Research Assistant

Anglia Ruskin University
November 22, 2023
Offerd Salary:£29,605
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Part time
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Job Category

Teaching, Research & Scholarship

Vacancy Type

Fixed term contract

Fixed Term Duration

12 months

Employment Type

Part time

Salary From

£29,605 p.a. pro rata

Salary To

£34,980 p.a. pro rata



Faculty/Prof Service

Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care

Ref No


Closing Date



  • Job Description (PDF, 107.91kb)

  • Expectations of Academics (PDF, 161.69kb)

  • About ARU:

    We are ranked in the world's top 350 institutions in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and we are a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. Our research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical and creative fields. We deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities. Our academic excellence has been recognised by the UK's Higher Education funding bodies, with 16 of our research areas assessed as world-leading. In 2021, we were awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for our world-leading music therapy work.

    About the Role:

    The Faculty of Health, Medicine & Social Care is the largest faculty in the university and constantly pursues innovative approaches to develop and deliver curricula to meet the ever-changing educational needs of the Health and Social Care workforce. Our faculty offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, from foundation degrees to doctoral study.

    This part time role is either 0.4 FTE (2 roles) or 0.8 FTE (1 role), 12-month fixed term.

    Anglia Ruskin University and Mid and South Essex Integrated Care System are collaborating to undertake two innovative projects. The post holder will be required to work with the academic leads for each project. The Community Academy focuses on understanding where clinical skills and proficiencies are located, and the most suitable professional roles that are needed to broaden placement opportunities. If the resulting models are successful, these can be adopted within other Integrated Care Boards and will contribute to developing the scope of the future workforce. The Innovation for Information Sharing project focuses on understanding how an app will empower patients to engage more confidently in their own care by increasing their understanding of their next care steps on discharge. Thereby improving communication for patients, relatives and carers involved at discharge and reducing unplanned admissions.

    The post holder will work with the evaluation leads to explore the experiences of key stakeholders working in or affected by the two target initiatives, the impact on participants, and implications for the future workforce development. Duties will include: supporting the ethical approval and study management processes, undertaking data collection and initial analysis, and supporting the development of the study outputs, including a final report.

    You will hold a degree in a relevant subject area and ideally, have some experience of research in a healthcare practice or academic environment. You will have excellent personal communication and written skills, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team to meet agreed deadlines. Some travel within the MSE area will be required.

    Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Gillian Janes, Professor of Nursing and Quality Improvement [email protected]

    This appointment is subject to an enhanced level children's and adults barred list disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Further information can be obtained from https: // www.

    Find out more about working with us.

    We have an agile working culture and offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff to share this commitment.

    We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

    We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

    In accordance with the UK Government's immigration points-based system, this post does not meet the characteristics of a skilled job including salary criteria to be eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route.

    Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.

    Guidance Notes:

    For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification above. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.

    We reserve the right to close this vacancy once we have received sufficient applications.

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