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IAPT Research Assistant

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Full Time
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We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, motivated and well-organised research assistant to join Therapy for You (IAPT). This work will involve understanding and analysing the IAPT data set, to help in the delivery of efficient and effective clinical services across Essex, with a particular focus on digital services. The responsibilities of this role will include coordination and collection of research data and psychometric rating. This is a great opportunity to gain further experience in research development.

The successful candidate will need to be able to communicate effectively with colleagues, service users and members of the public, respect individual rights to confidentiality, and complete tasks within set deadlines. They will have a relevant undergraduate Psychology qualification, and be able to demonstrate relevant knowledge and experience.

This is an exciting and innovative opportunity to be a part of a large psychological services team in Essex. This role offers the opportunity to develop interpersonal communication, organisation, time management and documentation skills. Working Hours 37.5 hours per week.

For further details please contact Richard Black, Digital Services Manager at

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to support and contribute effectively to the activities relating to service improvement which will include supporting the understanding and continued development of the IAPT digital service, as well as the main IAPT services. The post holder will work closely with the Digital Services Manager.

This will include, but not limited to:

. Assist in the development and preparation of project plans.

. Responsible for assisting with the design, data collection and analysis of IAPT data.

. Responsible for assisting with the design, data collection and analysis of online/digital data.

. Supporting staff to understand statistical analysis and reporting on intervention outcomes from the IAPT services and the digital element of the IAPT services.

. The post holder will provide administrative and research support linked to the objectives of the IAPT services.

. The post holder will initiate enquiries relating to project work, be a first point of contact for enquiries and follow through these enquiries, including providing advice, training, support and analysis.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;

o Season Ticket Loans

o NHS discounts for staff

o Excellent Training facilities and opportunities

o Buying and Selling annual leave scheme

o The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas

o Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work

o Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information , please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification documents attached.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Educated to degree level
  • Degree in related area (Psychology or Research methodology)
  • Post graduate degree
Knowledge Essential
  • Understanding of data systems and administrative procedures
  • Knowledge of research methods and project management
  • Good IT skills, database/spreadsheet applications, MS Excel/Word/ Powerpoint/ Teams
  • Use of statistical packages such as SPSS or STATISTICA
  • Understanding of IAPT service delivery
Skills Essential
  • Highly organised
  • Team player
  • Good time management skills with the ability to prioritise
  • Good presentation and writing skills
  • Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Influencing, promotional and negotiating skills
  • Convey confidence
  • Political acumen
  • Exercising judgment to deliver solutions
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Self-motivated to manage competing priorities and achieve objectives
  • Deliver on non-negotiable deadlines
  • Prepared to put forward alternative views

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