- Entry level
- No Education
- Salary £37,570.00 - £43,772.00 gross per year
Hours: 37.5 HOURS PER WEEK
FIXED TERM 5 YEARS – 2 POSTS AVAILABLE
Brief Description of the Role:
We have a vision to promote a healthier, fairer future for children living in deprived areas through a focus on improving environments that can influence health and life chances.
Making this vision real requires substantial and sustainable changes to the broader early life environments that have a lifelong influence on our health. With the award of a major new grant from the UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP), we are creating novel city research ‘hubs’ in Bradford and Tower Hamlets that will support the identification, co-production, implementation and evaluation of upstream interventions in areas with high levels of child poverty. These will provide a new and whole system environment where the public, scientists, policymakers and practitioners work with each other to develop and test early life upstream prevention solutions. Our ActEarly City Collaboratory will provide research-ready, people-powered and data-linked test beds to promote a fairer and healthier future for children and develop a global example of how to work with communities to improve health.
Our ActEarly approach focusses on three key ActEarly themes: Healthy Places, Healthy Learning and Healthy Livelihoods. Within our Healthy Places theme we are mapping local community assets such as arts, sport, recreation and social activities, to see how they can be improved and used by more people, and we are working to create Healthy Streets that are safe and look nice. In our Healthy Learning theme we are developing local “Evidence Active Networks” of pre-school, school and community learning venues. These will help design and test new ways to make sure that children grow up healthier and get the best possible start to their education and learning. In our Healthy Livelihoods theme, we want to relocate welfare advice services so that they are more accessible and help those who need help the most, and we want to test a universal basic income for our communities to cut the number of children starting life in poverty. These themes are each supported by our Evaluation, Co-production and Citizen Science groups.
We are now looking for people who share our exciting vision to join us in creating a ground-breaking research programme that will shape the lives of future generations.
We currently have 2 vacancies for experienced and motivated researchers to work within the following key areas of ActEarly:
Post 1. Co-production
Post 2. Qualitative research and evaluation
When applying please indicate which post you would like to be considered for.
If you would like to know more about these rolesor the ActEarly City Collaboratory, please contact: Jane West or Carolyn Clover (01274 383430) 383430