Rapid Engaged Action Team (REACT) Lead (Fixed Term)

Job title Rapid Engaged Action Team (REACT) Lead (Fixed Term)

Department Department for Health

Salary Starting from £33,797, rising to £40,322

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Friday 20 December 2019

Closing date Sunday 19 January 2020

Interview date Thursday 30 January 2020

Reference SB7360


A recently established initiative of the STOP project is a Rapid Engaged Action Team (REACT) of multi-disciplinary experts who will, on short notice, assist Bloomberg partners and sub-grantees to aggressively and effectively counter TI interference across the globe. 

You will, for example, quickly produce policy-oriented outputs (briefs, exposés of TI front groups or op-eds by internationally recognised experts); help by generating media coverage, linked social media campaigns, and technical assistance. Although, the Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control, Thailand is responsible for leading this team, you will be a core member of it.

The REACT Lead at Bath will be responsible for coordinating Bath’s involvement in the REACT team. You will respond to contemporary issues by bringing together all the pre-gathered intelligence, conducting your own further research and writing this up for publication, using a number of different outlets depending on the situation (publication types outlined above).The job involves significant overseas travel and you may also be required to provide technical assistance to the in-country team, which may also involve travel at short notice.

You will be required to research and investigate information received from in-country contacts, through a number of routes. You will collaborate with Research Associates focused on particular research areas at Bath and with our international partners.

You will have experience and knowledge of undertaking research and writing for a general audience, ideally in a public health or journalistic setting. 


The Stop Tobacco Organisations & Products (STOP) project is an innovative $15m project funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, aimed at developing a tobacco industry watchdog to deliver policy change. It is a partnership between the Tobacco Control Research Group at the University of Bath, the Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control, Thailand, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Paris, and Vital Strategies, New York. 

As such it brings together the global leaders in in tobacco industry monitoring and research, advocacy, accountability and communication. This unique combination will help ensure our research is widely and effectively communicated and maximally impactful.

We will be leading the tobacco industry monitoring and research arm of the work. With a focus on low and middle income countries, we will be extending the scale, geographic reach and responsiveness of our current research. 

Within the University of Bath, the STOP team will be based within the Tobacco Control Research Group and include staff from different faculties, departments and research centres.

Please note this is a Fixed term role until the End of November 2021.

For queries, please contact stop-administration@bath.ac.uk

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.