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Job Opportunity

An Exciting Job opportunity has arisen with the Productive Margins Project which will be based at the 3Gs Development Trust, Merthyr Tydfil.

Isolation & Loneliness of Older People Researcher.

The 3Gs Development Trust, Merthyr Tydfil

Research Associate (1 year fixed term p/t contract 3.5 days per week) £25,000 (pro rata £17,500)

Productive Margins; Regulating for Engagement project

The 3Gs development trust works with people in the Gurnos, Penydarren and Dowlais wards of North Merthyr Tydfil delivering the Welsh Governments flagship programme “Communities First”. “Communities First” is a tackling poverty initiative aimed at the most deprived communities across Wales providing services and support through a geographically based cluster team to improve people’s opportunities across three themes of Learning, Health/Wellbeing and Prosperity.

We are one of two community based organisations involved with Bristol & Cardiff Universities delivering the ‘Productive Margins; Regulating for Engagement’ project and as a result are seeking to employ a suitably qualified and experienced Research Associate to support this one-year research project which will be embedded in current delivery focussing on reducing isolation and loneliness of our older residents.

Job Specification

Reporting to the North Cluster Manager in Merthyr and Academic Lead for the programme at the University of Bristol the post holder will be based at the 3Gs offices in the Gurnos for the equivalent of three and a half days per week (25 hours per week) for a one-year fixed-term. The annual salary is £25,000, pro rata for the hours worked (£17,500) with 21 days paid annual leave plus the eight statutory bank holidays (pro rata 20.5 days including Bank Holidays).

Application packs can be requested by emailing: reception@3gs.org.uk or calling reception on: 01685 350888.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon 23rd February 2015; interviews will take place on the 19th March 2015.