Research Associate CaFi ll

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity to be involved in ground-breaking research to tackle inequalities in psychosis care for Black and Mixed heritage people within Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) in partnership with The University of Manchester.

The post holder will be a postgraduate/post-doctoral researcher whose primary role will involve establishing a project to evaluate the feasibility of delivering Culturally-adapted Family Intervention (CaFI) with people of Sub-Saharan African and Caribbean origin in social care settings.

The CaFI study is a national Randomised Control Trial (RCT) to evaluate the clinical and cost-effectiveness of implementing culturally informed psychological care with a population that experiences high rates of diagnosis coupled with sub-optimal care. Currently, little is known about delivering psychosocial interventions such as family therapy in social care settings. The aim of this study is to address this knowledge gap by undertaking exploratory work within Greater Manchester.

Main duties of the job

The post holder must be able to take significant responsibility for planning and implementation of specific elements of the research activities. Banding reflects the level of autonomy, knowledge, skills, and experience needed. The postholder will have effective communication and management skills.

Expertise in mixed methods research, including experience in conducting interviews and coding qualitative data is essential. The RA will therefore need knowledge and experience in this area and associated quantitative research methods skills. The successful candidate will also be able to conduct systematic and other literature reviews to extract pertinent information that informs the current research and grant writing.

Given the nature and context of the study, the RA will have experience of facilitating 'Expert by Experience' input into all aspects of our work, including research design, data collection, analysis, and dissemination.

Candidates with knowledge and experience of working with Sub-Saharan African and/or Caribbean people, including members of these communities, are especially welcome to apply

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description & Person Specification
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
  • oGood honours degree (upper second class (2.1) or above or equivalent) in psychology, health sciences, social sciences (or related) with good knowledge of the subject area
  • oMSc in a related subject
  • oDoctoral degree (completed or submitted) in a health/ mental health related subject)
Experience Essential
  • oExperience of conducting quantitative and analysing research
  • oExperience of conducting and analysing qualitative research
  • oExperience of statistical and qualitative computer packages (e.g. SPSS, STATA or an equivalent statistical package and NVIVO)
  • oExperience working with people with severe mental illness
  • oExperience working in an NHS-based mental health or social care environment with service user or carer contact
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • oTime management skills and the ability to manage own workload under supervision
  • oExcellent oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex information to a variety of audiences with confidence, empathy and enthusiasm
  • oThe ability to form effective working relationships with colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds
Knowledge Essential
  • oKnowledge/experience of analysis and interpretation of statistical/analytical research outcomes
  • oKnowledge of research design and methods
  • oGood understanding of schizophrenia spectrum disorders
  • oUnderstanding/ knowledge of issues relating to mental illness in Sub-Saharan African and Caribbean communities in the UK
Other Requirements Essential
  • oReliable method for traveling independently across the footprint of the Trust

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