Community Research Assistants – closing date 7 Jan 2022

RRSG is looking for 3 research assistants with lived experience as a refugee or asylum seeker who are interested in working with a University of Reading team of researchers. The research assistants will receive both training and work experience.

The team is doing a study of caring relationships, inequalities and wellbeing amongst families from migration and refugee backgrounds living in the UK and other European countries. Your role will be to listen to, audio-record and collect the stories of families in the Berkshire area.

We are looking for a person who speaks English and one or more of the following languages:

Arabic (Iraqi, Sudanese and Syrian dialects), Armenian, Dinka, Kurmanji, Ndebele, Nuer, Shona, Sorani.

The post is part-time for a total of 96 hours between January and July 2022, and is based in Reading. Expenses will be covered.

Address Line 1
First Floor, RISC
Address line 2
35-39 London Street
Contract type
Temporary, Contract, or Project
£10 per hour
Alison McQuitty, TFE Project Co-ordinator
Main contact telephone
0118 950 5356
How to apply

Details of how to apply are available on or in hard copy at the RRSG offices. Alison is available for an informal discussion about the project and the job – please email her first at

Open for applications from
13 December 2021
Closing date for applications
7 January 2022
Will my application be acknowledged?
All applicants, successful or otherwise, can expect to receive a reply from us in due course