|Salary:||£38,587 to £43,434 per annum|
|Placed On:||7th January 2022|
|Closes:||27th January 2022|
This NIHR School for Social Care Research-funded study aims to make visible, celebrate and enhance social work practice with older people by examining how social workers contribute to older people’s well-being. The findings will be used to develop tools and resources for social work education and practice, supported by BASW and Research in Practice. The postholder will work under the guidance of Dr Paul Willis and in close collaboration with colleagues at the University of Birmingham who are conducting the same research in a different site. The postholder will be based at the University of Bristol and will undertake six consecutive months of fieldwork in a Southwest local authority. We are looking for someone passionate about research on ageing and later life, knowledgeable about adult social care, and skilled in leading and doing qualitative research.
What will you be doing?
Key elements and duties include: leading on data collection in a site in South West England (including observations of practice, semi-structured interviews with social workers, other professionals and older people, documentary analysis); analysing and interpreting data; engaging with a wide range of stakeholders, including experts by lived experience; contributing to the production and dissemination of research findings and planned outputs; managing data security and records at Bristol; and, working closely in collaboration with the wider research team, including colleagues at the University of Birmingham.
You should apply if
you have an established track record in social research (particularly qualitative research); a good understanding of the current UK policy and practice context of social care for older people; commitment to improving the delivery of social care support to older people with care and support needs; excellent project management skills; ability to work independently and to communicate complex information clearly, orally and in writing; and a willingness to travel for undertaking fieldwork. We are open to job-share arrangements.
Informal enquiries to:
Dr Paul Willis, Associate Professor in Social Work and Social Gerontology, School for Policy Studies.
Interviews anticipated 10th February 2022 (provisional)
This advert will close at 23:59 GMT on 27th January 2022
We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.
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