Health Inequalities Research and Partnership Manager

University of London

Department: Office of The Principal
Salary: £41,386 per annum (pro-rata) (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL32934
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 19 May 2023
Closing date: 4 June 2023

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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 and London Metropolitan University. All three posts are the same and the post holders 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 provides 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

About You

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 Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post at Queen Mary University of London is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is part time (0.5 FTE), fixed term appointment until 30 September 2027. The starting salary will be Grade 5, £41,386 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries for the role at Queen Mary University of London should be addressed to Sarah Barnes at [email protected]

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The closing date for applications is 04 June 2023.

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