Research Assistant

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Non-Clinical roles
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: £23,00 - £25,500 plus package

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Research Assistant

Research Assistant

The Research Centre


Career Level B / Band 5

Full-Time - 37.5 hours per week – fixed term one year

Salary £ 23,000 to £ 25,500 per annum 


St Andrew’s is embarking on the development of a new research programme in the use of technology, such as virtual reality (VR) for the treatment of people with mental ill-health. The post holder will be expected to play a key role in the development of this research. It is likely that an opportunity will be available to register for a PhD with a leading University upon completion of the fixed term 12-month contract.


Firstly, a bit about us 

St Andrew’s is the UK’s leading mental healthcare charity with an excellent and well-deserved reputation as a provider of specialist mental healthcare, and a top 20 charity overall.  We have a multi-disciplinary team of over 4,500 staff who deliver innovative and holistic care each day across our five locations.

As a charity, all of our profits are re-invested into new services and new facilities, a legacy which has carried on through our 178 year history.  Today we proudly continue to build world-class mental healthcare services – with Europe’s largest adolescent unit recently opened.  Because we’re independent, we have the flexibility to make a real difference in the world of mental health. The Research Centre at St Andrew’s has stimulated the development of research at the charity and the establishment of active collaborations in the UK and overseas with Universities, the NHS and industry.  Joining us is your chance to make a big contribution to the lives of some of society’s most vulnerable people.

The role and person

Based within the Research Centre at St Andrew’s Northampton, the post is designed for someone who wants to be part of an ambitious and innovative team  delivering  high quality research in  mental illness, mental health and recovery with an emphasis on innovation and utilising technology. The Research Assistant will be a key member of the Research Centre on the Northampton site of St. Andrew’s.


The post holder will be involved in a wide variety of research and evaluation projects and their role will primarily be to assist in the setup, delivery and dissemination of high-quality research. This will involve, for example: data collection, literature and database searches, contributing to literature reviews, analysis, reports and dissemination of results.


Rewards and Benefits

 We offer an excellent benefits package including:

•         Excellent professional and career development and training opportunities

•         Pension and life assurance

•         Sickness policy on par with the NHS

•         35 days annual leave (including bank holidays)

•         Cycle to work scheme

•         Childcare vouchers

•         Healthcare cash plan

•         Free parking

•         Paid DBS application

•         On-site facilities such as gym access and boot camp, swimming pool, café, library all set within beautiful grounds.

You will also be part of a great team, giving you plenty of exposure to mentoring and coaching and extensive opportunities for continuing professional development and training.                         

If you feel this is you, then we’d love you to apply.

Please email the research team for a full job description or for informal discussion.                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Closing date: Sunday 7th July 2019

Interviews – 22nd - 24th July 2019