Traveller Research Worker

Job Title:                Traveller Research Project
Responsible to:     CEO
Job Purpose:         To build on existing links and strengthen relationships, and identify needs and investigate potential support.
Hours of Work:      28 hours per week for 3 years (flexible hours)
Location:                Based at Birmingham Irish Association, St Anne’s Parish Centre, Alcester Street, Deritend, Birmingham B12 0PH

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Working in a way that recognises and values diversity the Traveller Support and Research Worker will:

  • Build on existing links with the traveller community to strengthen relationships
  • Carry out research with the traveller community to identify what their challenges and needs are and what potential support could look like to help them to overcome these challenges
  • Work with GP’s, Parish Priests and other services that are trusted by travellers
  • Work with other specialist workers employed by the Project
  • Share knowledge and research across the partnership and with other key stakeholders, eg. support agencies and GP’s
  • This position will be employed by the Birmingham Irish Association and will be subject to all terms and conditions of the employing organisation.

Person Specification

Traveller Research Project

Skills and abilities

  • Good level of written and oral communication skills
  • Competence in the use of IT Packages (Microsoft Word, Excel & email)
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to maintain clear and consistent boundaries with clients
  • Ability to undertake training and maximise learning
  • Ability to work responsibility and flexibly
  • Commitment to promoting diversity and equality


  • Knowledge of the Travelling Community and their experiences.
  • Knowledge of the Irish Community and their experiences (desirable)

Personal effectiveness

  • Confident
  • Be able to take initiative
  • Flexibility of working time
  • Conform to standards of dress which reflects a professional service
  • Full UK Driving licence and use of own car.

Interviews will be held week commencing 9th September

All enquiries, CV and covering letters to morag[at][dot]uk