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Research Fellow, Research and Publications

Employer
Dementia UK
Location
Homeworking
Salary
£36,000 – £40,500 per annum
Closing date
11 Dec 2023

Department: Research and Publications
Location: Remote – home working
Hours of work: 37.5 hours / week
Contract: Fixed-term contract (2 years), full-time
Salary: £36,000 – £40,500 per annum
Closing date: Monday 11th December 2023 at 10.00 am
Annual Leave: 33 days (plus eight bank holidays)

Benefits:

  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption, and shared parental pay
  • Family friendly policies
  • 8% employer pension contribution (Aviva) or opportunity to continue NHS Pension
  • Free health cashback plan (Medicash) employee cover plus up to four dependent children
  • 24/7 virtual GP access (UK registered), plus access to Best Doctors
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme (Health Assured)
  • Access to wellbeing app (healthy living tips and Bright TV )
  • Flexible working options; including hybrid working, flexible working patterns such as part-time, compressed hours and more*
  • Learning and development committed (bespoke training, LinkedIn Learning etc.)
  • Employee health and wellbeing committed (menopause friendly, disability confident employer etc.)

Background

Every three minutes someone in the UK develops dementia; a progressive and complex condition that can be devastating for the whole family. One in two of us will be affected by dementia in our lifetime – either by caring for someone with the condition, developing it ourselves, or both.

Dementia UK is the specialist dementia nursing charity that is there for the whole family. Our specialist nurses, known as Admiral Nurses, provide free, expert advice, support and understanding to help families care for their loved one. Every day, Admiral Nurses help families up and down the country to have the best life possible for as long as possible.

About the role

Research is a key element in Dementia UK’s strategic aims and runs throughout all our approaches to supporting people with dementia and their families. Our research is focused on care not cure, helping to improve lives and support our Admiral Nurses.

As part of the Research and Publications Team, we are seeking to employ two research fellows to support the delivery of our Research Strategy which we launched in September 2023.

This role will support in designing and undertaking literature reviews, developing review questions in collaboration with our patient and public involvement group. You will lead on data collection conducting interviews with people with dementia, carers, Admiral Nurses or other key stakeholders, analysing that data and disseminating the research findings. You will also collaborate with other researchers, representing Dementia UK in supporting and advising researchers in the field of dementia care.

The successful candidate will have a first degree or higher in a course relevant subject (e.g., psychology, nursing, social care) with a PHD or equivalent accepted based on cognate area of understanding. You will have demonstrable research experience within dementia, health or social care with the ability to explain complex qualitative and quantitative information in a simple and understandable format for a range of audiences. If this sounds like you, join us in making a difference in the lives of those affected by dementia.

Our Culture

In addition to a competitive salary and a generous benefits package, we truly value our people. It’s important for us to create a working environment that looks after our workforce to achieve their full potential. You will become part of a diverse and dedicated team who are supported to use and develop their skills. We recognise and value the key role you will play in delivering our strategic plans for the benefit of those living with dementia.

Our staff have a voice. Representatives from different roles and levels across the organisation positively contribute and lead on our working groups around health and wellbeing, menopause, and equality, diversity and inclusion.

Dementia UK is proud to welcome everyone, we aim for a truly inclusive culture with talented, diverse teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We celebrate difference and individuality and encourage everyone to join us and be their whole selves always.

Dementia UK is a Disability Confident Employer. If you’d like support to make an application or to tell us you’re applying under the Disability Confident Scheme, contact recruitment@dementiauk.org

*Please note that any decision on flexible working is based on business needs

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