Research Fellow (Evaluation of the Unforgotten Forces project)

Paisley, Renfrewshire (GB)
Friday, 14 December 2018
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 6 January 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

School of Media, Culture and Society
Research Fellow (Evaluation of the Unforgotten Forces project)
£36,261 to £43,266 per annum pro rata 
Part-time: 28 Hours per week, fixed term until September 2020

We are seeking an enthusiastic Research Fellow with relevant research experience to join our research team on a funded project for an Evaluation of Unforgotten Forces Project, a consortium of organisations who are seeking to help provide and improve services for ex-service men and women over the age of 65. Poppy Scotland will be the lead organisation in this project, which is being funded by the Ministry of Defence.  The aim of the study is to evaluate and advance our understanding of the complex needs of ex-service men and women over 65 years of age.

You will be responsible for supporting the research in a number of ways.

You must be able to carry out comprehensive literature reviews and associated data analysis.  You will be engaged with recruiting participants and conducting structured and follow-up in-depth qualitative interviews/focus groups with key individuals in the partnership and with a sample of their clients accessing these specific services. You will also be involved in the development of a database and analysis of the resultant quantitative data.

The successful candidate will preferably have a PhD in social policy/social justice or related discipline. It is essential that you have previous experience of recruiting participants to research studies and conducting interviews. Experience of qualitative data analysis is necessary and some knowledge of the challenges for support services for the elderly would be an advantage.  Experience of conducting quantitative data collection is also essential and travel to recruitment and interview sites across Scotland will also be required.

The post holder will be based at the Paisley Campus. 

For an informal discussion of the post and duties please contact Dr Liz Frondigoun (

Further information, including details of how to apply are available at 

Closing Date:    Sunday, 6th January 2019 
Interview Date:     Thursday, 17th January 2019 

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups. 

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer. 

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.