Research Assistant, Health and Wellbeing FTC

Chichester, United Kingdom
£22,016 to £23,334 per annum
07 May 2019
End of advertisement period
09 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date 09/06/2019
Location Chichester Campus
Salary £22,016 to £23,334 per annum
Package Local Government Pension Scheme
Job category/type Research/Bursaries

Job description

We have an exciting new opportunity within the University of Chichester, Institute of Sport.  We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to provide support for the delivery of a health evaluation of an EU funded project called Sexual Health in Over Forty Fives (SHIFT).  SHIFT aims to empower this age group to participate in sexual health services & improve their sexual health & wellbeing, with an additional and specifically adapted focus on socio-economically disadvantaged groups such as those not living in secure accommodation, migrants and sex workers across the 2Seas area. Insight gathering and testing existing evidence will be central to the project delivery and act as the foundation for co-creating a service redesign of the healthcare systems currently in place.  Existing services in the region will be adapted to provide services that are appropriately suited to these groups. The project is being delivered by partner organisations in the UK (East Sussex and Kent), France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

This role will support the principal researcher in the delivery of a comprehensive evaluation of the project.  The Research Assistant will have responsibility for participant recruitment, data collection, data collation and undertake administrative tasks to support the successful delivery of the project.  They will also assist the researchers involved with data analysis, literature reviews, report writing.  

The successful candidate will have a Masters level qualification in a subject related to health and wellbeing.  Knowledge of and experience using qualitative and quantitative methods in health evaluation is desirable. 

This role is a three year fixed term contract, subject to funding.

The University of Chichester welcomes applicants from BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) backgrounds as they are currently under represented at this level.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Dr Ruth Lowry, Reader in the Psychology of Active Living via email at or telephone extension +44 (0)1243 816309 

This position will require a Disclosure and Barring Check (DBS) which will be undertaken by the University on appointment.