Centre of Equalities and Inclusion operational Support HEO
DBS check before starting (must be a resident in the UK for 12+ months)
HEO - £18 to £20.40 per hour, 37 hours a week
Contractor post, Inside IR35. LTD or Umbrella for pay.
Take home pay = £2200/£2300 per month
Duration until 31st March 2022
Overview of the business area:
This vacancy sits within the Statistical Coherence, Harmonisation and Inclusion Division within the Public Policy Analysis Directorate. The qualitative team is pioneering a range of innovative approaches to gain depth of insight into the experiences of groups of people who are currently underrepresented in UK data and evidence. This work will contribute to implementing the recommendations of the Inclusive Data TaskForce (IDTF), including the need for more qualitative approaches to generating evidence about people's lives, as well as specifically examining issues affecting underrepresented groups. The evidence and insights from these research projects will inform policy and practice.
The qualitative team are undertaking three research projects this financial year. One project will examine the school experiences of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), including interviews with children in a range of school settings using creative methods, brief interviews with parents/caregivers, and roundtable discussions with school staff. One project will examine the lived experiences of Gypsy and Traveller community members in England and Wales, including life history interviews with community members to explore their experiences, needs and priorities, in-depth interviews with policy-makers to explore the policy-making process and context relating to Gypsy and Traveller communities, and finally public dialogue group discussions with community members and policy-makers, to reflect on the findings and work towards solutions and ways forward. Finally, one project will examine the experiences of disabled adults with activities, goods and services, including in-depth interviews with people who have a range of characteristics, experiences and impairment types across the UK, and considering the intersectionality of experience.
TYPICAL ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES
* The postholder will play an integral role in supporting the successful delivery of three qualitative projects by the end of March 2022.
* The postholder will be expected to support all aspects of research delivery including contributing to the planning and logistical support for the interviews that are conducted within the children with SEND project, which may include liaising with schools, planning appointments, raising purchase orders, arranging and tracking reimbursements, as well as other details.
* The postholder will contribute to successful project management, including tracking activities, deliverables and timelines.
* The postholder will liaise with the supplier involved in the disabled adults project, overseeing the successful implementation of agreed tasks and activities within timeframes, and feeding back updates and potential issues to the wider qualitative team.
* The postholder may contribute to quality assuring documents, including transcripts of interviews.
* Strong organisational skills - the ability to plan, track and ensure the successful delivery of project activities and milestones within fixed time frames.
* Strong communication and interpersonal skills
* Experience of working collaboratively - working flexibly with a range of colleagues to provide a high-quality service to users.
* Qualitative research familiarity or experience
* Experience with procurement of services