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Vacancy for Research Fellow and PhD Studentships: University of Brighton

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Location: Blackpool, Lancashire
Salary: £34,520 – £41,212 per annum
Closing Date: 27 June 2018, Wednesday
Reference: HC4037-18-287

Do you want to join a research team working on the world’s first Resilience Revolution?

The Centre of Resilience for Social Justice at the University of Brighton has been awarded a tender by Blackpool Council to provide and facilitate a collaborative research partnership that will identify evidence for the strengths and challenges of the Blackpool Headstart programme. In 2016, The Big Lottery Fund awarded Blackpool Council £10 million to support young people’s resilience over five years. Headstart is a multi-agency programme aiming to increase resilience in young people and improve mental well-being by building a resilience revolution across the whole of Blackpool.

This post has the following aims:

  • To bring together academic, practitioner, and lived experience knowledge for multifaceted research/evaluation.
  • To ensure young people, as the central focus of HeadStart, play a leading role in researching and evaluating its processes and outcomes.
  • To understand research resilience and adolescent well-being using social justice and complex system approaches.
  • To carry out robust and co-produced evidence-based mixed-methods research that combines diverse methods that match the complexity of the Headstart interventions and that are meaningful to people who use and provide the Blackpool Headstart programme.

You will join a dynamic team of academics and community partners (including a new PhD student and a new Blackpool Council research post) developing and researching resilience-based practice. You’ll be employed by the University of Brighton as part of the School of Health Sciences and the Centre of Resilience for Social Justice but will be physically located in Blackpool. It will involve regular travel to Brighton approximately once per month/every other month but also to different parts of the world to share our exciting research. It will involve close working relationships with other members of the Collaborative Research Partnership, notably: children and young people in the programme research group; practitioners such as teachers and youth workers; Headstart project staff; Blackpool Council research and evaluation team; and the University of Brighton researchers.

We anticipate interviews will be held in the first half of July at the University of Brighton with an additional selection event in Blackpool.

Please note that this post is fixed-term for 3 years and 4 months. This post may require a DBS check.

Job sharers welcome. If after having read the job details you have any queries please email Dr Josh Cameron: j.cameron@brighton.ac.uk

Source: University of Brighton

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