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Social Researcher Degree Apprenticeship

22,000 per annum (plus costs of tuition are covered and excellent benefits)

4-year fixed-term contract: Social Researcher - Degree Apprenticeship - BSc (Hons)

Full time role and hybrid working with a minimum of 2 days in our London office (with 20% of this time spent on studying).

About us

We are an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK.

Our aim is a healthier population, supported by high quality health care that can be equitably accessed. We learn what works to make people's lives healthier and improve the health care system. From giving grants to those working at the front line to carrying out research and policy analysis, we shine a light on how to make successful change happen.

We make links between the knowledge we gain from working with those delivering health and health care and our research and analysis. Our aspiration is to create a virtuous circle, using what we know... works on the ground to inform effective policymaking and vice versa.

Our commitment to you

We're committed to building an inclusive workplace that values diversity, which is why we encourage you to apply for our job even if you don't meet every requirement. We value professional and lived expertise and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We particularly encourage those from underrepresented and underserved groups in this field, such as people of colour, people from the LGBTQIA+ community, people with disabilities and from lower socio-economic backgrounds to apply.

We encourage you to speak with us about your disabilities, neurodiversity, and/or health conditions so we can work together on adjustments to make work more accessible and enjoyable for you.

We're dedicated to an inclusive hiring process, where every candidate has the chance to showcase their skills in a comfortable environment.

Our top priority is finding the best candidate, and you might just be the right fit. So, come join our team and let's work towards building a diverse and authentic workplace together.

Research Directorate

Research is central to the work of the Health Foundation. We are running a varied and ambitious research programme, which places a strong emphasis on building the evidence base for improving people's health, improving health policy, and improving health service delivery.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic Research Team and play a role in commissioning research and evaluation work that influences the future direction and planning of the Health Foundation and has a wide impact on policy and practice. Candidates will have the opportunity to develop skills in managing and commissioning research and evaluation by working within a number of research-active teams, such as the policy team, data analysis team, and Q team at the Health Foundation.

Social Research Degree Apprenticeship

The Social Research Degree Apprenticeship is a four-year apprenticeship programme which offers a first of its kind opportunity to gain real experience working on impactful projects, while gaining a bespoke undergraduate degree in social research. Over the course of the Social Research degree apprenticeship, you will undertake the Level 6 applied research standard including attaining a BSc honours degree with the University of Kent

Your tuition fees will be paid for you, and we will pay you a salary as well. As an apprentice we will support you to develop your skills and knowledge. As well as helping colleagues on projects you'll be encouraged to take responsibility for smaller pieces of work as they progress. In addition, there will be a chance to collaborate with other teams in the Health Foundation with expertise in areas such as policy making and data analysis, ensuring the post holder gains a broad experience of the Foundation's work.

Apprentices will also be expected to contribute to corporate activities, such as staff meetings, and to demonstrate commitment to the Health Foundation's key behaviours: Working Together; Achieving Impact; and Discovering and Learning. Please see the links below for further information:

Job description

University of Kent website

Frequently Asked Questions

Application Process

To be considered for this position, you need to upload your current CV or an outline of your career to date and send a personal statement of no more than 1000 words. You statement should include the following.

1) Why you are interested in the apprenticeship;

2) Imagine you are tasked with explaining a piece of research that you have conducted or commissioned to a group of non-experts. How would you approach this task? Please describe the steps you would take to ensure your explanation is clear and understandable both verbally and in writing?

3) How you are planning to balance work and study;

Applications without a personal statement addressing the three questions outlined above will not be considered.

If you have any general enquiries or require support with your application, please contact us onhumanresources@health.org.uk

Application deadline: 3rd June 2024, 23:59

Shortlisted candidates invited to remote interviews: Week commencing 10th June 2024

Interview dates: Week commencing 17th June 2024

The Health Foundation Values value equity, diversity and inclusion, and welcomes applications from different backgrounds. For this role, we particularly encourage applications from diverse backgrounds.Please let us know how we can support your health conditions, neurodivergence, disabilities and/or accessibility requirements through adjustments.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long does it take?
The degree takes four years to complete and your contract with The Health Foundation will be for four years.

Where will I be based?
The Health Foundation is based in Blackfriars, Central London. We currently operate a hybrid-working model with employees spending at least 2 days a week in the office.

What are the entry requirements?
You will need a minimum of 96UCASpoints under the 2017 tariff point system (e.g. CCC at A Level or equivalent qualifications, not including General Studies). You can check how manyUCASpoints you have by using theUCASTariff Calculator

Can I apply if I already have a degree?
Yes, if your degree did not contain a substantial social research component.

What benefits will I enjoy?

Find out more about our policies on recruitment, learning and development, diversity, and pay and benefits here: Benefits of working for us

Please click here for the full version of these FAQs.

Employment Type: Full time
London UK


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