Vacancy: Programme Manager for the Learning Disability Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme (closes 22 April 2018)

The School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol welcomes applications for a Programme Manager for the Learning Disability Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme.

This is a part time (0.8 FTE), open ended post with fixed term funding until 31 May 2019.

This post supports the national Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) programme funded by NHS England and based at the Norah Fry Centre for Disability Studies, within the School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol. The aim of the programme is to help improve the quality of health and social care service delivery for people with learning disabilities and to reduce premature mortality and health inequalities in this population, through national and local mortality case review. The programme supports localities across England to review the deaths of all people with learning disabilities aged 4 years and over.

The Programme Manager must be passionate about the human rights and issues affecting people with learning disabilities and their families, and driving forward the work to reduce premature mortality of people with learning disabilities. We are looking for someone who will be a central member of the programme team, can demonstrate an ability to work within a multidisciplinary team and has excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiating skills. The LeDeR Programme itself entails work that has considerable emotional content, so resilience and a positive approach to life are essential.

You should have experience of managing complex and innovative projects at national or regional level in a health or social care context; proven experience of delivering projects to the desired outcomes and within quality, time and cost limits; and a good working knowledge of the NHS and social care services. You should also have a professional qualification/relevant degree (or equivalent), plus significant hands on experience in similar or related roles and the ability to travel widely throughout England as required, occasionally staying away from home overnight.

The closing date for applications is midnight on 22 April 2018.

To apply and for copies of the job description please visit:

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Pauline Heslop, Professor of Intellectual Disabilities Studies, School for Policy Studies (tel: 0117 3310973 or email:

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.