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Posted by: admin | 25 January 2018| Categories: Team News


Part-time Research Associate specialising in Qualitative Analysis

  • 22.2 hours per week
  • £33,171 - £36,857 (pro-rata) per annum 
  • Central Glasgow

The National Confidential Forum is looking for a creative individual to join the team; to work collaboratively with an advisory group of those with care experience and other stakeholders to deliver at a national level. Based on testimony received, this individual will be key to identifying patterns and trends in the experiences of persons placed in institutional care as children, including any abuse that may have occurred.

We are looking for an individual who has thorough experience of qualitative methodology and is accustomed to the challenges of working with sensitive interview data. The post is fixed term until March 2019 with the potential for extension and will be supervised in partnership with the University of Edinburgh.

The post holder will be critical in helping shape and deliver working papers for the exchange of knowledge with participants, and other stakeholders. They will be pivotal in delivering the final report and associated by-products to the Scottish Government and other involved parties. The National Confidential Forum is funded by the Scottish Government and reports are laid before the Scottish Parliament.

Applicants should complete the application form with a covering letter (no more than 2 pages A4) detailing how their knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications meet the requirements described.

For more information and an application pack, please phone 0131 313 8783/8772 or visit our website at

Dr Rachel Happer, Clinical Psychologist & Head of the Forum welcomes informal enquiries from potential applicants on 0141 352 2333.

Closing date for this post is 12 noon, Wednesday 14th February 2018 with a provisional interview date of Tuesday 6th March 2018.



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