Health Inequalities Research and Partnerships Manager
Location: Docklands Campus
Salary: Starting from £39,247 per annum pro rata inclusive of London Weighting
Post Type: Part Time
Hours per Week: 17.5
Post Type: Fixed Term
Contract Length: 50 months
Closing Date: Sunday 04 June 2023
Interview Date: Friday 16 June 2023
Office of the Principal Health Inequalities Research and Partnership Manager (QMUL32934)
About the Role
Applications are invited for three, 0.5 FTE posts as Health Inequalities Research and Partnership Manager. Each post will be held at one of the following universities: Queen Mary University of London, University of East London, or London Metropolitan University. All 3 roles are the same and the postholders will work closely together.
Please note that the recruitment for these three posts is being managed by Queen Mary via a single application form. Interviews will be held on 16 and 19 June 2023 with one panel including members from each university, Tower Hamlets Council and Tower Hamlets Council for Voluntary Service. The successful candidates will be employed by one of the universities on their salary bandings and terms and conditions.
All applicants will be considered for all three posts. There is an option for one successful applicant to take up two of these posts (i.e. to be employed on a full-time basis across two universities).
We are seeking a Health Inequalities Research and Partnership Manager (0.5 FTE) to join the Tower Hamlets Health Determinants Research Collaborative (HDRC), a five-year programme funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR). The HDRC is a collaboration between Tower Hamlets Council, the voluntary sector, and three universities: University of East London, Queen Mary University of London, and London Metropolitan University. The Manager will work closely with colleagues from the other universities and the broader HRDC partnership.
About the Project
Tower Hamlets, with the fastest growing and youngest population in the country, is a vibrant, dynamic, and diverse borough facing challenges such as poverty, overcrowding, and high rates of diabetes and heart disease. The Tower Hamlets HDRC aims to expand collaborative research capacity to understand and address health inequalities. It will build research and development infrastructure in the council and partner organisations to transform how research is carried out and used. Collaboration is at the heart of how we work with organisations across the area and our communities.
At Queen Mary University of London, the role will be based at the Centre for Public Engagement (CPE), a dedicated team in the Office of the Principal. The CPE provides advice and support, reward and recognition, and funding opportunities for all staff and students to engage with people beyond the University. The CPE also acts as a critical point of contact between community organisations and the University, facilitating new relationships and partnerships to improve the quality and impact of Queen Mary’s work. Queen Mary's public engagement work was recognized by the award of the first NCCPE Platinum Engage Watermark in 2021.
At the University of East London, the role will be based in the Office for Postgraduates, Research and Engagement (OPRE), the service which providers holistic support for the development and implementation of the University of East London’s research, knowledge exchange and engagement strategies and activities including research bid development, liaison with funders and post award delivery, initiatives to foster collaboration and the facilitate public and community engagement. For more details, please click here
At London Metropolitan University, the role will be based in The London Met Lab: Empowering London, London Engagement. The London Met Lab: Empowering London sits within the Vice Chancellors Office and works with staff, students, and partners to bring academic expertise and practical support to co-design solutions to the social challenges which disproportionately affect the communities we serve, while strengthening our civic commitment to London and enhancing the local and regional impact of our research. The London Met Lab was a finalist for the Times Higher Awards 2021, Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community, recognising the imaginative ways we aid the wider community. For more details, please click here
We are seeking colleagues with the passion to make a difference and to make a strong contribution to the development of the partnership. You will bring experience of engaging with diverse communities, with significant knowledge, and experience of, a variety of engagement methods, their appropriate delivery and feedback to communities. You will be able to work independently across a dispersed team and proactively identify funding opportunities and potential research collaborations, supporting development of applications linked to the HDRC priorities and advising on best practice related to community engagement.
About the University of East London
Founded in 1898, we at the University of East London are proud to change lives through education. Our goal is to advance industry 5.0 careers-first education and provide a clear path to the jobs and opportunities of the future. We’re committed to driving diversity in the 5.0 talent pipeline, working in partnership to promote talent wherever it is found and creating a balanced, inclusive, and green future.
But we can't achieve this goal alone. We need forward-thinking, innovative, and curious individuals like you to join our community and help us craft our future. As part of our team, you'll have the opportunity to work with a diverse range of people who share your passion for creating positive change. We’re an inclusive and welcoming community that is constantly moving forward, never satisfied with the status quo.
Here are UEL we understand it’s about more than just a salary. It’s about the entire package on offer along with our outstanding work environment and inclusive culture. We know the market rates for this vacancy and will offer a genuinely competitive salary DOE.
We care deeply about your wellbeing and our benefits includes: 20% pension (4% from you, 16% from us), 35 days holiday (plus 3 days over Christmas) plus bank holidays, hybrid working for most positions, and we’re always open to consider flexible working arrangements. We have a shared success bonus of £4,250 pa, subsidised gym membership, 3 times base salary life assurance, a cashback healthcare scheme and wide variety of other generous benefits including discounts on: Apple and Samsung products, holidays, clothing, fitness, lifestyle, dining out and weekly shopping.
UEL is an inclusive equal opportunities employer and are proud of our Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity achievements, including: zero gender pay gap, members of Stonewall and have won Athena Swan awards. We expect all employees of UEL to accept our EDI policy and will not tolerate discrimination in any form.
So, if you’d like to take your career to the next level with us here at the University of East London and are inspired by our environment and committed to success, we want you to apply today!
The closing date for applications is 04 June 2023.
Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality
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