About TASO

The Centre for Transforming Access and Student Outcomes (TASO) is an affiliate What Works Centre, and part of the UK Government’s What Works Movement. Our vision is to eliminate equality gaps in higher education (HE). Our mission is to improve lives through evidence-informed practice.

TASO was set up in 2019 within King’s College London and became an independent charity on 1 April 2021. Our work focuses on the generation, synthesis and dissemination of high-quality evidence about effective practice in widening participation and student outcomes. We primarily focus on developing and disseminating causal evidence (categorised as type 3 in the Office for Students’ Standard of Evidence)

The Role

TASO is seeking a Research Officer for a project which aims to identify and evaluate existing evidence of what is working to support student mental health in the English higher education sector. TASO is the lead partner in a consortium that has been commissioned by the Office for Students to deliver a cross-cutting project to gather and mobilise evidence of effective mental health practices in higher education to improve student outcomes.

The post holder will act as a researcher on the project, providing support to the project’s Senior Research Officer. The role will involve both quantitative and qualitative research, with particular responsibility for data collection and analysis. With six consortium partners working together on the project, the post holder will also need to be organised and collaborative in order to ensure the effective delivery of the project.

The full candidate brief can be downloaded here.

Initial Terms and Conditions of Appointment

Remuneration: – £31,000
Location: Central London. This post will be hybrid with the expectation that the post holder will be in the office two days a week. Candidates must have the right to work in the UK.
Hours: Full time
Holiday: 27 days per year, plus public/bank holidays.
Pension: Employer contribution 8%
Term: Fixed term, to 30th September 2023.

TASO is a learning organisation which is committed to promoting and enabling our team in their training and development.

This role reports to the Senior Research Officer.

Informal Enquiries 

Before submitting an application you may wish to discuss the post further by contacting Dr Helen Lawson, Research Programmes Manager, via email: Helen.Lawson@taso.org.uk.

How to apply

To apply, please send a CV and supporting statement (maximum 2 A4 pages) outlining clearly how you meet the above criteria to info@taso.org.uk, citing “Research Officer” in the Subject of the email.

The candidate brief can be downloaded here.

Deadline for applications: Midday on 27th June 2022

Interviews are expected to be held week beginning July 7th.