Research Officer

Contract Type: 
Fixed term
Full time
Application deadline: 
Monday, 29 August, 2022 - 00:00
Fixed Salary
Per Annum
Pioneering Care Partnership

Job Description 
1. To support the development of impactful surveys, evaluation and data collection 
methods and systems to support data analysis and report writing to support project 
2. Carry out a mapping exercise to identify current service providers and their delivery 
models/practices within County Durham
3. To research best practice for delivery of Befriending and Community Peer Support, 
LD & Autism Services and review, compare and analyse current delivery within 
County Durham against best practice guidelines
4. Facilitate consultation, engagement and co production with local health and social 
care commissioners and providers, service users and carers and other stakeholders 
as appropriate at local level to ascertain current and future needs for community 
based support. 
5. Analyse and report on data and support the development of a range of prototypes 
delivery models
6. Support the roll out of prototype delivery models and administer their delivery
7. Carry out an effect evaluation of the protype delivery models and their effectiveness 
based on best practice research and report on data. 
8. Manage and support volunteers working across the life course of mental 
health/emotional wellbeing issues in a co-ordinated and safe way, in line with best 
9. To support community organisations to develop resources and capacity to provide 
supported volunteering experiences for vulnerable people with mental health 
difficulties (either pre-existing or COVID-related)
10. To use a range of research methods to gather data/feedback in all research projects 
(Befriending/Peer Support, LD & Autism and COVID-19)
1. To uphold PCP’s Core Values at all times.
2. To operate within the policies and procedures of PCP, including confidentiality, 
safeguarding, information governance and data protection. 
3. To assist marketing and engagement work and use creative techniques to gather 
views from the communities we support. 
4. To actively take responsibility for your own health and safety and ensuring 
procedures are adhered to.
5. To collate appropriate monitoring and evaluation information to support the 
achievement of agreed targets and outcomes within the project or service.
6. To carry out all responsibilities in line with the organisation’s Equality, Diversity and 
Inclusion Policy. 
7. To recruit, support, train and motivate volunteers as required.
8. To undertake any training and development deemed appropriate. 
9. To undertake any such duties required by the relevant Senior Manager or PCP Chief