We are looking for Co-researchers

Contract type: a range of flexible part-time employment options

Pay: £11 per hour or voluntary to best suit you

Hours: around 2-8 hours per week commitment (based on your preference and the project needs)

Location: Blackpool

Apply by: 19th June 9am

If you are interested in this role but you are over 25, our partners Healthwatch are hiring for the same role for ages 26+

Coresearcher application form (download)

If you are on mobile and having trouble with this form, please email [email protected] to be emailed the questions instead.

The role

Boingboing Foundation is looking for local people from Blackpool aged 16 to 25 to take part in a ground-breaking research project aiming to improve the health of our community. You would be joining the team as a Co-researcher, but you don’t need to have done any research before as full training and support will be provided. We would like to hear from people who have faced challenging life circumstances or disadvantages.

The project will focus on priority areas such as housing, mental health, employment and education, the first three years of life and the impact these things have on our overall health. You won’t have to share your personal stories, but we would want you to feel safe and well talking about these topics.

The ideal person for this role would have a passion for Blackpool and improving the lives of local people.

Main tasks

Work with a team to design and do research in our town.

Take part in a choice of research activities. This may include thinking together about how to improve local services or learning about data collection and analysis.

Use your expertise from experience to influence and inform the work.

Represent the voice of community members.

Take part in events and campaigns to engage others in the town.

You can read more about the research project here.


Who we are looking for

  • Aged 16-25 and living in Blackpool
  • First-hand experience of life challenges and/or disadvantages
  • Knowledge about issues affecting local people and passionate about improving these
  • Able to share opinions and listen in a group setting
  • Able to build positive relationships, work well in a team and treat all people with fairness and respect
  • Able to be reliable, on time and complete tasks to deadlines
  • Interest in learning how to do research
  • Basic IT skills including using emails and online video calls, or willing to learn

How to apply

You can apply in three different ways:

  1. fill in the application form on the right and post it or email it back to us or
  2. email an audio or video recording answering the questions on the application form to [email protected] or
  3. apply in person at the project launch event on 14th June 2023 from 1pm

Do you have any questions or would you like support to submit an application? Email [email protected], call/text on 07973915256 or come and chat to us at the project launch event on 14th June 2023 from 1pm.