Community Research Assistant

£39,878 - £39,878

Job Description

• Support recruitment of clients at salons which may include posting flyers and/or approaching potential participants at community salons.

• Maintain ongoing communication with research participants including GP practices, salons in South and West London and their clients and address/signpost any queries.

• Administer questionnaires to collect participant’s consent and assess relevant study outcomes while ensuring adherence to protocols and careful data entry and proper storage.

• Assist with study operations, including participating in study meetings, preparing succinct minutes, and keeping the study website/social media updated. • Contribute to a culturally inclusive research environment and maintain culturally inclusive and respectful working relationships with the research team, stakeholders, and the community.




• BSc in Health-related Sciences or related discipline with a strong focus on health promotion


•Master's degree in relevant subject or equivalent


: Essential

• Experience working with community-based projects/and with communities on health and well-being.

• Excellent communication skills in a variety of media, demonstrating the ability to liaise with ethnically diverse communities.

• Experience in presenting research findings to a variety of audiences

• Administrative experience supporting meetings and preparing high-quality relevant documentation

• Competent skills in MS Office, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint and in conducting online searches

• Committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, actively addressing areas of potential bias Desirable • Experience working with community projects in South/West London

• Understanding of health service access issues related to underserved/ethnically diverse groups

• Good understanding of qualitative, mixed, and/or participatory research methods and experience in carrying out qualitative academic research



An exciting opportunity exists for an assistant to work on the internally funded pilot study “Identity, Security and Integration of Gurkha migrants in the UK: A social anchoring perspective” at the School of Social Professions and Social Sciences at London Metropolitan University.

The successful candidate will assist for 70 hours (in total) in the internally funded project from March 2024 to June 2024.

The pilot project aims to explore the lives and lived experience of one of the newest migrant groups in Britain, Nepali Gurkhas. In particular, this research helps unfold how Gurkha migrants make sense of their ‘new home’, their own sense of being, connect to different social spaces and access to migrant capitals in a host society/country. The research outputs will involve submission of an external grant proposal and stakeholder engagement workshop.

The Research Assistant would be expected to undertake a range of duties, including the following:

 1.Conduct research

  • Assist in the planning and implementation of specific research activities, as directed;

  • Undertake literature searches on migration, gender and existing institutional structures, strategies, and practices for integration of Gurkha migrants in UK;

  • Assist in data collection and analysis.


2. Presentation of findings


3. University/School profile

  • As appropriate, liaise with relevant internal and external contacts/organisations in related areas of study.



Postgraduate level with experience in gathering relevant information.


  1. Relevant experience

Understanding research processes.

In order to be shortlisted you must demonstrate that you meet all the essential criteria and as many of the desirable criteria as possible. Where we have a large number of applications (long list) which meet all of the essential criteria, we will then use the desirable criteria to produce a short list.

This role is to support the delivery of focus group and conduct additional tasks related to the DrinksRation project. 

This is a closed advert. 


MSc or above


Experience on conducting focus groups

Experience on academic publishing 

Knowledge and understanding on mobile health

We are looking for people to participate in 1-hour research study interviews exploring the embedding of conversational AI in everyday products. We will begin by introducing you to one such AI-enabled product, giving you a chance to familiarise yourself with it. Afterwards, you'll have a discussion with a researcher about your thoughts on it. You don't need to have experience with AI-enabled products in the past. If you've participated in one of these interviews before then you unfortunately cannot participate again.

The interviews will take place on Wednesday Feb 21st between 10:00 and 17:00. All interviews will take place at Bush House on the Strand campus. Please researve a slot at before applying.