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Senior Research Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £35,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 6th February 2022

  • Advertised from 17th January 2022
  • Contract. Full and part time considered.
  • HQ00180180


The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) has a vision of a world with good mental health for all. Their focus is on preventing mental health problems and improving people's wellbeing. They do this through research, creating new evidence-based solutions, making practical support available and advocating for change. MHF is now recruiting a Senior Research Officer who will develop and lead research and evaluation studies that are focused upon preventing mental health problems and reducing mental health inequalities.

Please note this role would expect 2-3 days in their Glasgow office when restrictions are lifted.

As a Senior Research Officer you will develop and lead strategically important research and evaluation projects on time and to budget. You will work in collaboration with academic partners to undertake research, plan and facilitate collaborative learning and knowledge exchange events to share learning and stimulate discussion about relevant topics. Ensuring research is informed by the views and experiences of people with lived experience of mental health problems is also part of this role alongside managing and supporting Research Officers, Assistants, PhD students and Consultants as required. You will also work with communication and policy colleagues to help tell a persuasive story of evidence and research to engage and influence a diverse range of audiences.

To be successful as a Senior Research Officer you will have demonstrable skills in conducting evidence/literature reviews alongside a proven ability to design and lead mixed methods research studies. Having an interest in participatory research and commitment to the importance of lived experience voice in shaping and influencing research is important, as is have the evidenced ability to write for - and present to - academic, policy and public audiences.

Please note, this role is initially a fixed term contract for 3 years, for 35 or 28 hours per week.

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Closing date 06 February 2022.