Research Assistant

Organisation: International Centre researching child sexual exploitation


The International Centre: Researching child sexual exploitation, violence and trafficking’ at the University of Bedfordshire is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to support the development of its innovative programme of work around contextual safeguarding – see

This is an opportunity to develop your research career, knowledge and skills in one of the UK’s leading applied social research centres.

You will be a beginning researcher with demonstrable interest in the focus of work of the contextual safeguarding programme and/or wider work of the International Centre ( You will have strong organisational skills, be productive under pressure and have the ability to write concisely, fluently and accurately. You will also need to demonstrate strong relational/networking skills and a good working knowledge of IT.

You will possess a good first degree, beginning knowledge and experience of mixed methods research, a commitment to research as a way of improving public policy and services, and a commitment to understanding the worlds of both people who use public services and of practitioners.