Posted on: 3 December, 2018
Application deadline: December 21, 2018

Research Assistant, Race Equality Foundation, UK

Research Assistant – Race Equality Foundation

2 years full time

March 2019- February 2021

We are looking to appoint a Research Assistant to join the Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities Team at the Race Equality Foundation. The role is full time for two years.

Supporting parents to develop effective parenting practices is an important strategy to tackle inequalities in childhood but major gaps remain in the evidence base for universal parenting programmes, especially for older children and families from disadvantaged and diverse ethnic backgrounds. Professor Richard Watt in collaboration with the Race Equality Foundation and researchers from University College London (UCL), Imperial, Cambridge, Bristol and Middlesex universities have secured £1.5m funding from the NIHR Public Health Programme to undertake a 4-year multi-centre waiting list control Randomised Control Trial (RCT) to evaluate Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities, a group based parenting intervention for families from ethnic and socially disadvantaged backgrounds.

Key to the successful delivery of the RCT is engagement of SFSC delivery partners (local authorities, voluntary and community organisations) as well as SFSC facilitators to ensure collection of information from parents and children as required by the research.  A team of researchers will be working on this project and the overall purpose of this post is to support engagement of facilitators and their agencies during the two year data collection phase.

The role will support the set-up of the trial, particularly managing participation of local areas in the study; providing support to facilitators and delivery agencies in collecting and collating data and liaising with colleagues at UCL in ensuring effective implement of the data collection exercise; and working with colleagues at UCL to set up and support Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) forums.

Closing date: Friday 21st December 2018, 5pm

Interviews: Wednesday 9th January 2019

Details on how to apply are online: