Senior Research and Data Lead - Young People / Mental Health

London Borough of Newham

The Big Lottery funded HeadStart mental health prevention programme in Newham is committed to the delivery of evidence based approaches, which promote emotional resilience in 10-16 year olds at risk of developing mental health difficulties.

For this new and exciting £10 million borough wide programme we are recruiting a multi-disciplinary team of professionals to deliver and evaluate this range of evidence based approaches in schools and community settings.

This huge investment in preventative mental health provides a very significant opportunity to work with leading Higher education institutions to develop the evidence base for preventative mental health work.

Location: Newham Dockside
2 year fixed term contract
Job Category: Performance/Data

About the Job

The purpose of the job is to ensure that this preventative mental health service is robustly evaluated, that findings are effectively communicated and that this leads to ongoing service refinement. It is also to ensure that outcome data is collected from Newham’s commissioned specialist CAMHS services and that these outcomes are linked with wider outcomes.

The role will be responsible for leading the development, delivery and analysis of a quantitative cohort evaluation, which measures the health, educational and social impact of the HeadStart preventative mental health service. This will be in collaboration with the Big Lottery National Evaluation Consortium.

It will lead the development and delivery of a qualitative evaluation of this service, which develops a deep understanding of the obstacles to delivery of this service.

It will oversee data processing and data linkage in collaboration with the Local Authority’s Data analysts and in particular our Data Warehouse.

It will communicate and engage different local partners with findings on a regular basis.

The role will involve co-ordinating the local evaluation with the national Big Lottery HeadStart evaluation consortium. This includes representing Newham at national evaluation days and presenting findings at national academic and other policy conferences.

About You

If you have experience of leading the development and implementation of quantitative and preferably qualitative research, analysing information and making sensible recommendations we would love to hear from you.

You will have experience of presenting data and evaluation findings to different academic and non academic audiences in a range of formats

You will have experience of using data to develop service improvement initiatives.

Most importantly you will be passionate about developing the evidence base for adolescent preventative mental health interventions.

The application will close on 30th October 2016.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview on 3rd November 2016.

Additional Information

Please contact if you are interested in finding out more or unsure if you meet the criteria for the role. We would love to hear from you!

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