We’re recruiting a part-time Research Fellow for our Intergenerational Linking project

We’re recruiting for a Part-time Research Fellow to work on the appreciative action project, Care Home Friends and Neighbours: Intergenerational Linking, for 24 months.

The project is linking young people aged 5-14 from school and youth organisations, with older people living in care homes.

The aim of this project is to adopt an appreciative action research approach to co-create, pilot and deliver a range of intergenerational linking initiatives in 12 local areas, to develop volunteering habit amongst young people, helping them to connect with residents of care homes and to share the lessons learnt.

The project is an exciting national initiative from us at My Home Life England and The Linking Network and is funded through the #iwill Fund.  The National Lottery Community Fund and the Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport are each investing £25 million seed funding to create the #iwill Fund. The Dunhill Medical Trust is acting as a match funder and awarding grants on behalf of the #iwill Fund.

Post Responsibilities

You will work alongside the team to identify and analyse impact data and learning points, adopting an appreciative action research approach, in relation to the following questions:

1. What is currently working well with youth social action in care homes?
2. What do young and older people value most about youth social action in care homes?
3. How can schools, community youth organisations, and care homes work together to enhance youth social action in care homes?
4. What can society do together to make it happen more of the time?

Person Specification

The successful candidate will have a PhD, a degree in health, social science, psychology or related discipline and have experience of research within this field. Excellent interpersonal, teamworking and writing skills and an ability to undertake some travel across England.

If you are interested in this post, please see more details on the application page here.