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Qualitative Researcher

Tackling Stigma Ltd

Location: Work from home
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th September 2021
Closes: 23rd November 2021

Reports to: Director of Research

Location: Remote

Terms: Full time, 12-month contract

The Role

Use your skills in qualitative research to bring about positive change. This is an opportunity to contribute to an innovative initiative, sharing stories of real-life experiences to tackle the stigma and discrimination experienced by people harmed by gambling. You will work flexibly and independently in a small team, from any location

Over 5 million people experience harm due to their own difficulties with gambling, or the gambling of another. This impacts families, communities and society. Gambling harm is not well understood. The people affected experience shame and stigma, and are discriminated against in services, policy and regulation. This makes the problem worse.

You will play a key role in achieving our goal of tackling gambling harm stigma and discrimination, through providing a unique insight into the lived experience of gambling harm across diverse groups of people.

Overall Purpose

To support the research Director in carrying out the first large qualitative research project on gambling harm in the United Kingdom. This includes contributing to the preparation of ethics and literature reviews and collecting, managing, and analysing qualitative research data. In addition, the researcher will recruit research participants and contribute to the communication of findings.

This is applied research designed to make a positive difference. It is an opportunity to develop knowledge in a collaborative way with people with lived experience. It is also an opportunity to engage with a wide range of stakeholders, including service providers, policy-makers and a global network of academics.  

  • Conduct rapid literature reviews, focused on the translation of evidence into policy and practice, and report the findings in accessible written/oral form.
  • Contribute to the development of approaches and processes for ethics.
  • Recruit research participants, ensuring a mix of characteristics, background and experience and the inclusion of ‘seldom heard’ groups.
  • Develop strong, positive relationships with other organisations and individuals helping with recruitment.
  • Take responsibility for coordination, including collecting and storing consent and record-keeping for each participant.
  • Take responsibility for collecting high-quality qualitative research data, in the main through narrative/semi-structured interviews, and other qualitative methods.
  • Store, manage and facilitate access to qualitative research data, including transcription and audio-visual recordings.
  • Contribute to the analysis of qualitative research data, paying attention to the interaction of social context with individual lives and thinking through what this means for policy and practice.
  • Make use of NVivo for transcription, storage, management and analysis of data.
  • Contribute to the development of the multi-media website, including thematic presentation of video, audio and text quotes from people with lived experience.
  • Contribute to the oral and written dissemination of qualitative research findings, support dissemination of research findings via social media and other fora, and organise and contribute to relevant dissemination events
  • Engage sensitively and empathically with people with lived experience, showing yourself to be a respectful co-constructor of knowledge with them.

How to apply

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