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Job title: Research Assistant, Contextual Safeguarding

Job reference: BEDS1593

Date posted: 21/01/2020

Application closing date: 16/02/2020

Location: London Salary Grade 6 salary £27,510 to £33,798 per annum.

Contract: Full time 23 months fixed term contract.

Job category/type: Research


Job information:

The Contextual Safeguarding (CS) Programme is a national leader in the application of research to inform public policy and extra-familial safeguarding practice for children and young people. CS approaches are informing statutory child protection guidance and are being tested in over 20 local authorities and national charities. Full time,23 months fixed term contract.

We are looking for an exceptional early career researcher with an interest in young people's participation. In this role, you will join a new London-based project team as we start testing in four London boroughs from the 1st April 2020. You will be expected to play a key role in the team, using qualitative research methods to record, analyse and disseminate what is learnt in test sites as they respond to peer groups,schools and public spaces where young people come to harm. The successful applicant will play a lead role in co-producing resources with young people in test locations to share their views on Contextual Safeguarding with local,regional and national decision-makers.

The CS programme selects staff on the basis of our values:motivation to prioritise social impact, fresh thinking, empiricism and collaboration. The successful candidate will be able to work with a high degree of autonomy and will need to be self-directed. In return, you will receive regular supervision by an experienced line manager.

We welcome applicants with a range of experiences that have equipped them to fulfil the requirements of this role.

Please note that these posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

For full job descriptions and person specifications please click here

Interviews will be held on 3 March 2020 with a start date for the post 15 April 2020 or as close to this date as notice period permits.

Due to the Home Office and UK Visas & Immigration requirements on immigration and Right to Work in the UK, the University of Bedfordshire can only accept job applications from Non EEA applicants who hold a current Tier 1 or Tier 2 (in country) visa and their status allows them to work and reside in the UK with no restrictions.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and values the diversity of all its workforce and student population.

To apply:

Please log on to our website www.beds.ac.uk/jobs and complete the online application.

Please quote reference number and job title. Please note CVs will only be accepted in addition to a fully completed application form.

All applications must be received by midnight on the closing date. Applications will not be accepted after this deadline.

Job title: Research Fellow, Contextual Safeguarding Programme

Job reference: BEDS1592

Date posted: 17/01/2020

Application closing date: 06/02/2020

Location: London

Salary: Grade 7 Salary £34,803 per annum.

Contract: Full time and fixed term contract till February 2022.

Location: Research sites in London, Bristol and Wiltshire

Job category/type: Research

Job information:

The Contextual Safeguarding (CS) Programme is a national leader in the application of research to inform public policy and extra-familial safeguarding practice for children and young people. CS approaches are informing statutory child protection guidance and are being tested in over 20 local authorities and national charities.
We are looking for an exceptional early career or post-doctoral researcher with an interest in young people's participation. In this role, you will join a new London-based project team as we start testing in four London boroughs from the 1st April 2020.

You will play a lead role in the team, designing and using qualitative research methods to co-create, record, analyse and disseminate attempts to offer a child protection response to peer groups, schools and public spaces where young people have come to harm. You will also support the wider national team to undertake similar activities in Wiltshire and Bristol, and take a lead in converting emergent learning into training resources for practitioners around the country.

The CS programme selects staff on the basis of our values: motivation to prioritise social impact, fresh thinking, empiricism and collaboration. The successful candidate will be able to work with a high degree of autonomy and will need to be self-directed. In return, you will be receive regular supervision by an experienced line manager.
We welcome applicants with a range of experiences that have equipped them to fulfil the requirements of this role.
Please note that these posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

For full job descriptions and person specifications please click here.

Interviews will be held on 24 February 2020 with a start date for the post 15 April 2020 or as close to this date as notice period permits.

Due to the Home Office and UK Visas & Immigration requirements on immigration and Right to Work in the UK, the University of Bedfordshire can only accept job applications from Non EEA applicants who hold a current Tier 1 or Tier 2 (in country) visa and their status allows them to work and reside in the UK with no restrictions.


The University is committed to equality of opportunity and values the diversity of all its workforce and student population.

To apply:
Please log on to our website www.beds.ac.uk/jobs and complete the online application. Please quote reference number and job title. Please note CVs will only be accepted in addition to a fully completed application form.
All applications must be received by midnight on the closing date. Applications will not be accepted after this deadline.
Please note that these posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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