Public Involvement in Research Officer
Patient and Public Involvement Officer
Responsible to: Chief Executive
Responsible for: n/a
Hours of work: 21 hours per week – minimal evening and weekend work will be required
Place of work: Flexible between office (National Bowel Research Centre, Whitechapel, London, E2) and home (min 2 days in the office)
Salary: Up to £24,000 pro rata on an initial 12 month renewable contract
About Bowel & Cancer Research
Bowel & Cancer Research is a growing national charity based in Whitechapel, London at the National Bowel Research Centre, towards the development and equipping of which it raised over £2.5m. It funds ground breaking medical research into bowel cancer and other bowel diseases across the UK, delivers relevant awareness campaigns and a Public Involvement in Research programme, called People and Research Together (PaRT).
Over the last few years we have grown a base of individuals, now numbering in excess of 400, who are interested in public involvement in research. We have supported these individuals to contribute to various research projects across the UK. We are now seeking a people-orientated individual to develop this successful programme, in close association with the Chief Executive.
The purpose of the role
This post holder will help to develop a strategic plan for the future of People and Research Together (PaRT) at Bowel & Cancer Research. This will involve establishing and nurturing relationships with academic institutions and other research bodies as well as promoting PaRT to potential individual members and managing and nurturing these relationships. They will also develop a range of communication materials and approaches, including events, to maximise involvement and provide support for the PPI element of individual projects.
This role will suit an individual with energy and ideas and a passion for making a difference in the area of bowel research. You will have great relationship management skills across a range of individuals, and be able to communicate effectively and persuasively with diverse audiences, from academics to the general public.
You will be organised and efficient, with the ability to work unsupervised and take responsibility for getting tasks done efficiently and with attention to detail. You will be conversant with standard IT and office systems (Microsoft office, excel etc.) and you will have an existing knowledge of e-communications packages (Mailchimp) or a willingness to learn.
You will be able to write well and communicate complex clinical information in a succinct and accessible way across a range of media from digital (website and social media ) to print. You will be a team player, willing to work with colleagues productively and share ideas.
HOW TO APPLY
Please apply with your CV and a one page covering statement outlining why you would be the ideal candidate for this role.
Interviews will be held on November 1st at the National Bowel Research Centre, E1 2AT.