Psychology Research Assistant

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Mental health
Band 5
Part Time
An exciting development opportunity has arisen for a part time post within the Learning Disability Service. We're seeking an experienced and skilled Psychology Research Assistant to join us for a fixed term evaluation project.

The post holder will provide support in evaluating the impact of a new post of Specialist Doctor for People with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD). The role will involve data collection, data analysis and report writing.

The post holder will have good prior knowledge of services available for people with learning disabilities, and an excellent ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders including service users, families, practitioners, and commissioners. The ideal candidate will also have excellent data management skills, and a good track record of high quality report writing.

This role is open as a fixed-term contract, or a secondment. If you are interested in a secondment, please ensure you have your manager's approval prior to applying.

Main duties of the job

Working under supervision of a Clinical Psychologist to support the evaluation of the role of Specialist Doctor for PMLD.
    • Arranging focus groups and meetings
    • Collecting qualitative and quantitative data
    • Supporting a peer researcher
    • Collating and interpreting data
    • Supporting in disseminating findings in written form and through presentations

About us

We are anaward winning and CQC rated good, health and social care Trust that delivers care to communities in Hull, East Yorkshire, Scarborough and Ryedale & Whitby. We deliver safe, effective and integrated health services that improve the physical, mental and social health and wellbeing of patients and service users.

To find out about our wide range of services including mental health, learning disabilities, children and young people service, Forensic, Community and Primary Care visit our website

You'll join our team of over 3600 colleagues that work together across our wide geography and specialities to change lives daily. We're extremely proud of our Trust community, knowing you can expect to receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need from your new team to get you started.

We recognise the positive value of diversity and promotes equality whilst challenging discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information with regard to this vacancy please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification

Person Specification



  • BSc in Psychology


  • Additional qualifications or course attendance in a related field
  • Evidence of current CPD/formal qualifications at an advanced level e.g. post graduate level or equivalent knowledge/experiential learning



  • Appropriate knowledge/experience of working as an assistant psychologist in a variety of settings
  • Experience in the use of a range of psychometric and other objective assessment tools as applied in mental health work
  • Experience of managing own caseload under appropriate supervision
  • Experience of service evaluation/research


  • oEvidence of continuing professional development (CPD) relevant to the clinical area at specialist level of care
  • oEvidence of specialist practice skills and able to demonstrate the impact of this on changes in practice or service development
  • oEvidence of promoting/supporting active user/carer involvement/participation



  • Able to demonstrate effective inter-personal/communication skills
  • Evidence of good time management skills
  • Work within the culture of improving working lives and working time directive
  • Ability to demonstrate ethical values and attitudes within a culture of equality and diversity
  • Ability to commute between the various sites


  • Awareness of leadership/management skills and qualities
  • Working knowledge of Trust policies and procedures.
  • Ability to manage daily operations and maintain a safe working environment



  • A broad understanding of relevant policy, legislation drivers and their application to clinical and service area, e.g. Mental Capacity Act, Social Inclusion
  • An understanding of relevant clinical practice/standards within identified clinical area
  • Basic IT skills
  • Graduate level knowledge of research design and methodology, and application of this to research and development activity within the service area


  • Full understanding of relevant policy, drivers and their application to clinical and service area, e.g. NSF, Social Inclusion
  • Full understanding/application of relevant clinical practice/standards/audit within identified clinical area

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Employer details

Employer name

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust


Townend Court

Cottingham Road



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