The Outreach & Navigation for Social Inclusion & Digital Engagement (ONSIDE) programme is a cross border project led by Disability Action NI (DANI) in partnership with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE); the Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI); and Supporting Communities (SC).  It seeks to improve the life outcomes of people with disabilities living in the border region of Northern Ireland & the Republic of Ireland by creating a new cross border area community support services to support disabled people who are socially isolated.


Disability Action wishes to appoint to the following position: -


Research Coordinator (Ref RCO19)

£24,766 pa / 35 hours per week - Fixed to December 2021, with the potential for extension


The Research Coordinator will have the responsibility for instigating and co-ordinating a comprehensive mapping and research process across the ONSIDE Project operating area to establish the scope of services currently available on a cross border bases for people with disabilities to reduce social isolation and improve health and wellbeing.  This will be action research, supported by Peer Researchers and the information will be used to populate on online web resource.  The successful applicant must have the following:


  • A relevant third level qualification that includes a significant research element (eg Social Policy, Research, Political Studies).
  • At least 1 year experience of undertaking a community based action research project.
  • Familiarity with both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.
  • Knowledge of policy issues relating to people with disabilities.
  • The ability to work effectively with a wide range of communities.
  • A high level of computer literacy with experience of using Microsoft Office packages.
  • The ability to prioritise workloads and work to deadline.
  • The ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrable interpersonal, presentational and communication skills.
  • The ability to meet the travel requirements of the post


Application packs can be downloaded at or obtained by emailing [email protected]  The application pack is available in alternative formats such as Braille, large print, etc, on request.  Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 2pm on Tuesday 30 April 2019.


Recruitment Information Pack

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Policy


Disability Action is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities.


The ONSIDE Project is supported by the EU’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).