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Research and Audit Assistant

NHS AfC: Band 4

Main area
Gender Identity Development Service
NHS AfC: Band 4
37.5 hours per week
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£21,089 - £23,761 per annum
30/10/2019 23:59
Interview date


The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health trust with a focus on training and education alongside a full range of mental health services and psychological therapies for children and their families, young people and adults.

We are committed to improving mental health and emotional wellbeing, believing that high quality mental health services should be available for all who need them. We bring a distinctive contribution based on the importance we attach to social experience at all stages of people’s lives, and our focus on psychological and developmental approaches to the promotion of health and the prevention and treatment of mental ill health

We contribute to the pool of ideas through our own research and development, but are also committed to bringing together the best ideas of the time, old and new, from inside and out, together with the most gifted and able professionals in our fields of endeavour. We aim to share our ideas and practice through as many routes as possible.

As a Trust we aim constantly to be evolving in nature and form in relation to the environment in which we work, to ensure that our contribution remains relevant.


We currently have a vacancy for 1 full time Research Assistant in the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) Leeds Base.

The Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) is a national highly specialist service offering comprehensive and interdisciplinary assessment and care of children and adolescents who are experiencing difficulties in the development of gender identity. The GIDS provides a dedicated multi-disciplinary assessment, consultation and treatment at the Tavistock Centre in London and, since 2012, at our centre in Leeds.

In the service we understand gender identity development within the context of a psychological, biological, developmental and social framework.

We are looking for an enthusiastic person with a special interest in this area of work. The post holder’s main task is to provide assistance with various research tasks in the GIDS such as questionnaire data entry, summarizing data collected and contributing to the research output of the GIDS. The post holder will be asked to carry out a wide range of duties necessary for the smooth running of the GIDS's research activities.

Candidates with a BSc or higher in Psychology or other psychological subjects will be considered.


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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information or an informal discussion about this role please contact Dr Una Masic, Research Psychologist at GIDS or Dr Claudia Zitz, Research Co-ordinator/Clinical Psychologist by calling 020 8938 2030.