Job Opportunity – Two Research Trainees, Department of Social Policy and Social Work

Deadline: 30 May 2022
Hours of Work: 11.1 hours a week, 0.3fte (1 post for 3 months, 1 post for 7 months)
Interview Date: TBC

About the Role

The Department of Social Policy and Social Work are looking to recruit two research trainees to join our ongoing project exploring how we can use asset-based approaches to support parents with learning disabilities. You will work with our research team from the Department of Social Policy and Social Work to understand the perspectives of parents with learning disabilities and the professionals who work with them about the role of networks and communities in parenting. We are working closely with York People First, a self-advocacy group, to deliver the project.

One role will support the research team in qualitative data management and analysis, and take responsibility for various ongoing administrative tasks. This is a 3 month post April-June 2022.

The second role is slightly longer (7 months April-October). In addition to supporting the research team in qualitative data management and analysis, and taking responsibility for various ongoing administrative tasks you will also contribute to the production and dissemination of project outputs

Skills, Experience & Qualification required

You will have: advanced knowledge of qualitative research methods, including data management and analysis. You will also have excellent IT skills, including familiarity with relevant data analysis software (e.g., NVivo). You will have the ability to communicate effectively with the research team, with our collaborators from York People First, and with other external stakeholders. You will have the written communication skills to contribute to the development of the project resources. You will feel comfortable working independently and taking responsibility for administrative and research tasks as delegated to you. You will have a commitment to the human rights of disabled people and a willingness to learn about asset-based approaches.

Please see the full job description below for further information on this.

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How to Apply

For informal enquiries: please contact Dr. Jenny Threlfall at

To apply: Please submit a CV and letter of application to Dr. Jenny Threlfall at by 30 May 2022. Please indicate in your letter which of the two posts you would like to be considered for.

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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