We have a vacancy at the INVOLVE Coordinating Centre for a Public Involvement Officer.


Location:  Chilworth, Southampton

Salary:   £23,879 to £28,452 Pro rata, per annum
Full Time or Part Time, Permanent
Closing Date:  6 March 2017
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  836317VB
Part time (between 22.5 and 30 hours per week) or full time working will be considered for this position.Do you share our passion for putting public and patients at the heart of research, to ensure the best future treatments and care?

Would you like to develop your skills/career within an internationally recognised public involvement advisory organisation?

INVOLVE is looking for a Public Involvement Officer to join our committed and friendly team, based at the University of Southampton Wessex Institute, in Chilworth, Southampton.

The Public Involvement Officer role is a new role within a small, multi-skilled and highly knowledgeable team. This role is an excellent opportunity for a natural collaborator with project management and people skills to make a mark across a range of INVOLVE’s work programme areas and to develop their career in public involvement.

The role involves working closely with four Senior Public Involvement Managers, public contributors and professionals across NIHR and beyond, to shape and drive forward work programmes which have significant influence, nationally and beyond, on public involvement approaches and impact.

Day to day, the role is varied and rewarding. Typical activities might include:

  • Giving information and advice to help patients to get involved in research
  • Helping a researcher to solve a public involvement challenge
  • Analysing data to inform business decisions
  • Developing a project plan and implementing activities
  • Facilitating a workshop or training activity
  • Creating new guidance or tools for researchers
  • Using social media to promote INVOLVE’s work

There is scope for the right candidate to develop both their broad knowledge and expertise in public involvement and to pursue a specific public involvement interest where this adds value to INVOLVE’s work and skills mix. The successful candidate will have access to a range of development opportunities, ranging from work shadowing to training courses.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact: Gary Hickey (Senior Public Involvement Manager): G.Hickey@soton.ac.uk, telephone 07867 341571/ or 02380 595628.

For more information and to apply please visit the University of Southampton Recruitment website