The Whitley Researchers are Recruiting

The Whitley Researchers are looking to expand their team and recruit new members of the community to help shape research that can really make a difference to Whitley and target issues that they feel are most important.

There are no requirements for the role, any necessary training will be provided and they are very understanding of other commitments whether it be work, childcare or anything other commitment

If you are interested, please read the advert below or talk to John Ord or Sally Lloyd-Evans, who can give you more information and even meet you for an informal chat.


We are a growing community based research group and are looking for people to grow with us. This community researcher role is ideally suited to people who have some involvement or background in community based activity. You will also have an awareness of the key issues facing less affluent communities and be willing to join with others in finding out about the impact of local problems and how best to tackle them.

This is a joint initiative between local residents, mainly in the Whitley community, and the University of Reading. A capacity to engage and encourage individuals at all levels will be an essential requirement.

Successful candidates will join our register of researchers and expect to be employed on a part time limited contract with hourly paid remuneration of £10 per hour.

To apply please send a one page statement outlining why you are the person for this role and include the contact details of two referees – emailed to:

We will also supply a job description on request. Any further queries contact John on 07533254711

Closing date: 31st August. Interviews will be held in the week beginning 11th September. Successful applicants will be invited to an informal briefing session in the week beginning 4th September

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