Peer Researcher (WHOLE-SMI study)

Type: Fixed term contract

Duration: 2 years

Location: Working remotely/Durham University

Salary: £27,925 per annum FTE (£5,585 0.2 FTE)

Hours: 7.5 hours a week (0.2 FTE)

We are recruiting two peer researchers to join the WHOLE-SMI research team based at Durham University led by Dr Emily Oliver.

You will be working on a research project that aims to examine how best we can deliver physical health support to people living with severe mental illness (SMI) in the North-East (NE) of England based on learning from work already carried out in other areas. SMI is often a term used to describe schizophrenia, psychosis, and bipolar.  Working with commissioners, service users, and community providers we will explore what helps, and hinders, successful service delivery in the NE.

This is an opportunity for someone who is looking to gain experience in conducting mental health research. They will have a good understanding of research principles, perhaps through university studies, and an interest in health and social care, particularly mental health. Candidates may wish to draw on relevant personal experiences of managing SMI within the post or supporting a relative or close friend to manage SMI.

Please refer to the job description for a fuller explanation.

This post will be based remotely and will have access to hot-desking space at Durham University.  The postholder will need to be based in the North East of England.

It is essential that the post holder upholds the values of the organisation, including a commitment to inclusion, equity and anti-racism principles.

The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 10th January 2022.  Interviews will be held w/c 17th January 2022.

To apply please download the application form below, complete and return to by the closing date above.

Queries to or call 07931 977427 if you have any questions about the post.

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