Research Associate Evaluating the New Care Models, Vanguards

Manchester, United Kingdom
£32,236 to £34,189 per annum according to relevant experience
28 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location : Manchester
Closing Date : 29/10/2018
Salary : £32,236 to £34,189 per annum according to relevant experience
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
Division : Population Health, Health Services Research & Primary Care
Hours Per week : Full time
Contract Duration : from October 2018 until 30 September 2020 

The University invites applications for a Research Associate  post working in the Institute of Population Health.This is an exciting opportunity to join a team working on a Department of Health and Social Care funded Policy Research Programme project: Evaluating the New Care Models (Vanguards) support programme: ‘New Care Models - Vanguards in England’.

This is a large scale, multi-site study, working with teams from the Centre for Health Services Studies, University of Kent and from the Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The successful candidate will be aligned with the Health Policy, Politics and Organisations team within the Centre for Primary Care (CPC) but will have opportunities to develop links with colleagues from the wider project team and within CPC.

You will work closely with Dr Anna Coleman, Prof Kath Checkland and others at the University of Manchester to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the project. The post will be under the line management of Dr Coleman. The contract of employment will be held by, and the post will be located at, the University of Manchester.

The project

As part of the Vanguard programme, a comprehensive programme of evaluation was established, comprising:

  • The commissioning of local evaluations for all Vanguard sites;
  • National monitoring of a suite of core metrics;
  • The establishment of a national Health Data Lab to provide Vanguards with access to comparative data on their performance;
  • The commissioning of an independent national evaluation.
  • We were commissioned by the Department of Health and Social Care Policy Research Programme to carry out the independent national evaluation. The study began in June 2017, and is funded until May 2021.

The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please not that we are unable to respond to enquiries or accept CVs and applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Prof Kath Checkland



Name: Dr Anna Coleman


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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