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Inequalities Policy Fellow, Association for Young People’s Health, deadline 9th April 2020

The Association for Young People’s Health (AYPH) is currently recruiting for a three year, full time post funded by the Health Foundation to focus on the health inequalities affecting particular groups of young people.

The AYPH/HF Inequalities Policy Fellow will be responsible for a programme of activities designed to take the lead in raising understanding of health inequalities in the 12-24 age group. They will spearhead a new movement to get the issue on policy agendas and to the attention of front line practitioners. This will include producing new and innovative resources to help people get a grasp on the issues, bringing people and sectors together to break down barriers, and galvanising thinking about solutions. The Fellow will work alongside four other similar policy fellows, the Health Foundation and senior AYPH staff, in order improve outcomes for young people. More information about the role and a job pack can be found on their website.

Northern Regional Organiser & Administrator, Edge Fund – closing date 16th March

Edge Fund are currently advertising for a Northern Regional Organiser & Administrator. This role is 21 hours a week and is a predominately remote / home based working role. Applicants must be based in the North of England or Scotland. The deadline for applications is the 16th March.

Further information about this role is available on

If you have any questions, please email

Edge Fund is a grant-making body with a difference supporting efforts to achieve social, economic and environmental justice and to end imbalances in wealth and power. Further information about Edge Fund can be found at

Lay Member – Looked After Children and Young People guideline committee, closing date 6th March 2020

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) are currently recruiting a lay member to the Looked After Children and Young People guideline committee.

Details on the role and how to apply can be found at this link:–looked-after-children-and-young-people-guideline

Applications should be emailed to The closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday 6 March 2020.

Head of Policy – Equally Ours, closing date 24th February

Equally Hours are recruiting for a new Head of Policy who can help increase their voice and policy impact.

You’ll play an important role in protecting and advancing equality and human rights in the UK. You will work on vital public policy issues such as the government’s proposed Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission, the prevention of hate crime, and, over time, new areas such as equality and climate change.

Closing date: 12 noon on 24 February 2020. Interviews: 9 March in London.

Find out more about the vacancy

Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Representative required for Advisory Groups – deadline 9th March 2020

The National Institute for Health Research Academy are pleased to announce exciting opportunities for patients, service users, carers or members of the public to be a Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Representative on an NIHR Academy Advisory Group.

They are recruiting for PPI Representatives for the NIHR Academy Forum, NIHR Academy Research Capacity Development Group (RCDG), NIHR Academy Involvement Group and NIHR Leaders Programme Advisory Board.

The NIHR is the nation’s largest funder of health and care research in the UK, investing approximately £1.3 billion in research every year. Our aim is to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research. The NIHR offers a wide range of support at all stages of a researcher’s journey in each of its centres.

The NIHR Academy is responsible for the development and coordination of NIHR academic training, career development and research capacity development.

The NIHR Academy welcomes applications from the general public who have experience of PPI in health and social care services and/or research and experience of participating in formal meetings. The advisory groups meet either annually or biannually. Expenses will be reimbursed for attendance and preparations for meetings. The NIHR Academy also offers payment for attendance at meetings (if you are not in receipt of a full-time salary from public funds).

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Members required for Prioritisation Committee – closing date 24th April

The Public Health Research (PHR) programme is seeking to appoint members to the Prioritisation Committee.

This opportunity is for current voluntary/charity sector employees working at a senior level and/or with a breadth of experience and knowledge of public health issues.

The PHR programme funds approximately £13m of Public Health research every year. It is keen to fund research that is of importance and relevance to Public Health practice.

The role of the Prioritisation Committee is to advise the Programme Director on the identification and prioritisation of a broad range of public health research topics, the prioritisation of research proposals and to help steer the development of the programme.

The term of office is 4 years starting from September 2020. Travel and expenses will be paid. The committee meets three times a year, usually in January, May and September, typically on Wednesdays.

If you have any questions about this opportunity please contact Louise Higgs at

You will find advice on how to apply in the guidance document linked below:

Full details –

Applications close on 24th April 2020

UK Mortgage Prisoners

New report from the Mortgage Prisoners campaign reveals that the sale of mortgages can be detrimental to people’s mental health.

These mortgage sales have occurred since the financial crash because their lender (many were with Northern Rock) sold them off to US vulture funds – people are then trapped on higher than average interest rates –

Development Manager, Difference North East – closing date 13th February 2020

Difference, a new North East disability rights charity, created by a group of local disabled people, are seeking a Development Manager.

This is a paid role for 22.5 hours per week and is home based.

They are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic individual, with a broad range of skills and competencies and a commitment to disability rights. The ideal candidate will be someone who can work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders and create and manage a work portfolio with the objective of developing Difference into a high profile voice of disabled people in the North East and change perceptions of disability.

The purpose of the role is to develop the profile of the organisation across communities and professionals in the region, conduct research with disabled people using the website, social media, face to face meets and by engaging with other local disability groups and to be a visible presence in the North East professional and non-professional community, attending relevant regional and local meetings, community events and being seen in public spaces.

Closing Date for applications: Thursday 13th February 2020.

Further details available on the Third Sector website.

Evaluation Partner role and Workshop Partner role with Association for Young People’s Health – deadline 7th February

Association for Young People’s Health (AYPH) is recruiting partners for a participation project funded by the Samworth Foundation called We’re All Right. The aim of We’re All Right is to support young people (aged 16-25) who have lived experience of sexual violence to develop a rights-based approach to sexual violence work. Through this project, young people will take part in a series of group workshops to learn about their rights, develop a resource to explain the importance of respecting and promoting the rights of young people affected by sexual violence and deliver local community events to share this with other young people and professionals.

They are looking to fund four services £7000 each to support us to deliver workshops and develop this new resource with a group of young people. They will also fund one service £11,500 that can involve a group of young people in evaluating the project. A link to the online role descriptions and applications can be found on their website.

Applicants are welcome to apply for both opportunities but will only be able to take on one if they are successful. These opportunities have been developed by AYPH’s Youth Participation Coordinator and two Youth Advisers who were recruited to work on this project from the beginning. The deadline for both applications is 12pm Friday 7th February 2020.