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About the organisation

Leonard Cheshire Disability

At Leonard Cheshire Disability, we work for a society in which every person is equally valued. We believe that disabled people should have the freedom to live their lives the way they choose - with the opportunity and support to live independently, to contribute economically, and to participate fully in society.

Do you have an interest in learning disabilities and quality development through research? Are you looking to develop your research and data analysis skills’

We are looking for a volunteer who is able to coordinate and conduct research and organizational data entry and analysis. Our Volunteer Research Assistant will also attend professional forums and provide administrative assistance.

This role is for 1 day per week, we hope for at least 6 months, based in Vauxhall, London, but can be flexible depending on your other commitments.

Applicants should have a high level of research skills, be confident volunteering autonomously, good IT skills and excellent interpersonal skills. Ideally, you will also have a qualification in Psychology or Applied Behaviour Analysis. Experience using SPSS, Power BI and Surveymonkey or similar is desirable, but not essential, and training will be provided if required for the role.

Role Aim: 

Our Volunteer Research Assistant will help us learn from research and data to inform and improve our services, with a particular focus on learning disabilities and quality development


• Coordinate and conduct research and organizational data entry and analysis with academic partners

• Assist with the development of quality assurance research to inform our systems and processes

• Administrative assistance including arranging meetings, making phone calls and other admin duties as required

• Attendance at professional forums, enabling sharing of clinical expertise, behavioural research and developments in behavioural analytic approaches

Skills needed: 

• Qualification in Psychology or Applied Behaviour Analysis, or to be working towards this

• Research and data analysis skills

• Good IT skills (experience using SPSS, Power BI and Surveymonkey or similar is desirable)

• A good level of understanding in spoken and written English

• Ability to communicate effectively at all levels

• Ability to interact effectively with people with intellectual disabilities in positive manner

• Professional telephone manner

• Competent working independently

• Reliable and organised

• Understanding and commitment to the aims of Leonard Cheshire


Induction training including volunteer induction training and disability equality training.

Further training specific to the role will be offered if required.

66 South Lambeth Road London SW8 1RL
Time commitment: 
Opening times: 
1 day per week within office hours, flexible to fit around your schedule.