Back to search results

Senior Research Associate

University of Bristol - Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Location: Bristol
Salary: £38,587 to £43,434 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th January 2022
Closes: 27th January 2022
Job Ref: ACAD105815

The role

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.

Additional information

Informal enquiries to:

Dr Paul Willis, Associate Professor in Social Work and Social Gerontology, School for Policy Studies.

Email: paul.willis@bristol.ac.uk

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.

We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Advert information

Type / Role:

Subject Area(s):

Location(s):

Job tools
 

PhD Alert Created

Job Alert Created

Your PhD alert has been successfully created for this search.

Your job alert has been successfully created for this search.

Ok Ok

PhD Alert Created

Job Alert Created

Your PhD alert has been successfully created for this search.

Your job alert has been successfully created for this search.

Manage your job alerts Manage your job alerts

Account Verification Missing

In order to create multiple job alerts, you must first verify your email address to complete your account creation

Request verification email Request verification email

jobs.ac.uk Account Required

In order to create multiple alerts, you must create a jobs.ac.uk jobseeker account

Create Account Create Account

Alert Creation Failed

Unfortunately, your account is currently blocked. Please login to unblock your account.

Email Address Blocked

We received a delivery failure message when attempting to send you an email and therefore your email address has been blocked. You will not receive job alerts until your email address is unblocked. To do so, please choose from one of the two options below.

Max Alerts Reached

A maximum of 5 Job Alerts can be created against your account. Please remove an existing alert in order to create this new Job Alert

Manage your job alerts Manage your job alerts

Creation Failed

Unfortunately, your alert was not created at this time. Please try again.

Ok Ok

Create PhD Alert

Create Job Alert

When you create this PhD alert we will email you a selection of PhDs matching your criteria.When you create this job alert we will email you a selection of jobs matching your criteria. Our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy apply to this service. Any personal data you provide in setting up this alert is processed in accordance with our Privacy Notice

Create PhD Alert

Create Job Alert

When you create this PhD alert we will email you a selection of PhDs matching your criteria.When you create this job alert we will email you a selection of jobs matching your criteria. Our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy apply to this service. Any personal data you provide in setting up this alert is processed in accordance with our Privacy Notice

 
 
More jobs from University of Bristol

Show all jobs for this employer …

More jobs like this
Join in and follow us

Browser Upgrade Recommended

jobs.ac.uk has been optimised for the latest browsers.

For the best user experience, we recommend viewing jobs.ac.uk on one of the following:

Google Chrome Firefox Microsoft Edge