Band 6 Research and Information Officer required on a temporary basis based in Ballymena
Role: Band 6 Research and Information Officer
Rate of Pay: £16.52
1. Research and development
a. To support a programme of research and evaluation that will facilitate the effective operation of the PHA.
b. To assist in commissioning and managing external research and evaluation and to conduct in-house research and evaluation which will involve assisting in or carrying out:
- The design of research and/or evaluation frameworks
- The preparation of briefs
- The design of research/survey and qualitative instruments
- The analysis of large-scale data sets (eg lifestyle surveys)
- Qualitative research, including analyses
- Report writing and presentations.
c. To assist in education and training programmes as appropriate.
2.Policy and planning
a. To provide advice to PHA staff and others, where appropriate, on current research and evaluation and information sources.
b. To promote high standards in the research and evaluation work of the PHA with particular regard to matters such as defining appropriate study methodology, sampling, statistical analysis and presentation of results.
a. To provide information to assist PHA staff in the commissioning and managing of external projects. This will include preparing briefs for tender, liaising with consultants, participating in working groups and reviewing draft reports.
4.Evaluation and monitoring
a. To assist with the development and coordination of evaluation studies as defined in the PHA's operational plan.
a. To support the research and evaluation function of the PHA through the provision of information - this will include literature searching and reviewing.
b. To contribute to the development of education materials, information reports and training manuals in support of the PHA's various areas of activity.
c. To provide information support to PHA staff and partner organisations.
d. To support the development and maintenance of relevant information systems.
a. To contribute to effective liaison with organisations, agencies and individuals with a responsibility for and/or an interest in health promotion and public health.
b. To represent the PHA as appropriate on research committees and at conferences as required.
Possess a university degree (social science or related) with a significant research component, or an equivalent research related qualification
Have at least two years' experience of working as a research assistant/information officer in a health and/or social research environment whether in the voluntary, statutory, academic or private sectors.
OR b) Have at least five years' experience of working as a research assistant/information officer in a health and/or social research environment whether in the voluntary, statutory, academic or private sectors.
To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. If you are interested please upload your CV to the link provided, and Christine Thompson will be in contact to confirm if you have been shortlisted.
Successful candidates may need to apply for an Access NI Certificate with Staffline regardless if you already have a valid certificate.