Partnership Manager

Bath, Somerset (GB)
Starting from £41,526, rising to £49,553
Apr 22, 2021
End of advertisement period
May 09, 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Partnership Manager (fixed term)
Dept: Department for Health
Starting from £41,526, rising to £49,553
Ref: DD8213

We have an exciting opportunity in STOP, a global tobacco industry watchdog, for someone with a passion for public health to use their skills in partnership and project management to coordinate a dedicated expert team to expose and counter the misdeeds of the tobacco industry around the world. 

STOP's international partners bring decades of experience from the public, private and non-governmental sectors. We are researchers, investigative journalists, epidemiologists, former civil servants, advocates, lawyers, storytellers and more. Our interdisciplinary skill set strengthens our capabilities in industry monitoring, research, policy, advocacy and strategic communication.

Based in the University of Bath's Tobacco Control Research Group, STOP's Partnership Manager will bring international experience, strategic thinking, and leadership skills to manage and coordinate the fast-paced, responsive and impactful work of all four partners. Your experience of working with a variety of stakeholders across international, sectoral and disciplinary boundaries will be essential to supporting us to achieve our mission to expose big tobacco's deadly work to target the vulnerable and impede health policy.


STOP is funded by $15m from Bloomberg Philanthropies, and is a tobacco industry watchdog that aims to deliver policy change. It is a partnership between TCRG, the Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control, Thailand, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Paris, and Vital Strategies, New York. 

 As such it brings together global leaders in tobacco industry monitoring and research, advocacy, accountability and communication. This unique combination ensures our research is widely and effectively communicated and has maximum impact.

TCRG leads the tobacco industry monitoring and research arm of the work. With a focus on low and middle income countries, it extends the scale, geographic reach and responsiveness of our previous research. 

Within the University of Bath, the STOP team is based within TCRG (currently homeworking) and includes staff from different faculties, departments and research centres.

This is a full-time, fixed term post with an expected end date of 31 May 2022. 

Closing date: 9 May 2021.

Interviews are expected to take place across May 19th and 20th. 

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What we can offer you: 

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. 

We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University.  
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package  
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development 

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We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations.  We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Bronze Athena SWAN award, and we are actively working towards a Silver award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce. We are open to flexible working arrangements and we’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.