Vacancy_Better Start Bradford Programme Manager

Better Start Bradford Innovation Hub Research Programme Manager

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – Born in Bradford (BiB)

Location: Bradford Institute for Health Research, Bradford Royal Infirmary
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 5 year fixed term post

We are looking for an inspirational research programme manager to lead the new Better Start Bradford Innovation Hub. This is a once in a life time opportunity to be part of an initiative which will have real impact on improving the life chances of some of the poorest families within Bradford. Better Start Bradford has been awarded £49 million from the National Lottery to help parents give their children the best start in life. As a component of Better Start Bradford, the Innovation Hub will unite leading academics from the Universities of York, Bradford, and Leeds to establish a new birth cohort and provide a centre for evaluation of effectiveness of innovations aimed at improving well-being, communication and language development and nutrition and obesity in pregnant women and 0-3 year olds. The successful candidate will manage the set-up and recruitment of the new Better Start birth cohort. They will provide academic leadership and strategic direction to a team of research fellows to ensure that research questions are answered using high quality and rigorous research methods. They will take a lead in securing additional grant income to fund research related to the Better Start Bradford project.

The programme will combine the exciting potential of Better Start Bradford ( to transform the health and well-being of a new generation of children, with the world-leading expertise of the Born in Bradford research cohort ( We are looking for a talented, inspiring and committed leader who will stamp their own mark on this major new research programme. You will have a PhD and extensive applied research and practice experience. The post is fixed term for 5 years with the possibility of extension to 10 years.

For informal enquires please contact Dr Rosie McEachan, Born in Bradford Programme Manager (, 01274 38 3173).

We can offer staff gymnasiums on both hospital sites, final salary pension scheme including life assurance cover and advice on childcare.

Closing Date: 08.12.14 (This date may change dependent on the response)
Interview Date: 09.01.15

Apply on-line at: quoting post ref 389-A-14-3273

Born in Bradford is a registered charity (no. 1061753)

This post is funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.

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