Opportunity Closing Date
Salford - Frederick Road Campus
School or Business Unit
School of Health & Society
Part Time Fixed Term
Anticipated end date Anticipated end date - year
£29,619 - £34,308
Health and Society – Academic Job Ad Template
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
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