Relatives & Residents Association

We support, inform and speak on behalf of older people in care


Join our team!

Do you have experience of working in policy or research? Are you passionate about using your knowledge of social care to improve the lives of older people? Join our team!


R&RA are looking for a Policy and Research Officer. This is a new role, as we seek to increase our capacity to undertake policy work and to ensure our wider work is underpinned by sound research. The role has two elements:

  • Research: including monitoring legal developments and undertaking ad hoc research tasks to support our helpline, campaigns and other work
  • Policy: including lobbying on reform of social care, monitoring the social care policy landscape and drafting responses to policy opportunities


You would be at the heart of R&RA’s policy and research work. You would report directly to the director and work alongside colleagues who are experts in their field, with opportunities for co-learning. You would work closely with this team to support our wider work through research and ensure our policy work aligns with our helpline service, campaigns and projects. You would join a small, dedicated, friendly team at an exciting period of change for the organisation as we undertake a programme of transformation (including reviewing our brand and creating a new website).


The ideal candidate will be a positive, can-do person, with a passion for championing the rights of older people needing care, and an enthusiasm for using your policy and research skills to affect change. This is a part-time role, for one year.


For more information and details of how to apply, please see the role description. The deadline for applications is 7 December.

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