LIVED EXPERIENCE RESEARCHER
We are currently recruiting for people based in London and the Midlands, but will consider any applications and may well recruit outside of these areas.
This is a fantastic opportunity to work in an innovative and growing charity. We are looking for dynamic, authentic, and inspiring individuals to join our team.
At the national level there is a crucial need for insights from people with lived experience of crime, addiction and homelessness to inform system reform as this voice is often absent. At the same time User Voice has an unrivalled and significant footprint across the country engaging with the hardest to reach people, through elected and trained service users who can provide the information to fill this void.
There is no one better placed to identify what works or what doesn’t, and to be part of identifying the solution than people with current and recent experience of the system. More significantly, there has never been a time when it has been more important and timelier that service users are given the platform to be heard, and to be part of transforming services and systems.
User Voice peer research projects, delivered by Lived Experience Researchers, will use this insight to both influence fundamental changes to the policy and public debate, to innovate new services, and to reform systems. User Voice peer research and consultations projects have a positive impact on individual participants as a result of the peer-led approach, change institutions along the way by providing them with real time insight and give policy makers a massive reality check.
The successful candidate will be results and outcome-orientated with knowledge of the criminal justice sector and a have their own lived experience. We are looking for passionate and motivated staff willing to go above and beyond!
The Lived Experience Researcher role involves a significant amount of remote working on the front-line role, delivering research, consultations, and other service user engagement activities.
WHAT'S on OFFER
- Full induction and training into the role
- Permanent contract
- Up to £30,000 depending on experience plus London weighting (pro-rata for part-time)
- 25 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time)