The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
The Anna Freud Centre is a world-leading mental health charity for children, young people and their families. Our mission is to close the gap in wellbeing and mental health by advancing, translating, delivering, and sharing the best science and practice with everyone who impacts the lives of children, young people and their families. More information about the Anna Freud Centre is available on our website. We value diversity and aim to have diverse workforce that reflects the community and our service users, in line with our vision, values and inclusion commitments. We encourage applications from all sections of the community. We are looking for a Research Officer to join the Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC) team within the Applied Research and Evaluation Division. They will use their data programming and analysis skills to support the collection and use of evidence in evaluating, and improving, a range of services and support offered to children, young people and families. The role is part of a cross-disciplinary team which promotes this through data analysis and benchmarking, staff and service development, research and policy, and by facilitating a broad-based learning network involving health and local authority services, schools, voluntary sector, and professional bodies across the UK and beyond. This is an ideal role for someone who is competent in data programming with the R programming language and interested in mental health, quantitative research and/or data science. The Research Officer will benefit from opportunities to develop their R coding, statistical and research experience within a collaborative and supportive team. They will gain an in-depth understanding of outcome measurement in mental health and have an opportunity to contribute to leading research. They will also be able to work with wellbeing, mental health and education practitioners in a range of services and settings. As this is a full-time or part-time role, the volume of work undertaken will be proportionate to the post-holder’s working hours. Please email Recruitment with any job enquiries, or if you require assistance or experience difficulties when applying. Please note that successful candidate(s) will be asked to evidence their Right to Work in the UK post-job offer – we do not hold a sponsor licence therefore we are unable to provide Visa sponsorship. Location Hybrid working (a mixture of onsite and home/remote working). Staff are working onsite for at least 20% of their working hours, either at the Anna Freud Centre in King’s Cross (4-8 Rodney Street, London N1 9JH) or our Northern Hub in Manchester (Huckletree, The Express Building, 9 Great Ancoats Street, Manchester M4 5AD). Contract duration Permanent. Closing date for applications Midday (12pm), Tuesday 21 March 2023. Notification of interview Shortlisted applicants will be notified no later than Friday 24 March 2023. During shortlisting, applicants are anonymously assessed using the criteria visible in the Job Profile. Please note: due to the high volume of applications received, we will not be able to provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants. Interviews Interviews will be held on Thursday 30 March 2023. Prior to interview, shortlisted candidates will be sent a task to complete before the interview (please see Person Specification in Job Profile for details of the criteria to be assessed with the task). How to apply Please visit our vacancies page to register an account and apply online. We are unable to accept CVs and kindly request no contact from agencies.