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Research Assistant in Law & Social Justice

Do you have an interest in supporting disabled people and/or carers who are experiencing difficulties in accessing their rights? Are you an exemplary writer with excellent organisational skills and experience in undertaking academic research?

We are seeking a well organised and experienced Research Assistant to work on the Cerebra Legal Entitlements Research Project, led by Professor Luke Clements, with colleagues from our Centre for Law and Social Justice, in collaboration with Cerebra. The Project’s core aim is to develop effective mechanisms to enable families with disabled children to access their statutory entitlements to health, social care and education supports. In seeking to achieve this aim the project has developed two programmes, for which you will provide support: 

  • A student led thematic research programme where up to 60 student volunteers undertake research concerning a specific service / organisation with which families with disabled children have encountered difficulties; and

  • A joint research programme with the Cerebra ‘In-House’ research unit which seeks to improve the ability of parents of disabled children to access (and helping others to access) the health, education and social care entitlements relevant to their family’s needs.

You will help maintain and develop both programmes and assist with the making of grant applications to develop new programmes that have the same core ‘access to justice’ aim. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Luke Clements

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 9823; email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Social Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Law
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £27,025 to £32,236 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:  50% fte, 18.75 hours
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (to 31 March 2022, due to funding)
Release Date:  Tuesday 12 March 2019
Closing Date:  Tuesday 09 April 2019
Reference:  ESLLW1116
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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