Building a father-friendly world

Calling public sector dads!

dad and mumand kid workingAre you a dad working in the Public Sector with a child aged 5 or younger and a working partner?

If so, please get in touch: we’d love to hear your story for an exciting new research project with Edinburgh University – and we have exactly a month to do it!

Between now and February 7th we’re conducting interviews with fathers to increase public understanding of how fatherhood is perceived by employers – and show how dads could be better supported in the workplace. The research is supported by the Scottish Government and will be used to inform future policy making.

FRIENDLY & INFORMAL

So, if you’re a father working in the public sector with a child aged 5 or younger, and you and your partner are both employed, please get in touch so we can arrange a meeting. The interview takes around 1 hour and will be friendly and informal. We’re just trying to capture your thoughts and perspective on being dad to a young child or baby.

The interviewer would come to a place convenient to you – perhaps a break out room in your workplace during lunchtime, or somewhere nearby and easy for you to get to. Your responses to the questions will be kept strictly confidential. We will ensure that personal identifiers are not revealed during the analysis and write up of findings – so anonymity is guaranteed.

CONVENIENT & ANONYMOUS

Your participation will make a significant contribution to public research and findings from your interview could lead to greater public understanding of new fathers’ experiences in present day Scotland.

If you would like to participate in the study, or want to ask further questions before you decide, please contact Gitit Kadar-Satat, email: gkadars@exseed.ed.ac.uk, Mobile: 07538854765.

As co-chair of Fathers Network Scotland, I will be working with principle investigator Dr. Alison Koslowski and her associate investigator Dr Gitit Kadar-Satat, both of the University of Edinburgh.

MAKE LIFE EASIER

There is no financial compensation available, but your participation in the study will help make life easier for working dads across Scotland.

Thank you in advance for your time – and do tell anyone you think might be interested!

Sam Pringle, Co-chair, Fathers Network Scotland