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Senior Research Officer

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The Mental Health Foundation is recruiting for a Senior Research Officer to support our Research Team. 

Deadline: Sunday 3rd September 11pm

Location: London

Salary: Starting salary £36,724  rising to £40,755 plus £3285 London weighting pro rata 

Hours: Part time 28 hours per week (0.8 FTE)

Contract type: Permanent 

This exciting role will be instrumental in helping up build the evidence base for public mental health initiatives. The Senior Research Officer will lead and contribute to research and evaluation projects that are focused on improving the depth of understanding of preventing mental health problems and promoting good mental health.   

What does the role involve?

  • Develop and lead strategically important research and evaluation projects within timescales and budget.  
  • Produce high quality evidence to inform our activities. 
  • Work collaboratively across the Foundation’s teams and with external partners (such as academics, evaluators and community organisations) to shape and undertake research in a way which effectively influences multiple audiences and contributes to positive change.   


What skills, knowledge and experience are we looking for?

  • Masters level qualification or equivalent relevant experience in social research techniques.  
  • Knowledge of major quantitative & qualitative research methodologies and proven ability to design research instrumentation tools. 
  • Demonstrable understanding of mental health and the impact of inequalities and adversity on mental health. 
  • Highly developed analytical skills, with the ability to apply creative solutions to complex problems.   
  • Demonstrable effective writing skills, with experience in collecting, analysing and presenting evidence in order to produce reports, data visuals, practical outputs and policy recommendations.  

Please note that for safeguarding purposes, all our roles require a DBS/PVG check.  Also, we are unable to provide sponsorship for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.  

How to apply 

If you think your skills match and you’d like to be part of a dynamic and growing organisation, please complete and submit your CV and statement of suitability via our website.  Applications will close at 11pm on Sunday 3rd September and we are unable to accept late applications.  Interviews are planned for Thursday 14th September.  

We believe our people should represent the communities, organisations and individuals we work with.  Diversity and inclusion is a strategic priority for us as an employer and mental health charity, and we are proud to be signatories of the Business in the Community Race at Work Charter and the Disability Confident Committed Scheme.  Applications from under-represented sections of the community are actively encouraged.

If you have a disability, require any additional support or have any questions regarding the role, please contact us at [email protected].  We make reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process and during employment.  Disabled candidates who meet all the essential person specification criteria will be offered an interview.  Therefore, please do ensure you tick the relevant box on the application form and clearly indicate in your application/covering letter if you consider yourself to meet the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 / Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

We are currently operating mostly digital recruitment (including interviews via video conferencing).  We have moved to a hybrid working model of a minimum of 2 days per week in the office and the rest working from home. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

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