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Research panellist

Opportunity details

  • Nationwide, Anywhere
  • Work from home available
  • Evenings, Weekdays, Weekends
  • Online, Share your experience, Contribute to research, Scope services, Support campaigns
  • Information giving, Raising awareness, Research

Minimum time commitment: 1 hour per month

Spare a few minutes to take part in research that will help us achieve equality for disabled people sooner.

Key skills you'll gain 

  • Sharing your lived experiences as a disabled person, or parent or carer of a disabled child
  • Experience of contributing to a large national charity's research
  • Experience of talking to others or participating in focus groups (this is completely optional)

Why we need you

We would like you to take part in our research, either once or occasionally. We are on a mission to achieve equality and fairness for disabled people, through our services, campaigns and other support offers. We need your help to ensure that everything we do to achieve equality for disabled people is rooted in evidence about what disabled people and their families experience in life. You could be helping us to design new services, influencing government policy, shaping our campaigns, or supporting another area of our work. You could take part in online surveys, opinion polls, interviews over the phone or in person, focus groups, emailing us feedback, or a mix of these. Once you sign up, we will give you the option to take part in our research in lots of different ways, based on the interests and preferences that you select yourself. Whatever you choose to do, you'll make a huge difference for disabled people. 

Where and when

This is a flexible way to support our work which you can do at any time from the comfort of your sofa at home or wherever you happen to have internet access. You can take part in our research at any time and from any place, depending on what you choose. You can take part just once or regularly respond to our invitations to take part in research, it's totally up to you.

How we will support you 

  • Our Panel Manager will support you via email or phone if you have any questions
  • If you volunteer in person, we will reimburse pre-agreed travel expenses
  • We will make reasonable adjustments to ensure taking part is accessible to you

What we are looking for

We are looking for people with lived experience of disability who are comfortable talking about their experiences. Your experience may be as a disabled person yourself or as the parent or carer of a disabled child. You don't need to have any specific skills or experiences. We want as many people as possible to join our panel so that we have lots of different voices to call upon when we're researching things. You must be 18 or over to sign up to the research panel.

What else you will gain 

  • The opportunity to use your lived experience of disability to help us improve our services, support and campaigns
  • A chance to build your confidence
  • For some research participation, you may receive an e-gift card as a 'thank you'


Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Scope is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and wellbeing of children and adults at risk, whether receiving services or being staff or volunteers. It expects all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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