2019-25 Research Coordinator

Dublin 2, County Dublin, Ireland · 2019-25


Position Summary

Reporting to the Research Manager, the Research Coordinator role will focus on supporting the development and implementation of Jigsaw’s research strategy and evaluation programme. A key component of this role will be the analysis of data in a timely, effective and efficient way and the dissemination of this research/evidence to a wide audience.

From our earliest days, we recognised the importance of research, both to identify problems and set priorities, and to monitor our services. Our pioneering study, the My World Survey (2012) remains the largest and most impactful study of its kind in Ireland. Our Jigsaw Data System (JDS) records information about individuals engaging with our Jigsaw services. This allows us to carry out robust evaluations and measure our impact.

Our research is also the foundation on which we build our workshops for adults and young people alike. We aim to be at the forefront of international research and thinking about prevention and early intervention strategies. Our research provides the evidence for our work with Government, the HSE and policymakers.

Jigsaw has a memorandum of agreement with UCD School of Psychology to drive the research and practice agenda on youth mental health in Ireland and internationally. In partnership with UCD, we have begun to conduct the My World Survey for a second time with a view to publishing in late 2019. Jigsaw is also a member of FRAYME, a global network built to gather and share the best evidence and practice-based knowledge about youth services, and to put this evidence into action in communities around the world.

This is full-time, fixed purpose role with an initial contract of 3 years.




Desirable Criteria:


Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Factors taken into account in determining an appropriate scale include the candidate’s knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications relevant to the job. The salary range for this role will be €40,000 to €55,000 pa.

Jigsaw operates the following benefits for its employees

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