Full Time Fixed Term
£22,417 - £26,715 per annum
Job Description - Research Assistant.pdf
About the Job
Fixed Term: 6 months
Interview date: 5 July 2021
A graduate research assistant is required to support research and evaluation
in the Institute for Public Safety, Crime and Justice (IPSCJ). The
successful candidate will assist Researchers in the development and
implementation of research and evaluation projects around health and justice,
citizens in policing and vulnerable groups in Northamptonshire and beyond.
This includes assisting with funding applications and literature reviews as
well as qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation activities. The
post is full time (37 hours per week) Monday to Friday.
This post is subject to a background disclosure check by the Disclosure and
Barring Service before any appointment can be confirmed.
You will have successfully completed an Undergraduate degree in a relevant
discipline, such as criminology or a related health, psychology, sociology or
social science area. Knowledge of public safety, crime and justice issues and
organisations involved in public safety, crime and justice as well as a strong
working knowledge and experience of research methods and analysis is a
distinct advantage, although not essential.
You will have good written and verbal communication, well developed time
management and excellent organisation skills and a cut through approach to
completing tasks. Good IT skills, including competence in using computer
programmes for data processing and analysis.
First degree in relevant discipline (e.g. law, politics, management,
criminology, human-geography or other relevant degree)
Postgraduate degree in relevant discipline (e.g. law, politics,
management, criminology, human-geography or other relevant degree)
The Institute for Public Safety, Crime and Justice (IPSCJ) at the University
of Northampton delivers high quality research and evaluation, insight and
innovation in the fields of public safety, crime and justice.
The IPSCJ is situated at the interface between practice, policy and academia,
adopting an evidence-based approach to enhance public service delivery models,
organisational strategy and outcomes for service users. The IPSCJ collaborates
with partner organisations at local, regional, national and international
levels. The core mission of the IPSCJ is to support positive evidence-based
policy and practice change for the benefit of society.
This is an exciting time to join our University following our relocation in
September 2018 to a new purpose-built, town-centre campus designed to adapt to
21st century teaching. We are looking to recruit individuals who share our
passion for innovation, creativity and social impact and who will play a key
role as we realise our ambition of transforming lives for the better and
inspiring positive change.
The University of Northampton is one of only two Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses
in the UK, and in 2017 was awarded the Social Enterprise Gold Mark, an
independent guarantee that we have proven to our employees, students and
stakeholders that we are committed to continuous improvement across our
business in order to consistently deliver a positive impact on people and
Right to Work
All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK
at interview. Due to the requirements laid out by UK Visas and Immigration
regarding Right to Work in the UK, the University can only accept applications
from individuals who currently have a status allowing them to work in the UK
for this position. Due to this criteria we regret that we are unable to offer
sponsorship at this time.
We are proud of our diverse student population and applications from Black
Asian Minority Ethnic student grow year on year. Equality and the promotion of
inclusion are a key value that we are proud to promote. To embed this across
the University, to achieve diversity amongst its staff and to improve staff
representation, we would like to encourage applications from women, people
living with disabilities, and those from the LGBT+ and Black, Asian and
Minority Ethnic communities.