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Volunteer opportunity – Research Assistant

Looking to volunteer and have a heart for children and families facing disadvantages? Maybe you could be our next Research Assistant volunteer…


Role title: Research Assistant
Location: Remote
Contract: This is an honorary role of one year
Salary: Unpaid (Volunteer)

Role description

Overall purpose

We are currently looking to recruit a volunteer Research Assistant at Kids Matter to assist with the following:

  • Inputting data from our various programme surveys into a statistical database (STATA) and reporting regularly on pre, post and follow-up evaluation data to inform us of our progress and impact.
  • Working with the Psychology & Research Team to identify and conduct literature searches and systematic
    reviews on various topics relevant to the work of Kids Matter.
  • Devise new studies and/or develop qualitative measures and analyses to help Kids Matter in
    understanding its impact, and contribute as an author to any papers written up for publication.

Person specification

  • Psychology final year student or graduate with a (predicted) 2:1 or above
  • Some experience of quantitative data analyses
  • Qualitative analyes knowledge is desirable but not essential

In addition to a clear understanding of the process of inputting and simple statistical analyses, we are looking
for someone with good communication skills, a professional manner, and an ability to work independently.

We want to recruit, retain and develop a team which reflects the diversity of the communities we work with. Therefore, we actively encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and varied experiences and skillsets to help shape the work and future of Kids Matter.

To apply for this role, please email a CV and cover letter to

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How we work

Our values



We draw alongside others and genuinely listen, affirming the dignity of everyone we encounter.


We go above and beyond to provide the best quality in all we do.


We choose to be grateful, to be hopeful, and to see possibility in everyone.


We push for all to achieve their full potential so that together we can fulfil our vision of every child in need being raised in a strong family.

Why volunteer for Kids Matter?

  • Help make a positive impact in the lives of fathers in prison 
  • Develop your facilitation skills which will help with personal growth and transferable skills 
  • Build a network within HMP prisons 
  • Be part of promoting and helping sustain positive change within the criminal justice system 
  • Become part of the wider Kids Matter team 

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