Research Fellow – Qualitative

Job Description

NHS Afc: Band 6

Job overview

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Research Fellow to be part of the Born in Bradford team working specifically on JU:MP the Bradford Local Delivery Pilot (LDP). The Bradford LDP is an initiative which aims to improve health and wellbeing for children and young people in some of the most deprived communities in Bradford by promoting physical activity. Born in Bradford (on behalf of Active Bradford) is one of 12 sites in England which has been chosen to work with Sport England to create innovative solutions to make it easier for communities to access sport and physical activity.

This is a once in a life time opportunity to be part of an initiative which will have real impact on improving the health and well-being of children and families. The post holder will part of the Born in Bradford (BiB) team (an internationally acclaimed applied research programme,), the Bradford Institute for Health Research(a national centre for excellence in health research – and work alongside Active Bradford – a registered company made up of multi-sector organisations from across the Bradford district who are committed to working together to increase the number of people being active and playing sport in Bradford


Main duties of the job

The Research Fellow will work under the supervision of the JU:MP Research Directors and alongside Senior Research Fellows, and will be a key member of the LDP team. The post-holder will work in collaboration with members of the Bradford Institute for Health Research, Born in Bradford, Active Bradford, local families, academics, and other stakeholders both locally and nationally.

The role of the Research Fellow will be to support the evaluation of JUMP. The post holder will primarily be responsible for the co-ordination of the key research tasks required to ensure the children and families’ process evaluation milestones are achieved (qualitative data collection, analysis and interpretation). They will also contribute to the qualitative process evaluation at the neighbourhood and strategic levels and support quantitative data collection for the JUMP Controlled Trial (measuring children’s anthropometric and physical activity in school settings). Another aspect of the work is to use the research generated to inform the continued development of the JUMP Programme and work streams.

For informal enquires please contact Dr Sally Barber JU:MP Research Director, email:

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


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