Project coordinator and senior researcher

Project coordinator and senior researcher (maternity cover)

The McPin Foundation

Type: Fixed-term
Duration: 12 months (maternity cover)
Location: London Waterloo
Salary: £28,464.90 plus £4000  Inner London Weighting
Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week)

This is an exciting role in a small, ambitious mental health research charity. Our friendly team conduct a range of mental health and evaluation projects, develop public involvement strategies for academic teams across the country and deliver discreet pieces of mental health research policy work. All our activities seek to place experts from experience at the centre. We want to transform mental health research through the direct involvement of those affected by mental health problems because we believe that leads to higher quality and more relevant research. Join us and help us make a real difference through research.

We are recruiting to a project coordination role specifically to deliver our research Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) programme for children and young people’s mental health research. The current post holder is going on maternity leave, and thus we are looking for a person to take on a key role in our PSP programme and support other projects as capacity allows. Coordinating our young people’s mental health panel is one part of the role. Strong research skills are essential. You will be joining a team of nine researchers plus freelance research staff; everyone is actively encouraged to contribute their skills and expertise to our learning and development environment. You will be managed by our Head of Research and Evaluation.

Our children and young people’s mental health research PSP programme is an interesting and important piece of work for the whole mental health sector. It is being delivered alongside a multi-disciplinary steering group and young people’s advisory panel. The methodology of a PSP is set by the James Lind Alliance. The role will suit someone with strong research project management and people skills, and who is passionate about mental health research and the difference it can make to improving the lives of people in communities everywhere. An interest in young people’s mental health is essential and experience of systematic reviewing, research surveys and co-production research methods is a must.

The McPin Foundation is based in London Waterloo but there will be travel involved with this post.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on 19th April 2017. Interviews will be held in London on Monday 24th April 2017.

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