Research Assistant with Fife Voluntary Action



Location: Glenrothes, Fife
£8.45 per hour
Part-time, 20 hours per week for 12 weeks
Immediate start
Closing date: 19 April 2017, noon.

About the Company

Fife Voluntary Action (FVA) is the third sector interface for the Fife Council area. We are an independent charity that receives funding from key public sector agencies to ensure the third sector is robust, resilient and delivers high quality services for the people of Fife.

We support, develop and represent community groups, voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering. We have around 35 staff members covering these activities across Fife. We provide a wide range of support to third sector organisations and have expertise in a wide range of skills and topics including governance, funding, legislation, policy, volunteering, managing people, planning and problem solving.

This role is based within our employability team who build capacity in the third sector, and represent the sector at strategic partnerships; ensuring the third sector is given the opportunities and support to contribute as fully as possible to improving employability outcomes for the people of Fife.

The Role

Primary responsibilities will include:
• The creation and distribution of a survey to third sector employability providers (primary desk based research);
• Following-up on surveys so all information is received by the deadline;
• Collate data received and identify key findings;
• Assist in the writing and design of the final report; and
• Secondary research on economic and employability related data in Fife.


The ideal candidate will have, or be working towards a social sciences degree with a research based element (e.g. Honours dissertation or Masters dissertation). They must be IT literate and be comfortable with the use of Microsoft Word and Excel. The person should be motivated, willing to learn, and able to work as part of a team. They will need an excellent eye for accuracy and detail. Experience of using Survey Monkey is desirable but not essential as training will be provided on this.

An enthusiasm to work in Fife is a must. Although not quite Edinburgh or Glasgow, Fife boasts a quite a few ‘claims to fame’ such as being:
• An actual Kingdom;
• The birth place of Andrew Carnegie who has left quite the legacy in Fife including libraries and public spaces; and
• The happiest place to live in Scotland.

As the third largest Local Authority area in Scotland, Fife has a rich and vibrant third sector. This opportunity offers you chance to work directly with these fantastic organisations.


Closing date for applications is 19 April 2017, 12 noon.

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the AAI online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by noon on the closing date. State a. your availability and b. relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job spec. We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.

Please confirm your eligibility to work in the UK.



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