Research Volunteer

Kennedy St Foundation

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Remote working opportunity. Do you have experience or a background in researching and analysing data? 

The Kennedy St. Foundation supports families and individuals affected by substance abuse disorder. We were founded as a social enterprise by Kevin Kennedy (Curly from Coronation Street) and Clare Kennedy in 2016 to reach more people in the community that want to embark on a journey of recovery and transformation. In 2020 we took the next step in our journey and became a registered charity.

We are looking for a volunteer to undertake research projects to help us improve knowledge and evidence on recovery best practice.

We would like you to:

  • Undertake a range of recovery related research projects.
  • Establish processes to capture and report data at baseline and during projects.
  • Conduct interviews, focus groups, observation, and surveys.
  • Analyse qualitative and quantitative data using relevant methods.
  • Interpret results, form conclusions, and write evaluation reports.


  • Experience in analysing and reporting on research data (qualitative and quantitative) and of working with large and complex datasets.
  • Background, training, or strong interest in a social science.
  • Highly organised and able to manage competing deadlines.
  • Can work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office Tools for data entry, analysis and interpretation..
  • Confident in communicating research findings to a wide range of internal colleagues and external stakeholders.  


  • Opportunity to contribute to increasing the impact of a charity working with a vulnerable group.
  • Gain experience to strengthen your CV.
  • The chance to connect with new people in the local area from a wide range of backgrounds, and be part of a friendly supportive team. 

Practical Considerations

  • Remote working opportunity.
  • You will need access to a computer, telephone, and internet.
  • Expenses as agreed.

When do I need to be available?

Details This role is flexible with remote working, and can be carried out in a way that fits around the other commitments in your life.
Morning Afternoon Evening

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  • Details
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
    When pre-agreed
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training