Research Volunteer

Healthwatch Greenwich is offering a great learning opportunity for an undergraduate or postgraduate student to work with a small and dedicated team, supporting our community research and insight programme.

What You'll Do: 

You will be working closely with the Social Research Manager to: 


  • Support research activities, such as writing information sheets and FAQs, speaking with potential participants and organising fieldwork activities. 
  • Support with collecting qualitative and/or quantitative data. 
  • Conduct desktop research in preparation for projects. 
  • General administrative tasks, including recording findings and taking written notes.
  • Upload data onto electronic databases.
  • Undergo training as required.
  • Protect any confidential information at all times.
  • Participate in meetings as required.
  • Comply with all health and safety and ethics requirements for research activities. 
Why You'll Love It: 

This is an opportunity to support a variety of interesting research projects, to engage with organisations and bodies involved in the provision of publicly funded healthcare and to make a difference to your local community. Much of our work is focused on the health inequalities experienced by different communities or on underresearched groups of people; for example, we work on projects around maternal outcomes and migrant communities, the experiences of informal carers, and young people's sexual health and wellbeing. 

What You'll Learn: 
  •  How to develop research project plans.
  •  How to manage research projects.
  • Identifying research questions.
  •  How to build relationships with partner organisations. 
  • How to conduct literature reviews.
  • How to conduct interviews.
  • Research methodologies, ethics. 
  • How to maintain confidentiality.
  • Data protection management.
  • Collecting survey data.
  • Organising data on Excel, Survey Monkey and Smart Survey.
  • Conducting thematic and systematic analysis.


What We're Looking For: 
  • Experience conducting or supporting research projects (interviewing, carrying out surveys, analysing data, writing reports, etc.). This could be through work you’ve completed for your university studies or work/volunteering experiences.
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to manage own time.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of team.
  • Good verbal and written skills.
  • Reliable and committed to the role. 


Social Care
United Kingdom
Location of opportunity: 
hybrid position
8 Weeks Minimum
5 Hours / Week
Skills you will develop: 
Active listening
Project Management
Relevant interests: 
Charity / Nonprofit
DBS check
Over 18 years old

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