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Research Associate

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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Tavistock Centre
£36,481 to £44,044 per annum inclusive HCAS
11/08/2019 23:59


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.



Research and Development Directorate

120 Belsize Lane, London NW3 5BA


Research Associate, R&D Directorate

Band 6 AfC: £36,481 to £44,044 per annum inclusive HCAS

Full Time 37.5 Hours per week (10 sessions)


The Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust provides multi-disciplinary clinical services for adults, young people, children and their families, and is a leading provider of postgraduate training in the field of mental health. In addition, the Trust has a long history of research and innovation which is recognised nationally and internationally.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, energetic and well-organised person to join a dedicated multi-disciplinary academic team engaged in a range of externally funded research projects. This is an evolving and challenging role with a varied, interesting and developing workload; it is an ideal post for someone who has a keen interest in mental health research and who is creative and adaptable.

Applications for this position are invited from candidates who ideally will have experience of working within or managing team research in psychology or mental health as well as excellent communication skills. Candidates should be familiar with research and academic environments, and will have the required methodological skills to undertake mental health research and submit papers for publication.  Candidates with experience of undertaking mixed methods research and/or systematic reviews are particularly desirable. Part of this role may involve linking with the National Workforce Skills Development Unit so an interest in research relevant to the NHS workforce would be an advantage.

Candidates are requested to use the section "Supporting Information" on the application form to set out their reasons for applying and their suitability, referring to the person specification, for this post.


For a job description and to apply please visit NHS Jobs,


Closing date for applications:  08/08/19

Interview date:                           TBC


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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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Dr Eilis Kennedy, Director of Research and Development, at