We require an independent researcher to join us in a fundamental role for our Partners in Change project.
Apex Scotland has been awarded 3 year funding from The Robertson Trust to become one of their ‘Partners in Change’, (press release found here: https://www.therobertsontrust.org.uk/news-and-blogs/2-4-million-awarded-to-ambitious-projects-tackling-poverty-and-trauma-in-scotland/ )
As a Partner in Change, Apex will lead a live action research project in partnership with Resilience Learning Partnership, a psychotherapist, a doctorate level researcher and University of Dundee, to embark on a journey to understand how Apex can be classified as an authentically ‘trauma informed’ and ‘trauma responsive’ organisation.
The concept for Partners in Change has a focus on ‘change’ itself and ‘change plans’ and its application to how services and support for people who experience poverty and/or trauma are designed and delivered. The objective is to gain a deep understanding of new perspectives, approaches and delivery models that prevent and mitigate the negative impacts of poverty and trauma on our society and on the individuals who experience them. The objective of our Partners in Change project is to gain a better understanding of the drivers of, and the barriers to, change around services and support.
The project will run for 3 years, formally commencing in January 2022, and will conduct live action research. We require a suitably qualified researcher to lead the research design, the implementation of the most effective methodology, the monitoring and collation of the findings and to culminate in the production of an evaluation paper with associated recommendations. The researcher will be supported by and gain supervisory oversight by the University of Dundee Community Education department.
There is an expectation that through this project Apex will significantly enhance the evidence base around trauma informed practice and the way in which it requires to be applied in services. Apex expects the reach and impact of the project findings to be high, across sectors and presented at Scottish Government level. Apex Scotland is able to achieve this because of our profile as a national justice charity. This is a unique opportunity to be involved at the forefront of this priority work and we anticipate interest in the role to be competitive.
We anticipate a required contribution by the researcher of approximately 130 days over the life of the project (to be negotiated alongside funding rate).
Job reference: PIC/RESEARCH
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Closing date: 10.00am on Monday 25 October 2021