Social Researcher And Advisor Jobs in Edinburgh
We are SafeLives, the UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse, for everyone and for good.
Last year alone, 14,000 professionals received our training. Over 80,000 adults at risk of serious harm or murder and more than 100,000 children received support through dedicated multi-agency support designed by us and delivered with partners. In the last six years, over 4,000 perpetrators have been challenged and supported to change by interventions we created with partners, and that’s just the start.
Together we can end domestic abuse. Forever. For everyone.
The Senior Research Analyst will be responsible for working with and supporting the Research Manager, and wider SafeLives Research, Evaluation & Analysis team. They will support the Drive Partnership to ensure our data and reporting remains rigorous and robust by taking a lead role on the ongoing research design, data collection, analysis, and delivery of our work.
They will manage, analyse, interpret, and present data and information to the Drive project team and local and national stakeholders in order to optimise the quality of implementation of the Drive model, ensure that the project achieves the greatest possible impact, and inform broader policy and practice in working with high risk/high harm perpetrators to disrupt abuse.
Benefits include a generous package including 25 days’ holiday per year plus public holidays, employee pension scheme with 4% employer contribution, Cycle2Work scheme, access to a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and Flexible Working.
If this challenge sounds as exciting to you as it does to us and you believe you have the qualities we have described, please take a look over the job description and submit a 500-word cover letter and CV.
Closing date: 9:00am on Wednesday 27th December 2023.
SafeLives is a committed provider of equal opportunities for all, please see our job description for full details.
No agencies please.
Health Policy Advisor
Home based, remote working
£37,000 - £42,000 pa plus excellent benefits
35 hours per week
The Health Policy Advisor for our Insight and Policy Capability will work to guide RNID’s thinking on health policy and lead on the delivery of our health policy influencing work as part of our Health strategic programme.
The role entails horizon scanning, analysing evidence and identifying and acting upon opportunities to create real change with and for our communities. You will influence health policy at a national level and devise strategies to impact the decisions that ICBs make on audiology services, wax removal and the accessibility of their services. You will also maintain our health policy statements and be an internal source of knowledge on the NHS.
- Work alongside the Policy and Campaigns Lead and Audiology Manager in leading our health policy development and influencing work
- Develop strong evidence-based arguments and policy positions, informed by people with hearing loss and external environment scanning
- Scan the external environment to identify opportunities and develop and deliver influencing plans
- Build partnerships with other organisations and stakeholders and secure consensus and support for RNID health policy recommendations
- Engage people who are deaf or have hearing loss in the development and delivery of your work
You will have a track record of delivering change at national or commissioner levels in a health and social care context. You will be an expert in health policy with a deep understanding of the health and social care policy landscape across the UK and the opportunities to create change within the NHS. You will be naturally outward looking and will have a strong grasp of the opportunities and risks in the external environment. You will have experience of engaging and influencing stakeholders using a strong evidence base. You will be tenacious and relish working at pace in a complex, rapidly changing environment.
Our health influencing has achieved many things. We successfully lobbied for a national Action Plan on Hearing Loss, secured NICE guidance setting out the need to provide patients with hearing aids, and established the evidence linking untreated hearing loss to dementia.
But we are in a tough external environment for our health influencing. The NHS is under intense pressure and we know that audiology services don’t have the status or resources they need. There is no systematic screening for hearing loss in place and wax removal services aren’t available in large parts of the country. Too often the NHS doesn’t meet the communication needs of people who are deaf or have a hearing loss, and audiology services haven’t taken advantage of the new technology which can improve patient experience and outcomes.
Devolution within the NHS also means we cannot only pursue our objectives at a national level. We need to complement our existing expertise in persuading Westminster and Whitehall with an understanding of how ICBs operate, what improves commissioning decisions, what drives systems and service innovation, and how to get traction locally.
We are RNID: the national charity supporting the 12 million people in the UK who are deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus.
Together, we will end the discrimination faced by our communities, help people hear better now and fund world-class research to restore hearing and silence tinnitus.
We work with our communities and partners across industry, government, charity, education and more to change life for the better.
We champion the value of difference and equality and celebrate our diverse and inclusive workforce. We actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from BAME backgrounds or who are deaf or hard of hearing. With almost 20% of our employees having a disability we proudly hold Disability Confident Leader status and guarantee an interview for disabled applicants meeting the minimum essential criteria.
Closing date: 2 January 2024.
Interview date: w/c 8 January 2024.