University of Roehampton: Research Assistant: experiences of children with sensory needs during CV19

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Department: Social Sciences
Job title: Research Assistant, Part time, 0.4FTE, fixed term for 6 months
Grade: RU05

Salary: £27,420 pa pro rata inclusive of London Weighting Allowance

We are looking for an enthusiastic and skilled Research Assistant to join our School of
Education. The position arises from the Department’s recent British Academy award for
a project that investigates the experiences of children with sensory needs during CV19.
This involves the collection of survey & interview data from adult and child populations.
The role is part-time, 0.4FTE, and on a fixed term basis for 6 months.
The Research Assistant should have completed an MA in a relevant discipline and
experience of data collection from primary sources . It is desirable for the candidate to
have British Sign Language (BSL) knowledge at conversation level (> Level 2) &
knowledge of Braille (Grade 2). The role will work closely with Prof. Adam Ockleford and
Dr Wolfgang Mann, who will provide guidance and mentoring on the project and you will
enjoy Roehampton’s vibrant research community.

At Roehampton, we change lives by helping our students to develop the confidence,
knowledge and adaptability they need for a successful graduate career and fulfilling life.
We are a supportive, close-knit and inclusive community, with a proud history in higher
education stretching back more than 175 years. Our values come from this rich history,
built on community, engagement and partnership, with a belief that no matter their
background, we can help our students realise their ambitions. Our graduates today
have excellent employment prospects, and are part of a thriving global community of
Roehampton alumni.

We provide an engaging portfolio of courses across the creative arts, social sciences,
law, humanities, literature, education, business, and human and life sciences, including
nursing. We also have an excellent research profile. With international reach, our
research informs policy, enriches culture and improves people’s lives.
We are based on a beautiful 64-acre parkland campus, located in the heart of southwest London.
Our staff have access to excellent facilities and a generous range of staff

The University supports the NHS Track and Trace system and your Roehampton point
of contact will keep a temporary record of all visitors for 21 days to assist NHS Test and
Trace with requests for data.

The safety of staff, students and the wider community is our priority and work will
continue across the University to ensure we always meet the safety standards set by
the government. The University of Roehampton has passed the NQA Covid Secure

Guideline Verification that assesses how organisations meet the government guidance
to create Covid safe environments.

To find out more information about the role and what we’re looking for, visit the Working
at Roehampton section of our website where you will find full details, how to apply, as
well as further information about the benefits of working for us.

The closing date for completed applications is: Thursday 1 July 2021
It is expected that interviews will be held on: 12 July 2021
The University is an equal opportunities and ‘disability confident’ employer.

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