RISE Big Lottery Community Research

Get involved with this innovative feminist research project - various roles and flexible hours

What is the Community Research Project?

The research will follow the journeys of 30 women accessing our community project service (BLCP) over three years using feminist qualitative longitudinal research methodology.

The team will be made up of our Research and Evaluation Officer who will manage the project and up to 8 Community Research Trainees. As a Community Research Trainee you will receive full training through a programme of community research workshops and training ‘on the job’. Training will be delivered by our Research and Evaluation Officer, Dr Lucy Hadfield, a published researcher with specialism in the field of feminist qualitative longitudinal research.

The community research training programme will run on Saturdays from Saturday 7th October – Saturday 18th November (excluding Saturday 21st October).

The findings from this research will inform our Big Lottery Community Engagement and Building Project in the coming years and RISE services more widely. As a Community Research Trainee you will be at the forefront of our agenda to create a strong research culture within RISE, where practice is actively informed by the voices and experiences of our service users.

There are three different roles which you can apply for. They are:

  • Community Research Assistant
  • Community Research Consultant
  • Community Research Trainee

You can find task descriptions for all three of these roles on this page.

NB: The roles of Research Assistant Trainee and Research Consultant Trainee have been created to offer greater flexibility and inclusion. If you are unsure which role would best suit you we suggest that you apply for the role of Community Researcher Trainee in the first instance. If you are invited to meet with our Research and Evaluation officer there will be an opportunity to consider your suitability in relation to all three roles.

To apply for one of these roles, please download an application form from this page, and return your completed application to lucy.hadfield@riseuk.org.uk. Please do also email this address if you need any more information, or would like support with completing an application.