags: Advice, Information, Policy/Research

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