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Top job! Project Researcher

  • Full time
  • £35,002 – £40,054
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd December 2019

  • Advertised from 20th November 2019
  • Fixed Term - 6 months


Harmeny Education Trust is a sector leading children’s charity, providing therapeutic care and education for children who have experienced trauma in their early years, referred from all over Scotland. As a Grant Aided Special School, we work with children aged 5 to 14, both on a day and all year round residential basis.

The Trust has reached a point where there is real opportunity for growth, including the development of a continuing care service for young people already placed at Harmeny, from the age of 15 to 25, as well as residential-only services for children aged 5 to 14.

We are seeking a highly professional, enthusiastic Project Researcher to scope out a sustainable practice model for the delivery of these new services. Working closely with the Senior Management Team, the postholder will collate and analyse data, consult with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, and produce a detailed proposal for consideration by the Senior Management Team and Board of Trustees.

The successful applicant will have a professional qualification in the field of care, education or social science discipline, proven research or practice management experience, and excellent networking and communication skills. This is an exciting opportunity to support the strategic development of the Trust, and make a real difference in the lives of some of Scotland’s most vulnerable, yet remarkable, children.

Whilst the post will initially be on a fixed term (6 month) basis, there is the possibility of extension for project implementation.

Application notes

Closing Date: 3rd December 2019

Interview Date: 13th December 2019

To find out more about this rewarding post, please contact Neil Squires, Chief Executive, on 0131 449 3938 or by email at:

To apply, please go to our recruitment section at

Alternatively, you can request an application pack by email at or by telephone on 0131 449 3938.