Based in the East End of London we give some of the UK’s most deprived communities a voice, providing access to free advice and support and working together to tackle social injustice.

We have recently consolidated our evaluation, research and policy work within a single Directorate of Policy, Innovation and External Affairs. Working with the Head of Research and other colleagues, you will:

• Design and deliver our research addressing the barriers to, and solutions for, improving the lives of people in our communities;
• Help secure necessary resources, work with community peer researchers and manage volunteers to deliver high-quality research;
• Develop and maintain strong relationships with a wide range of relevant stakeholders to create opportunities for research partnerships, promote our learning externally, and increase our impact.

Your role will be to build on the success and learning of our existing Participatory Action Research and continue growing our research portfolio. Wherever possible and appropriate, you will use Participatory Action Research in our work. Community members will be co-owners of the research projects, not just participants. You will co-design and co-produce research with peer researchers; provide them with sufficient training and support so they have the confidence and skills to collect and analyse data and disseminate findings.

You will start with two Participatory Action Research projects related to housing. You will recruit and work with 20 peer researchers to address issues of community safety and integration and explore how young private tenants (aged 18-30) would like to be supported in order to secure their tenancy.

How to apply

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Please note:

The closing date for this opportunity is 17 January 2019, 9am.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 23 January and Friday 25 January 2019.