Research Assistant: Dementia Friendly Communities: The DEMCOM evaluation

University of Hertfordshire - Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care

FTE: Part time, working 18.5 hours per week (0.5 fte)

Duration of Contract: 16 months

We are seeking to appoint a 16 month fixed term Research Assistant from February 2018 to work on an evaluation of Dementia Friendly Communities. The project is funded by the Department of Health Policy Research Programme. The research team are a collaboration of researchers from the Universities of Hertfordshire, Cambridge and East Anglia and staff from NIHR CLAHRC East of England. The successful applicant will be working closely with researchers from each of the institutions.

This is an exciting and challenging post that requires particular skills in working with people living with dementia as co-researchers and participants. It would suit an enthusiastic computer literate, flexible post-graduate with experience in working with older people.  Candidates are expected to be well organised, responsible, capable of using their own initiative and able to work to deadlines. Where required, training and supervision will be given. For the right candidate flexible working arrangements would be considered.

Qualifications required: Degree in a relevant area e.g. nursing, evidence based health care, psychology, social research methods.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Informal Enquiries to Nicole Darlington or to discuss details of the post contact Claire Goodman

Interview Date 12th January 2018



This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 as amended. The University requires that the successful applicant who is offered employment will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. An Enhanced Disclosure will be required and this will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings, as well as convictions. The University of Hertfordshire complies with the ‘Code of Practice for Registered Persons and other recipients of Disclosure Information’.

Overseas applicants and UK applicants who have lived abroad

Successful applicants from overseas will be required to produce a criminal records check, or ‘Certificate of Good Character’, from any country in which they have been resident, consecutively or cumulatively, in the previous 10 years.

The University offers a range of benefits including a pension scheme, professional development, family friendly policies, child care vouchers, a fee waiver of 50% for all children of staff under the age of 21 at the start of the course, discounted memberships at the Hertfordshire Sports Village and generous annual leave.

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