16 Nov 2021

Job Advert: Healthy Ageing Impact Fellow

Post Details

  • Part time - 0.5% FTE
  • Fixed term for 2 years

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 12 December 2021
Interviews are expected to take place on Friday 07 January 2022

A secondment opportunity is available for this post

This role is not eligible for sponsorship. Applicants require to have existing right to work in the UK.

The University of Stirling recognises that a diverse workforce benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers and welcome applications from those who would contribute to further diversification of our staff and ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion is woven into the substance of the role. We strongly encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds including gender, identity, race, age, class, and ethnicity.

The Post

Healthy Ageing Challenge

The UKRI Healthy Ageing Challenge, aims to enable businesses, including social enterprises, to develop and deliver products, services and business models that will be adopted at scale which support people as they age. This will allow people to remain active, productive, independent and socially connected across generations for as long as possible. A portfolio of activities is being delivered under the Healthy Ageing Challenge, with academic research playing a crucial role in understanding the key issues facing the older population and ways in which support, and care can be delivered effectively. Further details can be found: Community of Practice | Home (ageing-better.org.uk)

The Social, Behavioural and Design Research Programme (SBDRP) is a set of 7 interdisciplinary academic-led teams, working in partnership with a range of stakeholders, to develop the research base and understanding of the needs of the ageing population, informing innovators and influencing market behaviours. The projects address: healthy ageing at work; art and technology to support healthy ageing; connectivity and digital design for promoting health and wellbeing across generations, places and spaces; designing homes for healthy cognitive ageing through coproduction and scale; innovations in the visitor economy of the natural environment to extend active life for people with cognitive impairment; healthier working lives and ageing for residential care workers and exploring how where we live affects dementia and brain health as we get older.

The post is a UKRI Fellowship (at a minimum of 0.5FTE for 24 months, subject to discussion and agreement with successful candidate) The post may be undertaken on a secondment basis from your current University or Organisation, and we encourage secondment from business and industry as well as academia. The successful candidate will join a small team (including Research Director and Programme Manager based at the University of Stirling) and would work as part of the HAC Research Director’s portfolio. The successful candidate must be based in the UK with the ability to travel to Stirling and to clusters in all parts of the UK (subject to prevailing Government guidance).

For further information on this role, please click HERE.