Research Assistant - Safer Steets

University of Salford

United Kingdom

September 30, 2022


Opportunity ID


Opportunity Closing Date

30/09/2022, 23:55

Primary Location

Salford - Frederick Road Campus

School or Business Unit

School of Health & Society

Contract Type

Part Time Fixed Term

Anticipated end date Anticipated end date - year

September 2023


£29,619 - £34,308


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Research Assistant – Safer Streets

A bit about the School of Health & Society…

Our School of Health & Society is one of the largest providers of nursing, midwifery and allied health professional education programmes in the UK, known for our track record of collaborating with a wide range of industry partners across health and social care to produce highly skilled graduates with real work experience. We are at an interesting time in the Higher Education sector, there is significant change in terms of oversight, student expectations and changing demographics and we are trying to do things differently so that we stay ahead of these changes. Our connection to industry is stronger than ever and we're proud to have more partnerships with SMEs than any other Greater Manchester University. It's everything we do and the way we do everything.

So what will the role involve?

  • This is an exciting opportunity to work on a Home Office funded Safer Streets project, working collaboratively with Wigan Council. Wigan's approach is to help people value their area. They are working with two areas which have experienced entrenched high crime and environmental issues for many years. They are engaging with the public to work together to improve their neighbourhoods. This exciting role takes an asset-based community development approach to a) develop the capability and capacity of the local community (volunteers) to carry out research to explore residents' attitudes, perceptions and experiences of their local environment to enact change; and, b) take a key role in the qualitative process evaluation. There is an expectation that the successful post holder will need to flex between working in the Wigan communities, at the university and from home, to meet the needs of the project.
  • What's in it for you?

    With over 200 languages spoken across Greater Manchester, we want to create an inspirational, inclusive research, learning and working environment, celebrating the diversity of our University community in our everyday conversations. Our student population is already incredibly diverse and we want to ensure this is reflected across our colleague profile as well.

    To help you, we have wide ranging colleague support networks, promoting awareness events throughout the year and giving you the opportunity to share your experiences with others. Our extensive faith centre facilities reflect our continuing commitment to support the student and colleague experience and the beliefs and values you bring to our community.

    There is a varied benefits package available through ‘MySalford' where you can tailor your benefits to suit your own lifestyle – everything from additional annual leave, savings on High Street shopping, travel discounts as well as health and wellbeing support. To maintain work/life balance, when appropriate you can connect to work from wherever you are. Whether it's our Peel Park Campus, MediaCityUK or your couch at home, the tools are there for you to do your best work. Flexibility on working from home is supported where possible, however the role will be based on the University of Salford campus.

    However you identify, whatever your pathway has been to get here, come and join us at the University of Salford where we are all proud to belong - watch us in action here!

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    About the employer

    Established in 1967, the University of Salford is a leading public institution of higher education and research in Salford, Great Manchester, New England. It was originally set up as Royal Technical Institute in 1896, transforming into the College of Advanced...