Research Associate – Survey Coordination Centre
Application close 28-07-2017
Job reference number: RACC0617
About Picker Institute Europe
Picker is an Oxford-based charity with an international reputation as a key authority in the measurement and improvement of patient experience. Our mission is to make person-centred health and social care a reality for everyone.
Researching and measuring the experiences of patients, service users, and staff are key areas of our work. We develop and run surveys for a wide range of public and private healthcare organisations, as well as national bodies, voluntary sector organisations and international healthcare providers. Furthermore, we conduct original research using qualitative and quantitative social research methods to investigate issues related to people’s experiences of care and organisations’ efforts to improve services.
We wish to appoint a Research Associate for our Survey Coordination Centre in the Research Division.
The Research Division
The Research Division is responsible for Picker’s research planning and delivery, as well as major survey coordination projects.
The vacancy is situated within the Survey Coordination Centre, which is responsible for managing the design, management and analysis of surveys within the NHS’s national staff and patient survey programmes. The programmes are conducted on behalf of NHS England and the Care Quality Commission respectively, and include a range of large scale and high profile surveys that are typically co-ordinated centrally but administrated locally by NHS organisations. These surveys are amongst the largest of their kind in the world.
Purpose of the role
You will report to a Senior Research Associate and will work on the development and coordination of new and existing surveys as part of our Survey Coordination Centre in the Research Division. You will contribute to a range of projects using a variety of survey methodologies, as well as liaising with partners, collaborators, clients and subcontractors.
Quantitative and/or qualitative research experience with skills in questionnaire design, research methods, as well as data handling, analysis and reporting, are essential to this role. You must also be able to apply innovative thinking to identify how new survey methodologies could be beneficial to the organisation and its clients. The ability to work collaboratively, while operating in a self-motivated and independent fashion is key, together with robust written/oral communication skills and attention to detail. Prior experience of project management, statistical packages and database use would be advantageous.
How to Apply
To apply, please send a C.V and covering letter to email@example.com. In your covering letter please describe your suitability for the role and identify the role you are applying for by quoting the unique reference number. You can download a copy of the job description below.
Closing date for applications is Friday 28th July 2017.
For further information about the role, please contact Nick Pothecary, Acting Associate Director, Survey Coordination Centre, on 01865 208158 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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