Job Vacancy: CAREWELL Research Assistant

Family Carers Ireland are inviting applications for the following position:

Role: CAREWELL Research Assistant (part-time)

Reporting to: Policy & Public Affairs Manager (or nominee)

Location: This role will initially be based from the successful candidate’s home location as per Covid-19 guidelines. Once permitted, the successful candidate may align themselves with one of Family Carers Ireland’s 22 resource centres around the country (subject to office space availability). Occasional travel and out of office work may be required.

Contract Duration: 24-month Fixed Term Contract

Hours per week: This is a part-time role – 15 hours / 2 days per week. Flexible work hours may be considered.

The Organisation’s standard working hours are 9 am to 5.30 pm (Monday to Thursday) and 9 am to 5pm (Friday).

Annual Salary: €10,735 year 1 / €10,880 year 2 (excluding PRSI).

Closing date for application: Friday, February 26th 2021.

To view the full job description and the application details please see below or visit Family Carers Ireland’s website here.


Research Study: An Exploration of the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Employment for Family Carers

We are carrying out research to learn more about the experiences of family carers who are currently, or were in paid employment in the period prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, while at the same time providing care to a friend or family member due to old age, chronic illness or disability.

We are currently seeking to recruit participants. If you, or anyone you know would like to take part, please get in touch by emailing us at carewellproject@ucd.ie. Please feel free to share the study details with anyone who might be interested.