We currently have an opportunity available for a Research Officer intern to undertake research into the barriers around volunteering faced by individuals who require additional support to engage in volunteering.
The research will form the basis and evidence for developing a bespoke project offering support into, and during, volunteering within the Falkirk Council area. This opportunity is through SCVO, in partnership with Inclusion Scotland, who create and support paid internship opportunities for disabled people within third sector organisations, known as Disability Equality Internships.
The internship is for a maximum of 455 hours (the work pattern will be agreed with the successful candidate), with a wage of £8.45 per hour.
As part this internship is one of SCVO and Inclusion Scotland’s Disability Equality Internship opportunities, applicants must:
- define as a disabled person under the Equality Act 2010, ie. “someone who has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal every day activities”
- be unemployed or under-employed
Main duties and tasks will include:
- desk-based research on what already exists
- research design
- questionnaire design, evaluation and redesign
- analysis design and production
- report design and production
- hosting focus groups with a specific client base
- engaging with various stakeholders across the third sector locally
- carrying out face-to-face research across the Falkirk Council area
The successful candidate will also be expected to travel throughout the area to gather data from interviews (with support if required).
Candidates should have interview skills (ie. be able to conduct interviews, including face-to-face), good written skills and the ability to share research findings in a variety of formats to cater to different audiences.
They should also be able to think innovatively, not just replicate what an employer or supervisor thinks should happen, and have research design skills and knowledge (ie. be able to demonstrate use of methods other than Survey Monkey), and an understanding of the research design process and information-gathering methods.
To apply for this opportunity, please complete the application form on the Goodmoves website. (Two versions of the form available, including a text-only version.) If you require another format e.g. larger print, Braille or audio tape, contact email@example.com
If you have any problems in accessing or completing the application form and could benefit from alternative arrangements to apply, please contact us at the email address above as soon as possible.
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The deadline for applications is 5pm on Sunday 30th April. Completed application forms should be sent to Moira Cutherbertson by email: email@example.com
Applications forms can also be sent to the following address: Moira Cuthbertson, Development Officer, SCVO, Brunswick House, 51 Wilson Street, Glasgow, G1 1UZ.
If you are interested in this opportunity and wish to have a discussion about the role before applying, please contact Victoria McRae by phone: 01324 692000, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org