Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement - job opportunity

News | Posted on Friday 1 July 2022

The group already benefits from substantial PPIE, which we now intend to significantly expand and develop; both in terms of the opportunities offered for involvement, and our catchment.

Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) Manager

Department: Health Sciences
Salary: £33,309 - £40,927 a year
Grade: Grade 6
Contract status: Fixed term
Hours of work: Full or part-time (see job details)
Based at: University of York campus (with some remote working options available)
Posted Date: 30/06/2022
Apply by: 27/07/2022

 

The Epidemiology & Cancer Statistics Group (www.york.ac.uk/healthsciences/research/ecsg/) is seeking an enthusiastic individual to work alongside the Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) Lead and undertake the important role of PPIE Manager for our multidisciplinary research team, based in Health Sciences at the University of York.

The Group’s research portfolio comprises an ever-expanding number of unique, world leading studies/programmes, across which the successful applicant will engage. ECSG’s work is funded from various sources, including Cancer Research UK, Blood Cancer UK, the National Institute for Health Research and the European Union, and evidence from our studies is used to guide clinical practice and improve patient care, locally, nationally and internationally.

The group already benefits from substantial PPIE, which we now intend to significantly expand and develop; both in terms of the opportunities offered for involvement, and our catchment. We are therefore seeking an experienced, talented individual to join the ECSG team, to implement these exciting developments.

The University of York offers flexible working patterns where required. As a Department we are proud to foster a supportive culture that helps staff and students contribute fully, flourish and excel, to reach their full potential. We embrace equality, diversity and inclusion as well as the values of the Athena SWAN Charter in all our Departmental activities. 

Role

You will:

  • Develop and deliver ECSG’s PPIE strategy, as a means of integrating the voices of people with cancer into all our research, enabling it to have the greatest impact locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with diverse groups of stakeholders, including patients and carers, universities, third sector organisations, faith bodies, and the local and national health sector.
  • Ensure all ECSG’s research is underpinned by gold standard, meaningful PPIE that is compliant with national guidance and promotes diversity and inclusivity.
  • Create and foster multi-faceted, innovative interactions, face to face and online, including information sharing in blogs, via patient portals and social media sites, at conferences and within written and audio-video material.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed

  • Level 3 qualification. (Qualifications at this level include A levels. Please view the full list). We welcome applicants with equivalent non-UK qualifications or equivalent professional experience.
  • Significant prior knowledge and experience of developing, implementing and managing PPIE in health/social care research
  • Previous work with patients and/or the general public, and awareness of the relevant stakeholder groups and means of accessing these
  • Good understanding of key issues in PPIE, including diversity and inclusion, and relevant national policies and strategic documents
  • An understanding of research methods, and PPIE requirements within funding applications
  • Knowledge of PPIE opportunities and national standards
  • Experience of designing and delivering PPIE events, and developing/delivering training for various audiences
  • An understanding of the importance of the impact of PPIE, and evidence of prior dissemination of study information and PPIE impact stories
  • Knowledge of the interface between PPIE and research governance, ethical/other approvals together with an awareness and ability to comply with data protection legislation
  • Knowledge about the needs of cancer patients, including accessibility issues

Condition of Employment

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. Consequently, all applicants will be asked to declare both unspent and spent convictions on their application form. Appointment of the successful candidate will be conditional on a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

This is a fixed term contract for 24 months.

Interview date: To be confirmed

For informal enquiries: please contact Debra Howell on (01904 321895); debra.howell@york.ac.uk 

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

Contact us

Helen Cohen
ECSG Research Administrator

helen.cohen@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 32 1927
Seebohm Rowntree Building, University of York, UK, YO10 5DD
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Contact us

Helen Cohen
ECSG Research Administrator

helen.cohen@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 32 1927
Seebohm Rowntree Building, University of York, UK, YO10 5DD
Twitter