Community researcher – closing date 30 October 2023

We are looking for a community researcher to work for two days a week (13/11/2023–14/6/2024) on a research project that aims to develop community-led heritage language events. The main part of the project involves talking to community members about what is already happening in the area and what kind of events celebrating community languages people would like to see (e.g. storybook reading sessions, storytelling in different languages, art and singing projects).

The community researcher will be responsible for attending and observing events that are already happening, running individual and group interviews with community members, transcribing interview data, and helping community members in the p organisation of new events.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a community researcher with an understanding of the dynamics of Oxford Road
  • Have experience running individual or group interviews for research purposes
  • Have good communication skills
  • Have good time management skills

The salary is approximately £1,130 per month gross (will differ slightly per month).

Address Line 1
Institute Of Education
Address line 2
4 Redlands Road
Contract type
Part timeTemporary, Contract, or Project
Central Reading
£1,130 per month (approx)
Holly Joseph, Professor of Language and Literacy Development
07784 187224
How to apply

If you are interested, please email Holly Joseph ( with a CV and a statement on why you are interested in this role and what you would bring to it (maximum 500 words)

Deadline: 30th October 12pm
Interview date: 3rd November 11.30-1.30 (online)

Open for applications from
13 October 2023
Closing date for applications
30 October 2023
Scheduled interview date
3 November 2023
Will my application be acknowledged?
All applicants, successful or otherwise, can expect to receive a reply from us in due course