Research Officer

Work from home

Job Type

Kickstart Scheme

About the Role

To be successful in this role, the placeholder will need to lead efforts to design, manage, commission, and produce research and evaluation projects using a range of research methodologies. They will need to have had some previous primary or secondary research experience in an academic or a professional environment.

Additionally, the placeholder should have some awareness or understanding of gambling harms. Furthermore, the placeholder will need to be able to utilise strong analytical and communication skills to draw conclusions and communicate them effectively, mainly through writing but also spoken English.

The placeholder would usually have a strong academic track record and would benefit from having studied a science or health-related degree at the undergraduate level or any other degree at the Master's, however these are not required to do well.


We are looking to employ a motivated research officer to oversee projects and develop growth opportunities in a fast-paced non-profit start-up environment. Our projects are focussed on delivering value and change around the neglected public health issue around gambling-harm and with particular interests around health effects and quality of life impacts in young people and minority ethnic communities.

The postholder will work from home and be involved with investigating gambling harms and the effectiveness of harm minimisation strategies. To do this, the postholder will work with a range of diverse stakeholders to explore and further understanding of gambling-harms, and the significance of harms and impacts on the population’s health and the economy. In this role, the postholder will work with both primary and secondary data. They will also be tasked with leading efforts to disseminate and demonstrate research findings through formats such as presentations and infographics.

In leading research efforts, postholders will hone their analytical skills and communication skills. They will also develop organisational and time-management skills.

This role will suit someone that is interested in tackling gambling-harm, addressing neglected health inequalities, and/or public-health work.

About the Charity

Gambling Education Network is a UK charity that has been built independently by individuals with lived experience. Our purpose is to utilise lived experience of gambling-harm to help guide gambling-harm prevention strategies. We established as C.I.C in 2020 following the success of the All Bets Are Off Podcast. Since then, the team has grown and so has efforts and our commitment to transparently spearhead impact across research, education, and treatment.

We have recently become a charity (CIO) by conversion from C.I.C status. The trustees of the charity are: Mr Kishan Patel and Mr Christopher Gilham.

The object of the CIO are:
‘The relief of those who are in need as a result of a gambling addiction or gambling related harm and their families through:

a. Improving and providing education towards matters relating to gambling harm and addictions by using an evidence based public health approach, with a focus on discussions on recovery of those suffering harm;

b. Improving the health of those suffering from gambling harm by promoting addiction recovery, the mitigation of harm, and preventing harm in the first place through the development and dissemination of insights, advice and support;

c. By engaging with and/or conducting evidence-based research that helps to further understand gambling harm and addictions’.