Band 5 Research Officer

Reference

FOKRO

Sector

Administration

Salary

£31,365 to £0 Per Week

Town/City

Belfast

Contract Type

Permanent

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MPA Recruitment are working in partnership with their public sector client to recruit a Band 5 Research Officer for a full-time, temporary position in the Belfast area.

The Research Officer will lead and deliver the statutory function to undertake research and conduct investigations into the best methods and practices for consulting the public about and involving them in matters relating to health and social care. The post holder will work on a wide range of research projects, employing a range of different research methodologies

Duties and responsibilities:

· To keep under review health and social care research fields in support of the statutory functions

· To provide literature reviews

· To provide research digests and updates

· To draft reports and papers for presentation and publication

To liaise with external researchers to support commissioned projects under the supervision of the Research Manager, Leadership Team and Head of Operations

· drafting research specifications;

· agreeing the terms of reference for research;

· To plan and deliver research and surveys to be undertaken by the Council to and ensure compliance with research governance standards

· To conduct, manage or commissioning in-depth interviews with members of the public and large-scale data sets, providing relevant analysis,

· To provide information on what research is already available in a health and social care area

· Co-ordinate the collation of service users and carers’ views of service

· To explain complex ideas and findings in a way that can be easily understood by a wide range of target audiences

· To keep up to date with developments in policy and social issues, as well as qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Essential Criteria:

a university degree or relevant professional qualification and have worked for at least 2 years in a role gathering qualitative and quantitative information using research methodologies

OR

have worked for at least 2 years in the last 4 years in a research function, in a role gathering qualitative and quantitative information using research methodologies;

demonstrate evidence of employing a variety of research techniques

· have excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing.

· have project management skills

Belfast

Full job description can be received upon registration.

I am keen to have an initial discussion with anyone who feels this could potentially be of interest. Please contact Fiona O’Kane at MPA Recruitment on +44 (0)28 952 111 11 or send an up to date CV via the link provided to speak further about this opportunity.

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