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Volunteer Research Officer - EXPIRED

Job Title Volunteer Research Officer - EXPIRED
Contract Type Volunteer
Location London, London
Salary £1 per annum
Job Published 12 Nov 2014
Contact Name Volunteers team
Contact Email

Job Description - EXPIRED

Volunteer Research Officer - Role Description

About us:

Healthwatch Wandsworth represents the views of patients, service users and carers with local commissioners and providers of health and social care services. Healthwatch is operated by Wandsworth Care Alliance (WCA) a local charity and is a member-led organisation.

Role Description:
To support the Healthwatch Team deliver robust, valid and reliable research reports and to ensure that strong evidence and research influences the organisation's priorities and actions.

Skills required:
Excellent organisational, research, analytical and problem-solving skills; strong communication, both in person and in writing; accustomed to dealing with confidential/ sensitive issues and documents.
Ability to interpret a wide range of research projects and different research methodologies; self-motivated with a flexible approach; ability to work within a team but able to work on own initiative when required.
Ability to carry out research using a variety of techniques to maximise returns; competent in use of Microsoft Office; to undertake appropriate learning and development as identified through supervision and the changing nature of reports required.

Ongoing, but a minimum of 3 months commitment, 3 - 7 hours per week.

Accountable to:
Healthwatch Manager

Main Duties:
*Observe the Volunteers' Code of Conduct;
*Assist in producing both written and oral briefs for Healthwatch, based on research or analysis, explaining complex ideas and findings in a way that can be easily understood;

*To assist in designing and producing research tools, e.g. questionnaires, as necessary;
*Keep up to date with developments in policy for health and social care issues;
*To attend and contribute to work plan meetings as requested.

Please note that this is an unpaid position. We are looking for a volunteer who is available 3-7 hours per week. Although this position is unpaid, we offer excellent references upon the successful completion of your assignment. Please visit for more information.

What will you get from volunteering with Healthwatch Wandsworth?
*The opportunity to acquire new skills, refine old ones and increase your confidence;
*The chance to meet new people and enjoy new experiences;
*You will be able to update your CV and use your experience with Healthwatch to seek work in health and social care or other fields of employment;
*The opportunity to help Healthwatch Wandsworth make a difference in the community;
*Reasonable travel and out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with the Healthwatch Expenses Policy.

Support provided:
*Induction and support from a supervisor;
*Supervision will be proportionate to the volunteers' time commitment, minimum of monthly for the first three months;
*All supervision will be recorded; a formal supervision session will be held annually with the supervisor.

If you are interested in this position, please email your CV and cover letter to, or call Delia Fitzsimmons on 020 8516 7766.
TPP is committed to equal opportunities and actively encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We shortlist based on competencies and not on race, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, or age.

TPP Not for Profit was voted Best Recruitment Agency 2014 at the IoF PIFAs.

Ref: EXPIRED - SH426 | Published: 12th Nov 2014