Research Assistant

Kingston University
November 27, 2023
Offerd Salary:£3,005
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Research Assistant


Faculty of Health, Science, Social Care & Education


School of Nursing, Allied & Public Health

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  • Job Description (PDF, 153.21kb)
  • The Research Assistant will support a researcher with a learning disability to work on the co-production part of the LeDeR programme (reviews of deaths of people with learning disabilities in England), to make the information accessible to people with learning disabilities. The role is to work alongside the researcher to help them think through difficult topics, give both practical and moral support, help them read and respond to emails, support them in planning their diary, help with producing and sending out easy-read agendas and other materials, support them in attending meetings and giving presentations, as well as other support tasks that may arise.

    The Person

    The post holder is a health/social care worker with experience of supporting people with learning disabilities and a strong interest in research. They will have excellent communication skills with a track record of communicating and engaging well with people with learning disabilities. This includes skills in easy-read written communication. They will demonstrate flair, enthusiasm, and innovation when faced with challenges. They need to be able and willing to think and talk about difficult issues, including end-of-life, death and bereavement.

    The Faculty

    School of Nursing , Allied and Public Health

    Our people are passionate about developing nurses for the future, in each of the four fields of nursing – adult, child, learning disability and mental health.

    We support our students to ensure they get the skills and knowledge they need to make a lasting impact on society.

    We also have access to industry-leading research for nursing and health professions.

    Further information

    This is a part time (4 hours per week), fixed term position for 12 months with a starting salary of £3,005.83 per annum (10.81% pro rata to £27,804 per annum).

    Interviews are expected to take place on Tuesday 5 December 2023.

    For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Irene Tuffrey-Wijne.

    Bring your true self, expertise, and passion to Kingston where we are continuing to strive to build a university where authentic inclusion and belonging is at its heart. Every one of our staff and students' identities, backgrounds and diverse experiences makes us who we are - so harness and embrace yours by applying today. We welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ communities and those with disabilities.

    Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

    To apply click on ‘Apply Now'. If, for accessibility reasons, you need to apply in an alternative format, please email [email protected] or call the HR Shared Services team on 020 8417 3118.

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