Do you want to work for an organisation that believes that prevention is fundamental to addressing the mental health crisis? If so, the Mental Health Foundation is recruiting for a Senior Research Officer post to join our new Evidence and Impact team for Scotland and Northern Ireland.
You will work on strategically important reviews and studies to help us deliver our 5-year strategy for prevention. As a senior researcher, you will work flexibly with colleagues in research, public policy and programmes and with external partners including universities, government and community organisations.
Salary: starting salary £35,143 rising to £39,000 (pro-rata)
Hours: Part-time - 28 hours per week
The Mental Health Foundation is a financially strong and expanding organisation. Our vision is good mental health for all, and prevention is at the heart of what we do. We place particular focus upon those who have greatest need. We use our knowledge, informed by rigorous research, to inform and work with policymakers, practitioners, communities, companies, and the media. We have pioneered change for 70 years and are not afraid to challenge the status quo. Come join us!
This exciting and senior new research post is based in Glasgow and will be joining our new Evidence and Impact Department for Scotland and Northern Ireland. Reporting to the Head of Evidence and Impact and working closely with the Senior Team, you will work collaboratively with a range of partners to ensure that evidence and best practice informs our programmes, policy and campaigns.
What are we looking for? Someone:
• with strong mixed method research skills, including conducting evidence and literature reviews
• with excellent communication skills with ability to write for, and present to, academic, policy and public audiences
• interested in participatory research and who is committed to the importance of lived experience voice in shaping and influencing research.
• who understands public mental health and the role of research in influencing policy and practice
• And who is passionate, focused, self-motivated and positive
Why should you join our Mental Health Foundation?
• 25 days annual leave, rising to 27 after 5 years of service
• 9 days bank holiday (plus 3 discretionary Christmas leave days)
• 3 annual wellbeing days
• Generous non-contributory pension plan, up to 10% employer contribution
• Various flexible working options
• Enhanced Maternity pay
• Season Ticket Loan
• Cycle to work scheme
The Foundation is fully committed to safeguarding all. Please note that all our roles require a Disclosure Scotland check.
We are unable to provide sponsorship for this post. In order to apply for this post, you must demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.
Applications will close at 5:00pm on Wednesday 5 August 2020. Interviews are planned for w/c 17 August 2020.
How to apply:
To apply please visit - www.mentalhealth.org.uk/about-us/jobs
Diversity is valued at the Foundation and is important in the work that we do. Applications from all sections of the community are welcome and will be considered on merit. Should you have a disability and require any additional support or if you have any questions regarding the above role, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For informal enquiries contact Julie Cameron at email@example.com