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Senior Peer Researcher

Type: Fixed term for 1 year
Location: Head office/working remotely

Salary: £31,500 per annum FTE
Hours: 37.5 hours a week

Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity?  Passionate about public 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 two research studies:

  • Delivering a qualitative research study, funded by the NIHR School of Public Health Research public mental health programme and co-ordinated by UCL working with eight universities around England (see here for more details), exploring structural inequalities and mental health impacts in at least two case study sites.  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.
  • Supporting a major project that is exploring the community transformation programme in three communities. You will be joining a team of researchers in residence to add additional capacity to the data collection programme using a realistic evaluation framework.

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.

We particularly welcome applications from Black People and People of Colour 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 9am on Monday 29th March 2021.  Interviews will be held via Zoom w/c 12th April 2021.

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


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