Peer Research Assistant

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

Born in Bradford (BiB) is an internationally acclaimed applied research programme, working to promote a healthier, fairer future for children living in deprived areas. Between 2007-2011 we recruited over 12,500 families to our Born in Bradford birth cohort and have been following the lives of children born to these families ever since. Our oldest Born in Bradford children are now reaching adolescence and are experiencing a number of key life transitions seeing them progress through adolescence, secondary education and into young adulthood.Co-production and peer research are central to BiB's mission. This is evident in two of our newest strands of research: (1) the 'Born in Bradford: Age of Wonder' programme, following 30,000 young people in Bradford (including the original BiB cohort and their peers) until age 21 and working closely with schools, youth and community organisations to better understand how to keep young people health and happy and to reduce inequalities, and (2) the Centre for Co-production and Peer Research (CoPPeR) Network, which focuses on developing sustainable partnerships with seldom-heard communities, researchers and policy makers in order to develop and deliver research that improves the health of communities.

Main duties of the job

The aim of this post is to support and develop candidates from non-academic backgrounds who are interested in gaining skills and experience in applied health research. We are looking for an organised, motivated and enthusiastic peer research assistant to join us and work across the BiB Age of Wonder team and the Centre for Co-production and Peer Research (CoPPeR) Network. Candidates will be interested in developing their research and project delivery skills, while contributing their knowledge and skills gained through lived experience and community involvement to these teams. They will work alongside researchers, young people, and community groups across the district to help deliver the research projects, assisting with co-production, data collection, community engagement, and other related activities.The post is on a fixed term contract for 12 months, and will be based across research sites in Bradford, including Bradford Institute for Health Research, Bradford Royal Infirmary. Part time working will be considered, with a minimum of 3.5 days.

About us

At Bradford Teaching Hospitals we're passionate about providing outstanding care for the people of the Bradford district and communities across the North of England. We're keen to meet people interested in sharing our passion and helping us continue to deliver the highest quality of care to our patients.

We're a renowned teaching hospital trust at the forefront of research, education and development, with a state-of-the-art simulation and skills training centre on site.

In short, we can help you lift your career to the next level. We've received huge investment to improve patient care which means we have truly world-class facilities including a brand-new neonatal suite, state-of-the-art intensive care unit, a newly refurbished A&E department, new children's unit and a welcoming, modern atrium and reception area for staff and visitors.

Date posted

20 November 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 2

Salary

£22,383 a year pa

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

389-23-5836431-B

Job locations

Bradford Royal Infirmary

Duckworth Ln

Bradford

BD9 6RJ


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached for the job description document for this post for further details in regards to the main responsibilities of the role.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached for the job description document for this post for further details in regards to the main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Educated to a minimum of GSCE level (or equivalent) including English and Maths, showing good literacy and numeracy skills

Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrates past experience of team working and group work

Desirable

  • Experience of working with people at all levels in an organisation
  • Experience of data collection and data entry
  • Experience of working with children and families
  • Experience of using data capture software

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent administrative skills including familiarity with email, word-processing and databases
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Able to work without daily supervision
  • Interpersonal skills to include diplomacy, sensitivity
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to interpret written procedures and record information accurately
  • Ability to work in a team and with senior staff
  • Flexible approach to work and working practices
  • Ability to work to frequent tight deadlines
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Educated to a minimum of GSCE level (or equivalent) including English and Maths, showing good literacy and numeracy skills

Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrates past experience of team working and group work

Desirable

  • Experience of working with people at all levels in an organisation
  • Experience of data collection and data entry
  • Experience of working with children and families
  • Experience of using data capture software

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent administrative skills including familiarity with email, word-processing and databases
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Able to work without daily supervision
  • Interpersonal skills to include diplomacy, sensitivity
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to interpret written procedures and record information accurately
  • Ability to work in a team and with senior staff
  • Flexible approach to work and working practices
  • Ability to work to frequent tight deadlines

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Bradford Royal Infirmary

Duckworth Ln

Bradford

BD9 6RJ


Employer's website

https://www.bradfordhospitals.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Bradford Royal Infirmary

Duckworth Ln

Bradford

BD9 6RJ


Employer's website

https://www.bradfordhospitals.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

BiB Age of Wonder Research Fellow

Dr David Ryan

david.ryan@bthft.nhs.uk

Date posted

20 November 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 2

Salary

£22,383 a year pa

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

389-23-5836431-B

Job locations

Bradford Royal Infirmary

Duckworth Ln

Bradford

BD9 6RJ


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