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 

- Gollecting 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; 
  • 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
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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