Hours: Part-time 18.75 hours per week, flexible working hours.
Contract: Fixed term 18 months
Salary: £13,000 (£26,000 pro rata)
Base: The Brain Charity, Norton Street, Liverpool, L3 8LR
As the Carers Project Research Officer, you will offer practical support to the Carers Project Research Manager including performing interviews, collecting & collating data and by providing administrative support.
The postholder will need to be a highly organised individual with a keen eye for detail.
Background to the Carers Transition Planning Project
The Brain Charity has been successful in gaining funding to support Liverpool City Council to research and develop best ways of supporting older carers to plan for the future. In very basic terms, the project will include the following elements:
1. The development of a steering group
It is vital that carers and professional alike support the development of the project and have their say in how it should be managed. A steering group made up of internal and external stakeholders will meet regularly and act as the main sounding board and decision-making body for the development of the project. The steering group will be tasked with scrutinising any research strategies, plans or budget expenditure put forward by the Project Manager and his/her supporting team. It would ensure that LCC has the opportunity to have representatives on this group should it wish to, and that older carers are also well represented.
2. Background research
The project staff would initially be tasked with performing research designed to unpick those systems and structures currently within place to support older carers to plan for transition, in order for project staff to fully understand the current system. They would engage directly with older carers and LCC staff to ask their thoughts, opinions and ideas on how new services could be improved and developed.
3. Identifying key trends and areas for development
Working closely with LCC, older carers and other related services, the project team would begin to identify gaps in provision, system inadequacies or failures. They would also assess systems currently in place, such as crisis management, and their effectiveness.
4. The production of a formal written report
A formal written report containing both quantitative and qualitative findings (including case studies) would be produced, highlighting key trends, statistics and recommendations. This would include details of who should be deployed to practically support older carers with the planning process, and how they can best do this.
5. The production of a practical toolkit
This would include a range of targeted practical tools and strategies to support LCC or externally commissioned services to successfully plan together with older carers.
About The Brain Charity
The Brain Charity offers emotional support, practical help and social activities to anyone with a neurological condition and to their family, friends and carers.
There are hundreds of different neurological conditions including stroke, brain tumour, brain injury, Alzheimer’s disease and many rarer conditions. We are there for every single one of them.
Our services include: Welfare benefits advice, counselling (both C.B.T. and Person Centred Counselling), employment support, a range of social activities and a Carers Advocacy Service.
All services are completely free of charge and are predominantly funded through the Charity’s own fundraising and business activities.
We are an award-winning charity and have recently received The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest accolade given by the Crown to Third Sector organisations.
If you are passionate about our cause and would like to become part of a vibrant and diverse team, we would love to hear from you.
The Brain Charity prides itself on being an open and diverse place to work and we openly encourage those from minority groups to apply.
Closing date: 5pm on the 6th October 2021.