Patient and Public Involvement Manager (to cover maternity leave)

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7084613 (Ref.No. MHNCC1322)
Posted: September 3, 2021

Job Description

Are you passionate about involving patients and the public in the delivery of research? Are you committed to ensuring all communities have equitable access to research? Are you an experienced and organised PPIE practitioner who wants to improve research through public involvement?

The NIHR Clinical Research Network supports the effective and efficient delivery of health and social research in the UK’s NHS and social care settings. The CRN PPIE network delivers a strategy to increase the involvement of patients and the public in the delivery of research, drive improvement in research, and support greater numbers and more diverse patient and public groups in research. Flagship CRN PPIE initiatives include the public Research Champions Programme, the Participant in Research Experience Survey (PRES) and the Equality and Diversity workstream. Working primarily through the CRN PPIE network, comprised of PPIE professionals from across 15 local clinical research networks, you will support the implementation of specific PPIE work programmes from the CRN PPIE strategy. 

This role will predominantly support the effective and efficient delivery of the annual national Participant in Research Experience Survey (PRES), responsible for stakeholder relationships, supplier management, and delivering task and finish projects. You will be accountable for quality assurance of quarterly data submissions, analysis and reporting. You will be required to supervise task completion by junior team members. You will promote the principles of inclusion and co-production at all times in your work, continually and proactively promoting increased access to research for under-served groups and increasing the influence of patients and the public in the research system. You will also support the involvement of patients and the public within the CRN’s national Coordinating Centre, engaging directly with patients and the public and with peers and senior colleagues to achieve this.  

The role will engage closely with the Senior Manager for Public Engagement and Involvement and may at times deputise for this post. 

The employer for this role will be the University of Leeds. The successful candidate will work from home in the first instance, with the option of working from our Leeds or London offices at such time as they are reopened.

This post is to provide maternity cover for up to 12 months. Appointments on a secondment basis from within the NIHR will be considered.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Andi Skilton, Senior Manager for Public Engagement and Involvement 

Tel: +44 (0)20 3328 6703


The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds a Bronze award. We will be happy to consider job share applications and are committed to flexible working for all our employees.

Location:  Leeds or London
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  NIHR CRNCC
Section:  NIHR CRN - Leeds or London Office
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Working Time:  1.0 Full-Time Equivalent
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (up to 12 months (to cover maternity leave))
Release Date:  Thursday 02 September 2021
Closing Date:  Thursday 16 September 2021
Reference:  MHNCC1322

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.


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