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HEartS Qualitative Research Assistant

Closing date: 9am Friday 9 November 2018

Interview date: Wednesday 5 December 2018

Salary: £33,409 - £37,093 per annum, pro rata

Job ref no: 503-18

Founded in 1882, the Royal College of Music (RCM) is a world-leading music conservatoire with a prestigious history and contemporary outlook. Our 800 undergraduate and postgraduate students come from over 60 countries and are taught in a dynamic environment, leaving the RCM to become the outstanding performers, conductors and composers of the future. The RCM was named top institution for performing arts in the UK and Europe and second in the world in the 2018 QS World University Rankings.

As part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project HEartS (Health, Economic and Social impact of the ARTs), the Royal College of Music is appointing a Qualitative Research Assistant to support a series of qualitative studies in arts-in-health. We are looking for candidates with the following attributes: 

  • Postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject, complete or in progress
  • Experience of qualitative research, particularly the collection and management of qualitative data
  • Experience of recruiting and consenting participants to research studies
  • Experience of qualitative analysis techniques and writing for academic audiences
  • Ability to work diligently and independently and to think analytically and strategically
  • Excellent interpersonal and team-working skills

This post is offered on a part time (0.6FTE), fixed term (18 months) basis from March 2019.  

To apply:

Please complete our 1) Application Form and 2) Equal Opportunities Form (available to download further down this page) and submit in PDF or Word format before the closing deadline for the post. 

Please ensure that you include the Job Reference Number when submitting your application.

CVs without an application form will not be accepted.

For full details of this position please click the below "Job Description" to read the full Applicant Information Pack:

Job Description


Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

Completed forms should be returned by post or email to Isabella Enstrom, HR Assistant:

Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS


020 7591 4784

If you are applying by email, please state clearly in the subject line the title of the post for which you are applying.

The Royal College of Music is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

If you need to receive this documentation in a different format due to a disability, please contact Isabella Enstrom to discuss your requirements.

All applicants must be permitted to work in the UK and hold a relevant work permit where necessary.


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