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Research Assistant

Posted: 8 Oct 2020 Closes: 6 Nov 2020
Trust HQ, Alie Street Community Mental Health Transformation Programme, London, United Kingdom £37,638 - £44,780 pa inc HCA
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Research Assistant

Job Reference: 363-CP7272

Employer: Department: Administration Location: Trust HQ, Alie Street Community Mental Health Transformation Programme, London Salary: £37,638 - £44,780 pa inc HCA

ELFT has long been recognised as a centre of excellence for mental and health care, innovation and improvement. So it is a very exciting time for you to come and work for us. Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

The Community Mental Health Transformation Programme team for North East London are looking to recruit a Research Assistant to support with the delivery of a robust evaluation of our programme.

The programme is one of 12 implementer sites nationally who are developing new models of community mental health care, in line with the NHS Long Term Plan and Community Mental Health Framework for Adults and Older Adults. We are working in City & Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets across Primary Care Networks with GPs, commissioners, mental health services, Voluntary and Community Sector organisations, local authorities, service users, carers and citizens.

The post holder will be employed and line managed within East London NHS Foundation Trust, but will also receive support and guidance from a Central Evaluation Team consisting of members from The McPin Foundation, University of Plymouth and NHS England & Improvement. The post holder will be embedded within our programme team and have the opportunity to not just evaluate but to shape the programme as a whole. The ethos of the project is co-production and the post-holder will work closely with our local service user and carer research advisory group. This post would suit someone interested in working with their lived experience of poor mental health within the research programme (also known as survivor research, peer research or service user research).

The main duties of the post-holder will be those concerned with delivering a local evaluation based upon three data collection cycles, with local data collection involving on different stakeholders and feedback to teams. The postholder will actively promote opportunities for rapid learning amongst clinicians, service users, carers, community and voluntary sector partners and the wider NHS. The post-holder will primarily undertake qualitative research: workshops and focus groups, in depth interviews, observations work in meetings and possibly in clinical and community settings. They will also undertake statistical data analysis with supervision and support, and be involved in the publication and dissemination/utilisation of findings both locally and within a consortium of up to five pilot sites. An important aspect of this role will be working with researchers, employed in a similar research and evaluation role, in other implementer sites.

If you have any questions or are interested in finding out more please contact:
Vanessa Pinfold Research director at the McPin Foundation 07931977427

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name:Jamie Stafford


Telephone number:07908427519

Additional contact information

Vanessa Pinfold Research director at the McPin Foundation 07931977427

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