We're seeking a Field Social Research Interviewer / Field Interviewer to join a leading social research organisation. Working from home you'll travel (within 40 - 50 miles of your home address) collecting valuable social research insight by interviewing participants. You don't need to have experience just a positive outlook and great communication skills!
This vacancy is 35 hours per week however we also have available 28 hour/week and 21 hour/week contracts available (pro-rata)
Offering flexible working hours, generous paid holiday, mileage allowance and other benefits this is a unique opportunity to get out and meet people conducting valuable research across an array of subjects that they truly care about. Part time and full time hours are available, however 60% of your time will need to cover evenings and weekends.
With a mission to make the public heard, this independent social research organisation have an unrivalled reputation in the field and lead the way in collecting key data for government departments, universities and major charities. Joining as a Field Social Research Interviewer / Field Interviewer you'll work at the frontline, interviewing people in their homes about key subjects.
As a key member of the Field Interviewing Team you should expect to conduct face-to-face interviews with prospects at addresses. These addresses will have been sent a letter letting them know you will be calling, but it will be up to you to persuade people to take part in the survey. If selected as a Field Social Research Interviewer / Field Interviewer, you'll undergo a comprehensive training and induction programme (as well as ongoing professional development)
To qualify… You should be outgoing, confident and a great communicator happy to meet new people. Whether you call yourself a Field Social Research Interviewer / Field Interviewer / Social Researcher or similar we don't mind, you just need the right attitude and a CV that demonstrates:
· Self motivation;
· Planning and organisational skills;
· Rapport building skills;
· Comfortable using laptops and tablet devices;
· Driving licence (with car).
In return the Field Social Research Interviewer can expect a competitive salary, 25 days paid holiday, performance bonus, flexible working, generous staff pension scheme, training and much more!
The Robertson Trust is one of the leading grant-making charitable trusts in Scotland. Our overall aim as an organisation is to improve the quality of life and realise the potential of people and communities in Scotland. In 2018/19, the Trust awarded over £18 million to charitable organisations in Scotland. In 2020, we will be introducing a new strategy for the organisation and we are seeking an experienced Researcher/ Evaluator to join our Learning and Communications Team to help us to embed learning across the organisation.
The Learning and Communications Team supports the Trust to deliver on its strategic goals through building an understanding of the world we work in, what we do and how we work.
As a member of the Trust’s Learning and Communications Team, you will assist in the creation, use and sharing of knowledge and learning internally and externally in order to:
o Support our understanding of the world we are operating in
o Enable us to plan, deliver and review work effectively
o Enable us to understand the value of our work
o Inform policy and practice (our own and others)
You will be committed to supporting teams and funded organisations to develop their monitoring, evaluation and learning capacity. You will have knowledge and experience of a variety of qualitative research methods and the ability to communicate complex issues and ideas in an accessible and engaging way.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with a range of partners across our portfolios of work to help embed a learning culture in all that we do.
Could you help decide how National Lottery money supports communities in Scotland?
The National Lottery Community Fund (the Fund) is the largest community funder in the UK. We are recruiting a new Scotland Committee member. The Scotland Committee sets the direction of our work and takes decisions about our large grants in Scotland. There are seven members including the Chair. We are looking for someone who will add to the broad base of knowledge, skills and experience of current members.
The National Lottery Community Fund: People in the Lead
We believe that when people are in the lead communities thrive, forming relationships, developing skills and sharing ideas. This is the goal we’re working towards - a society where people can take the lead in growing happy, sustainable communities.
We help fund all kinds of organisations in Scotland. Our funding ranges from small grants of under £10,000 through, National Lottery Awards for All Scotland, to large grants in excess of £500,000 investing in projects to develop community owned assets, tackle issues like loss, isolation and loneliness or deliver new approaches to supporting families through early intervention work. Further details of our programmes can be found here: tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding
In 2018/19 we awarded 1,098 grants worth over £50 million supporting organisations in every local authority area in Scotland.
Our commitment to supporting Scotland’s young people to thrive continued as we refreshed our Young Start fund, awarding £4 million to projects which put young people at the heart of planning and delivering activity.
But we’re more than just a funder. We also collaborate with other funders, charities and individuals, sharing knowledge and building partnerships, so we can all be as effective as possible. We like to bring our stakeholders and the groups we fund together so that they can share their learning, influence policy and practice and strengthen links between them.
Skills and Experience Required
We want our Committee to have a broad base of knowledge, skills and experience and to reflect the diversity of modern society and the communities that we serve.
Our focus on places has seen the development of closer relationships in communities across Scotland. This has increased opportunities for Committee members work more closely with our Area Teams and engage directly with local stakeholders, grant holders and people who want to apply for funding. The skills and experience we are seeking for this role reflect the need to engage effectively at this level as well as performing core committee roles.
The following criteria are essential for this role:
We are committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion in our organisation to reflect the communities within which we work and proactively encourage applications from all groups and communities.
Time Commitment and Remuneration
The time commitment is expected to be an average of two days per month to include the following:
Get paid to meet people in your community and carry out important studies including the Scottish Health Survey, Growing Up in Scotland and the Scottish Crime & Justice Survey.
As a ScotCen interviewer you’ll visit people in their homes to ask them about all sorts of interesting topics.
What you find out will ultimately contribute to future social policy in Scotland.
We offer full training with a competitive rate of pay and travel expenses. We normally offer you work three months in advance.
What we offer:
What you need:
An exciting opportunity has arisen within East Dunbartonshire Voluntary Action (EDVA) for a Community Builder Development Officer
The Community Builder will work with local people and communities in East Dunbartonshire and support them to develop viable and sustainable local groups to make a positive impact in their communities and empower local people as well as working with existing groups and organisations to assist with their development and progress.
In addition, the Community Builder will develop a programme of activity with local community councils that will help them increase capacity and activity.
The Community Builder will also ensure that the voluntary sector and community groups are involved in community planning and engage with the local community planning partnership to ensure the sector is actively included and represented in the work of the partnership.
The role will operate through partnership principles and support the delivery of public health approaches that build capacity and improves the quality of life in local areas.
This post will work as part of a team of Development Officers in EDVA whose expertise in volunteering, the social economy, local planning partnerships and social care will add value to the post. The post will contribute to a thriving, vibrant and sustainable community led voluntary sector in East Dunbartonshire.