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We're recruiting a freelance Research Assistant

We are looking for a Research Assistant who has good experience with Scottish population and economic datasets to join us on a short-term project.

SWBG is undertaking research to model social care costs in Scotland with the view to outlining the need for ambitious funding in the development and delivery of a high quality National Care Service with its attendant economic as well as social benefits.

This role will work to compile and synthesise the data required for cost modelling on care. Extracting data from sources such as population survey information, health and social care service data, workforce information and economic datasets, and collating the data in the required formats required.

We expect this work to take between 5-8 days.

Full details available in the Terms of Reference.

Join our pool of Mentors

We're looking to build a small pool of Mentors to support our project Gender Budgeting from Theory to Action and work with local authorities.

This role will involve working with local government departments to support them to embed intersectional gender budget analysis within decision making processes. Mentoring support will be provided to Council officials following training as a way to embed learning and provide practical support in day to day work.

We're looking for people with a good understanding of gender budget analysis and thematic areas such as housing, transport or care services as well as knowledge of local government budget processes and Equality Impact Assessments.

Projects will be agreed on a case by case basis, by joining our pool of mentors you will receive an introductory session on the project and the role of mentoring before potential projects are shared.

The rate for freelance mentoring is £350 per day (pro-rata). We envision each opportunity will take 3-5 days over the course of a number of weeks, including pre and post-session work.

We envisage delivery online, unless otherwise agreed.

Mentor Role Description

How to apply

If you would like to be considered for the SWBG Pool of Mentors (Gender Budgeting with Local Authorities), please send your CV and a short letter of motivation outlining why you wish to join the Pool of Mentors, any thematic areas of interest and how you meet the requirements listed in the role description to recruitment@swbg.org.uk.

We recognise that people from certain backgrounds are underrepresented in the spaces in which SWBG works and we are committed to doing what we can to correct this. Applicants who are unsure if they meet the requirements of the role are encouraged to get in touch to discuss their suitability – please email sara.cowan@swbg.org.uk and we will be happy to have a conversation.

We are recruiting mentors on a rolling basis. The first information session will be held Tuesday 7th June, CVs will need to be submitted by 26th May to be considered ahead of this information session.

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