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Senior Peer Researcher

Type: Fixed term contract

Duration: 2 years

Location: Working remotely/Head office (Borough, London)

Salary: £31,925 per annum FTE (either full-time or 0.8 FTE)

Hours: 37.5 hours a week (1 FTE)/30 hours per week (0.8 FTE)

Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity?  Passionate about parental mental health research? Experienced in qualitative research studies and peer research methods?

We are recruiting a Senior Peer Researcher to play a key role in several studies:

  • Delivering an ethnographic observation study in NHS Trusts. This study is part of the ETHOS project led by University of Cambridge. This will include planning each phase of the project and ensuring service user and carer involvement throughout.
  • A review/study on the barriers facing parents and families in South London.
  • A qualitative evaluation of Maternity Mental Health Services to offer mental health assessment and intervention for women experiencing mental health difficulties.
  • You will work in collaboration with team members, external partners, and particularly with people who have lived experience of mental health problems both as advisors and researchers.

Please refer to the job description for a fuller explanation.

This unique post would suit someone with a strong background in delivering qualitative research studies (data collection, analysis and write up), developing relationships with people from diverse communities and working alongside other peers using peer research methods.  For more information about our approach to using expertise from experience in our work, please visit our website.

The post involves working with people in the perinatal period and also working with parents and families experiencing difficulties. We would particularly welcome applications from people who have experiences that would make them ‘peers’ in this context.

We strongly encourage Black People and People of Colour to apply as they are currently under-represented in our workforce.

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

This post will be a mix of working remotely and in our head office – 7-14 Great Dover Street, London SE1 4YR.  The postholder will need to be based within London or the surrounding regions, as part of the post will be based in East London. 

Benefits of working at McPin include: NEST Pension scheme with 6% employer contribution, Wellbeing support and mentoring scheme, Employee Assistance Programme with Health Assured.  You can find out more about us at www.mcpin.org.

The closing date for applications is 9.00 am on Monday 6th September 2021.  Interviews will be held w/c 13th September 2021.

To apply please download and complete an application form below and send to contact@mcpin.org by the closing date.

Queries to danrobotham@mcpin.org or call 0207 922 7877 if you have any questions about the post.

Job Description

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form


Operations Support Officer

Type: Fixed term contract

Duration: 2 years

Location: Head office (Borough, London)/Working remotely

Salary: £27,925 per annum FTE

Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week, part time may be considered)

This is a HR role with a difference.

Are you passionate about mental health?  A dedicated administrator?  Enjoy supporting others and becoming a key part of the team? 

We are recruiting an Operations Support Officer to join our mental health research charity in Borough, London, to provide vital Human Resources, administrative and wellbeing support to ensure the smooth and supportive running of our team.

We are looking for a highly organised and efficient ‘people person’ who will be able to carry out a range of day-to-day tasks including HR administration and the support and promotion of wellbeing at McPin.  Attention to detail, an administrative mind and a compassionate communicator are vital to this role, as well as the ability to use your initiative and manage your own workload.  Every day will be different, with the opportunity for you to develop your skills and support our projects.

We strongly encourage Black People and People of Colour to apply as they are currently under-represented in our workforce.

It is essential that the post holder upholds the values of the organisation. We encourage people with lived experience of mental health issues to work for us, using their unique skills and knowledge as an ‘expert from experience’.

Benefits of working at McPin include: NEST Pension scheme with 6% employer contribution, Wellbeing support and mentoring scheme, Employee Assistance Programme with Health Assured.

Please see the full Job Description for more information.

The closing date for applications is 9.00 am on Wednesday 8th September.  Interviews will be held in the week commencing 27th September 2021.

To apply please download and complete an application form below and send to contact@mcpin.org by the closing date.

Queries to contact@mcpin.org or call 0207 922 7877 if you have any questions about the post.

Job Description

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form


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