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Vacancy: Research Lead

Research Lead (28hrs pw)

Can you help us create a world where emotional and mental wellness is a human right?

Alongside professional support for our members we are the leading research, innovation, educational and regulatory body working to advance psychotherapies for the benefit of all.

And with 1 in 4 people experiencing a mental health issue, the need for access to high quality therapy has never been greater.

We are looking for an exceptional Research Lead to support, develop and coordinate our research activity, underpinning our trainings and evidence-based practice, as well as supporting our mission to deliver policy impact and improved, influential communications.

You will have at least two years’ applied experience in a relevant research role or postgraduate training (preferably at Doctoral level).

You will have in-depth knowledge and experience in all the main aspects of research, including appropriate methodological approaches (qualitative and quantitative).

You’ll have a good working knowledge of research design, analysis and report production, as well as outstanding communication and interpersonal skills to help shape this vital area of activity.

Ideally, you’ll be well-versed in the networks, journals, academics and funding bodies that are relevant to our work.

Read the full job description here.

Benefits of working at UKCP

  • Staff working at UKCP enjoy a wide range of benefits including 25 days (pro rata) annual leave, plus 8 days bank holidays
  • Additional paid leave over the Christmas period
  • Flexi-time scheme
  • Employer contribution to pension scheme (company or private)
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Interest-free season ticket loans
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Tablet and BYOD schemes

To apply

Please submit a CV and supporting statement detailing how you meet the person specification to

Closing date: 30 November 2018

Interviews: w/c 10 December 2018