Research Assistant, West Lothian Civic Centre, 444.51 - WEL04989

West Lothian Council


£23,143 to £26,015 per annum Band E Full Time Contact: Please see description Reference: WEL04989


The closing date for this post is provisionally set at 1 August 2021.  West Lothian Council reserve the right to close this post early depending on applicant response levels

We are keen to employ a diverse workforce that reflects the people of Scotland. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and particularly from groups currently under-represented, including people with disabilities, those from minority ethnic communities or from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds

We are looking for a Research Assistant to join the West Lothian Educational Psychology Team to work with us to support the research and development work of the Service.  You will be joining a highly regarded and enthusiastic service, committed to ensuring continuous improvement in all aspects of our service delivery to children and young people.

You will be required to complete literature searches, design and implement research projects, analyse and interpret results, consult with other professionals and make decisions about the best design and format for data collection.  You will be required to determine the most appropriate method of reporting the research findings to interested groups and individuals.  Over the next year, the Service will be involved in research into pupil and teacher experiences with online learning due to COVID 19 and how this might be applied to particular groups of learners.  We will also provide support to school staff for developing their own skills in practitioner enquiry. 

Honours Degree in Psychology is required.

The Principal Educational Psychologist welcomes any enquiries and further discussion:

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by West Lothian Council.

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