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Research Assistant (Welsh Institute of Physical Activity, Health and Sport (WIPAHS))

Swansea University

Location: Swansea
Salary: £31,411 to £35,333 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th August 2022
Closes: 9th September 2022
Job Ref: AC05412

Contract: Fixed Term until 20/06/2024

Location: Bay Campus 

The Welsh Institute of Physical Activity, Health and Sport (WIPAHS) has been created to increase the research capacity of Sport Wales in collaboration with Universities across Wales, with the aim of promoting the health benefits associated with sport, physical activity and recreation. Further information on WIPAHS is available here - https://www.swansea.ac.uk/sports-science/astem/wipahs/

The successful candidate will be based at Swansea University Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences working in a multidisciplinary environment creating internationally leading research and delivering high quality teaching. Academic staff in the Department are part of the Applied Sports, Technology, and Exercise as Medicine (A-STEM) Research Centre.  

The main project that the Research Assistant will be involved in is as follows: Sport Wales are evaluating a programme called “60 Plus Offer: Active Leisure Scheme”. The long-term aim of the programme is to enable the 60 years plus population in Wales to live longer, better, and happier lives by improving their physical activity levels, confidence, strength and balance. This project will evaluate the current programme and inform future iterations through the exploration of : (i) whether the programme is achieving its long-term aim, (ii) the value generated by the programme and whether this provides a compelling case for a longer-term offer, and (iii) what the benefits and challenges of operating the programme are and how this vary on a local and regional level. The intention is to provide a report on the findings which can then be used by Sport Wales, stakeholders, and academics to promote opportunities for the 60 plus population to be active.  

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate evidence of independently leading research, a demonstrable knowledge of physical activity, health and/or sport promotion and the ability to project manage and meet required deadlines to ensure all deliverables are met.

A satisfactory DBS certificate must be provided before a start date is confirmed.

For further information please contact the lead WIPAHS researcher Dr Catherine Sharp wipahs@swansea.ac.uk

Applicants are asked to provide a completed online application providing evidence against the essential criteria in the recruitment documentation. Applicants should also attach a CV to the application.

Please note this job is also being advertised to a pool of colleagues internally as part of our University commitment to employee redeployment. Should this post be filled from this route then you will receive an email confirming this. If you do not receive an email, please assume that your application is still in process.

Closing date: 11pm on 9/9/2022

Link: Research Assistant WIPAHS (swansea.ac.uk)

Shortlisting date: 16/9/2022

Interview date: W/c 26/9/2022

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