We are currently recruiting for a Research Assistant, could this be you?

In partnership with seven other organisations, TLC are currently delivering a Greater Manchester Social Eating programme, commissioned by GMCVO in 2018 through Ambition for Ageing funding which lasts until March 2020. TLC are the lead organisation in delivering this contract.

The purpose of the social eating programme is to pilot a range of social eating projects, intended to become sustainable in the longer term, and to use the learning gained through delivery to create a ‘how to’ guide to developing social eating projects. The projects are being delivered in Bury, Bolton, Manchester and Rochdale.


What is the role?

The project has been started, reporting systems set up and delivery through partners is underway.

Initially we recruited a Project Manager to set up the programme, however, as the current postholder is now moving into a more senior role in a different organisation, this has given us cause to reflect on whether the role we initially recruited to is still fit for purpose.

As a result, we are now looking for a Research Assistant to monitor and evaluate the social eating projects, analyse impact, extract learning and pull this together into a ‘how to guide’ for others looking to do similar work in future. We will also expect the Research Assistant to carry out project management, being responsible to GMCVO for delivery of the overall programme, coordinating sub-contractors and ensuring performance against agreed targets.

Key Role Information:

  • £30,000 (21 hours)
  • Fixed term until March 2020
  • Base: Flexible

Benefits of the role:

  • Working for an award-winning organisation
  • Working on an innovative pilot project 
  • Access to monthly clinical seminars
  • Annual leave entitlement
  • Annual Continuous Professional Development allowance
  • Christmas Closedown paid
  • Your birthday off 

To Apply:

If you are interested in this role, please read the Full Job Description & Person Specification below. 

To apply, please email a completed Application Form, a completed Equality Monitoring form & a completed Declaration of Health form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline: Thursday 21st Feb 2019, 5pm

Interview Date: Wednesday 27th Feb 2019

Full Job Description & Person Specification

Application Form

Equality Monitoring Form

Health Declaration Form

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