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Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Research Coordinator

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together- safe, kind, excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

Are you interested in biomedical research and working with members of the public, health professionals and researchers?  Would you like to build your skills and experience in patient and public involvement?

The NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre, based at Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH), is looking for a new Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Coordinator to join their PPI and Communications team. 

You will oversee our growing CUH PPI panel and supports the PPI Strategy Lead to develop and deliver the PPI strategy for the Biomedical Research Centre.  You work frequently with members of the public and researchers to arrange timely, high quality involvement activities and feedback for researchers and panel members. 

Your also support the development of PPI skills among researchers and panel members, working closely with the PPI lead to deliver training and information sessions.  

We have been working to increase the diversity of the individuals involved in our research and to strengthen our relationships with community groups across Cambridge and the East of England. You will play a leading role in supporting this goal, developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders across Cambridge and the East of England.  As such, experience of working with diverse groups and supporting inclusivity is an advantage.

You will have outstanding communication and people skills, with the ability to work with a wide range of people from different backgrounds. The coordination and oversight of the PPI panel also require strong organisational and IT skills, with the ability to handle and respond to high volumes of correspondence as the post-holder is expected to communicate regularly with panel members and researchers. 

You will be  looking to build your experience of PPI, with exposure to a wide variety of research projects and working within a supportive team under the PPI Lead.

Closing date 25th August 2020

Interview date - 11th September 2020 via skype/zoom