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.
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.
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.
- 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
- 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.
If you are studying or researching a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Maths (STEM) related subject and want to volunteer and share your knowledge and experience with young people, you could become a STEM Ambassador.
Do you want to make a real difference to a young person's life? If you are a current university student of any subject (or have graduated within the last 2 years), this opportunity could be for you!