Community Outreach Research Assistant

Job Description


Agenda for Change Band 4

We are looking for an organised, motivated and enthusiastic Community Outreach and Recruitment Assistant to take a key role in the promotion and recruitment of Born in Bradford research studies in pregnancy and the early years. This will include taking a lead role in engaging families from Central and Eastern European countries into the Born in Bradford’s Better Start (BiBBS) birth cohort study (

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an initiative which will have real impact for families in Bradford. Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, Better Start Bradford aims to help children in three wards of the city, Little Horton, Bowling and Barkerend, and Bradford Moor, to get the best start in life. They provide more than 20 projects for pregnant women and families with children aged 0-3 years. The Better Start Bradford Innovation Hub, part of Born in Bradford leads on the evaluations of all projects to find out the best ways to improve the social and emotional development, communication and language development, and health and nutrition of young children. BiBBS an established birth cohort study, part of the Better Start Bradford Innovation Hub and will be used to support these evaluations

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of day to day running of the BiBBS study, including recruiting families by working alongside antenatal clinic at Bradford Royal Infirmary, arranging and undertaking interviews at families’ homes and by phone; and collecting data and samples.

The post holder will play a key role in the engagement of families from Central and Eastern European communities with Born in Bradford projects, particularly focusing on recruitment into the BiBBS study. The post holder will be required to start at 07:30am.The post holder will need to have experience of working with families in the community and be able to speak one or more common Central and Eastern European language. You will be organised and able to work under your own initiative to meet tight deadlines as well as having an approachable and friendly manner. The post is fixed term until Dec 2023. We are happy to consider part time hours and job sharing for this post.

For informal enquires please contact Rifat Razaq – 01274 383937;

We can offer staff gymnasiums on both hospital sites, excellent pension scheme and advice on childcare.

Closing Date: 17.02.23 (This date may change dependent on the response)

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more information about the role.

Person Specification



  • Experience of working in a community setting
  • Experience of working with children, women or families
  • Experience of working to tight deadlines


  • Experience of working in research



  • Excellent administrative skills, including familiarity with email and word processing
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Able to work without daily supervision
  • Interpersonal skills to include: diplomacy and sensitivity, negotiating and influencing, including the ability to say “no”
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to interpret written procedures and record information accurately
  • Ability to summarise complex information
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Demonstrates the ability to work well with others in a team, including senior staff
  • Mature approach to work with a friendly manner
  • Flexible approach to work and working practices
  • Able to speak a Central/Eastern European language


  • Phlebotomy skills
  • Knowledge of child and adult safeguarding in the NHS



  • Understanding of local, Trust and NHS processes and protocols



  • NNEB/HND/BTEC,GNVQ or equivalent level of education Or other highly relevant experience