Cancer Research UK London, UK
Patient Involvement Manager (Research) Location: AngelSalary: £33k - £38k dependent on experienceContract: Fixed term - 12 months, full time Shortlisting for interview will take place on a rolling basis with interviews commencing from the week of the 28th January onwards so early application is strongly encouraged. We're looking for a self-motivated and sharp-minded manager, with Patient & Public Involvement experience, to help drive patient involvement in our research.Patients are at the heart of CRUK. By involving people affected by cancer, we can ensure that our work, and the research we fund, meets the needs of cancer patients. We are looking for a collaborative, strategic-thinker, who can help identify and drive new opportunities to involve people affected by cancer in our research activity. What will I be doing?We're looking for an experienced individual to:Build and manage relationships with teams across the Research & Innovation (R&I) Directorate and work collaboratively to drive & maintain an increase in patient involvement in their work, where it adds value.Coach teams and individual staff members in R&I to develop meaningful and innovative patient involvement activities.Have strategic responsibility for a programme of activity to increase high-value patient involvement, externally, in the research we fund.Oversee the implementation of a Researcher Engagement strategy to effectively support researchers to involve patients in their work.Provide strategic leadership and development support to a small teamEnsure that people affected by cancer who engage with CRUK have a consistently positive and inspiring experience of CRUK. To view a full job description please . Why this role?This role sits within the highly innovative Patient Involvement and Communications team, who proactively build relationships with people affected by cancer, to ensure their voice is at the heart of what we do. In this role you'll have the opportunity to coach and support staff and researchers to consult and partner with people affected by cancer, to gather insight that enhances the quality and relevance of their work. What we're looking forWe're looking for someone who has…Knowledge of patient and public involvement best practice ideally in relation to healthcare or health/medical researchThe ability to think strategically to leverage new opportunities to increase patient involvement in our researchExperience of designing, implementing and evaluating patient involvement activitiesAn experienced facilitator who can confidently guide and direct groups and manage challenging behaviour If you're as ambitious as we are, join our collective force and enjoy an excellent career, as we save lives and add years. At CRUK we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to beat cancer sooner. Please note, from 2019, our head office will be relocating from Islington to a new office space in Stratford, close to the Olympic Park.