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Top job! Senior Research Officer (Thriving Learners)

  • Part time
  • £35,143 – £39,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 5th August 2020

  • Advertised from 15th July 2020
  • Salary: starting salary £35,143 rising to £39,000 (pro-rata 0.8). 2 year fixed term - secondments considered. 28 hours per week


Do you want to work for an organisation that believes that prevention is fundamental to addressing the mental health crisis? If so, the Mental Health Foundation is recruiting for a Senior Research Officer post to lead our Thriving Learners study.

This new research study into student mental health in Scotland aims to better understand the landscape of provision, ‘what works’ for promoting wellbeing, and what students want to enhance and promote their wellbeing. This is a mixed methods study which will include a large-scale survey, qualitative interviews and participatory approaches including the development of a Learner Advisory Panel. It is being delivered in partnership with Universities Scotland with funding from the Robertson Trust.

The Mental Health Foundation is a financially strong and expanding organisation. Our vision is good mental health for all, and prevention is at the heart of what we do. We place particular focus upon those who have greatest need. We use our knowledge, informed by rigorous research, to inform and work with policymakers, practitioners, communities, companies, and the media. We have pioneered change for 70 years and are not afraid to challenge the status quo. Come join us!

This exciting and senior new research post is based in Glasgow and will take forward this exciting new study. Reporting to the Head of Evidence and Impact and working closely with the Associate Director, you will work collaboratively with a range of partners to ensure the successful delivery of this ground breaking study.

Application notes

An application form, job pack and equal opportunities monitoring form is available on our website

Applications will close at 5:0pm on 5th August 2020.

Interviews are planned for w/c 17th August 2020.

Diversity is valued at the Foundation and is important in the work that we do. Applications from all sections of the community are welcome and will be considered on merit. Should you have a disability and require any additional support or if you have any questions regarding the above role, please contact us at