Newham, London (On-site)
Up to £53000 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Public Involvement Manager

Location: Stratford, London (high flex - we would expect you to be in the office 1-2 days per week).

Salary: circa £53,000 pa depending on experience + benefits

Contract Type / Hours: Permanent / Full time 35 hours per week (flexible working requests considered)

Application Deadline: Thursday 28 July at 23.55. This vacancy may close earlier if a high volume of applications are received or once a suitable candidate is found, so please do not delay submitting your application to avoid any disappointment.

Are you experienced in Public / Patient Involvement and looking for a new challenge working with the world's leading independent cancer charity? If so, this could the ideal opportunity for use your skills and help us beat cancer!

What will I be doing?

The Public Involvement Manager will develop and deliver a public involvement and engagement programme for the Research Data Strategy, whose aims are to maximise the sharing and re-use of research data, and to realise the potential of data science and advanced analytics for cancer research. The purpose of the role is to build and maintain public trust in data science for cancer research through meaningful involvement and engagement, transparency, and clear communication of a complex portfolio of research and innovation.

Some of the key duties include:

  • Develop a public and patient involvement and engagement (PPIE) plan for the Research Data Strategy to facilitate co-development in data science and advanced analytics, particularly where patient data is used to further cancer research.

  • Day to day delivery of the PPIE plan.

  • Build and manage a diverse PPIE panel to advise on Research Data Strategy activities and future direction and provide secretariat to that panel; implement prioritised recommendations from this panel and feed back to panel on their impact.

  • Develop public-facing, accessible communications, with the support of the Communications Team, re Research Data Strategy related activities, as well as accessible information about data science and advanced analytics, particularly as it relates to the use of patient data for cancer research.

  • Develop and maintain partnerships and relationships to accelerate progress of the Research Data Strategy, including with:

    • Key external organisations.

    • Various directorates across CRUK head office, particularly the Patient Involvement and Communications Teams.

    • The Research Programme Manager for the Research Data Strategy.

  • Contribute to the development of funding bids and business cases to expand public involvement in the Research Data Strategy.

What skills are we looking for?

We're looking for an engaging communicator with significant experience of working with patients and the public.

You will bring to the role:

  • Experience of recruiting patients and members of the public to, and managing, a public advisory committee

  • Experience of developing and delivering a patient and public involvement and engagement strategy

  • Ability to find solutions in challenging situations

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Some knowledge of data science, advanced analytics and the UK's data research ecosystem

  • Comfortable with building something new and ability to manage ambiguity

  • Experience of successful partnership working

  • Proven ability to form strong, positive collaborative relationships at all levels of seniority

  • Experience of planning, managing and delivering strategic and policy projects

  • Ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks and to support others to do so, showing adaptability to meet challenging targets and deadlines

  • Experience of acting as an organisation representative to external stakeholders

  • Willingness to travel within the UK, and internationally, as required.

  • Able to assimilate complex information and communicate and influence others effectively, including at a senior level

Application process: In our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, we operate an anonymised shortlisting process. Please therefore ensure that you have completed the work history section of the application form and answered all application questions. CVs are required for all applications; however they will not be reviewed until interview stage

What will I gain?

Without you we wouldn't be able to achieve our aim of seeing 3 in 4 people survive cancer by 2034. So, we want to reward you in as many ways as possible. Our benefits package includes discounts on anything from travel to technology, generous holiday allowance, gym membership, and much more.?We want to ensure that you have the best work/life balance possible, so we actively encourage a flexible working culture for all of our roleswherever?possible.

?Depending?on your role, options for flexibility could include homeworking, reduced or flexi-hours, job shares, job splits, and core hours. For the majority of our office-based roles?you'll only be?required to work from a specific location for 1 or 2 days a week on average.?You'll also be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. And ultimately, you'll know that you'll be changing lives through your?work.??

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Posted on: 15 July 2022
Closed date: 29 July 2022 at 15:13
Job ref: R021579
Tags: Policy/Research