Strategic Report & Research Writer

Purpose of role – To support the Healthwatch Team to deliver robust, valid and reliable research reports and to ensure that strong evidence and research influences the organisation’s priorities and actions.

Key activities
• To observe the Volunteers Code of Conduct
• Assist in producing both written and oral briefs for Healthwatch, based on research or analysis, explaining complex ideas and findings in a way that can be easily understood
• To assist in designing and producing research tools, e.g. Questionnaires, as agreed
• Keep up to date with developments in policy for health and social care issues
• To attend and contribute to work plan meetings as requested

Skills or experience required?:

• Understand and adhere to the Volunteer Code of Conduct
• Excellent organisational, research, analytical and problem-solving skills
• Strong communication in both person and in writing
• Used to dealing with confidential/sensitive issues and documents
• Ability to interpret a wide range of research projects and different research methodologies
• Self-motivated with a flexible approach
• Ability to work within a team but able to work on own initiative when required
• Ability to carry out research using a variety of techniques to maximise returns
• Competent in Microsoft Office
• To undertake appropriate learning and development as identified through supervision and the changing nature of reports required

Frequency of opportunity: Ongoing
Can this opportunity be home based?: Yes
What are the areas of interest?: Coronavirus support, Health & wellbeing, Information & advice, IT & technology, Marketing & communications, Other general & helping, Supporting group
Type(s) of cause supported: Children, young people & families, Disablity, Health, hospitals & hospices, Local community, Mental health
Where is the opportunity located?: Across North Yorkshire, Craven, Hambleton, Harrogate, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough, Selby
Includes out of pocket expenses?: Yes
How many hours per week is this opportunity?: Time involvement between 3 hours & 1 day per week as agreed
You can volunteer for this opportunity at the following times: