Research Associate Vacancy

The Scottish Government have committed to bringing Bairns’ Hoose (Barnahus) to Scotland by 2026.  Last month, the six successful locations that will become home to Scotland’s first Bairns’ Hoose test sites, were announced by Minister for Keeping the Promise, Ms Natalie Don. These six Bairns’ Hoose Pathfinders will act as a proof of concept by testing the application of the Bairns’ Hoose Standards in practice.

The CYCJ Research Associate will be joining at an exciting time during the initial Pathfinder phase and will work closely with the Bairns’ Hoose Research Assistant and the Scottish Government Bairns’ Hoose Unit, to provide analytical support to the project during this Pathfinder Phase (2023-2025).

The role of the Research Associate will be to deliver and develop the Bairns’ Hoose Analytical Plan, ensuring that the journey of the Pathfinders is explored and documented in order to understand the implementation and process during the Pathfinder phase.  This role requires a range of different experiences and skills, including working on complex projects, as well as quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis. Activities will include presenting on analytical progress during key project meetings, finalising a review of relevant literature, carrying out direct research with professionals in each of the six Pathfinder locations, analysing self-assessment data and establishing baseline data requirements and metrics to support outcome monitoring to be used in the subsequent Pilot phase (2025-26).

This role offers a researcher an exciting opportunity to be actively engaged in a project that has the potential to produce transformative change for children and their families in Scotland.

For more information please contact Research Lead, Nina Vaswani, on

Please note that this post is fixed term until 31st March 2025. 

To find out more/apply, click HERE

Deadline: 19/11/23

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