University of Manchester
Do you want to be part of a diverse, supportive, and inclusive team, leading the way in patient safety research?
The University of Manchester has been awarded funding to establish the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Greater Manchester Patient Safety Research Collaboration (PSRC). Our PSRC will be one of six new collaborations nationally and will, with our university partners in Leicester and Nottingham, address strategic patient safety challenges by developing and testing innovations, approaches, and interventions to improve patient safety. Working in partnership with patients, carers, health and care professionals, the GM PSRC will focus on the following innovative research themes:
We are a friendly, multi-disciplinary team, with expertise including behavioural science, social research, health services research, epidemiology, health economics, safety science, digital patient safety solutions, health informatics, intervention development and evaluation.
We have a genuine commitment to equality of opportunity for our staff and students. Equality, diversity and inclusion is fundamental to the success of the University of Manchester and is at the heart of all our activities. As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.
The NIHR GM Patient Safety Research Centre Greater seeks a Public and Community Involvement and Engagement (PCIE) Manager. The post-holder will be responsible to the PSRC Operations Lead.
The purpose of this role is to develop, implement and evaluate strategy for patient and public involvement and engagement (PPIE) within the NIHR GM PSRC and to ensure that inclusive research principles are at the heart of GM PSRC. The role will also include supporting the senior leadership team in developing, implementing and evaluating a strategy for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) across our organization with a specific focus on EDI in relation to PCIE.
You will lead on developing, implementing and evaluating an inclusive strategy for public and community involvement and engagement (PCIE) within the National Institute for Heath and Care Research (NIHR) Greater Manchester Patient Safety Research Collaboration (PSRC). The post-holder will offer guidance and support for how patient and public involvement and engagement (PPIE) is embedded within the entire research process and lead research involvement activities with members of the public and health and social care staff. They will also offer support for optimising equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in quality and safety research. This might involve considering a) how to recruit a more diverse patient population to our research studies, b) how to ensure interventions/strategies do not increase safety inequity, c) how to promote a culture of inclusivity within the research team.
You will work closely the PSRC Lead for PCIE (Prof Caroline Sanders), the PSRC core team and the wider PSRC theme teams to optimise patient safety research programmes through designing effective PCIE. You will be responsible for managing and monitoring how PSRC researchers (staff and students) embed PCIE and EDI into study design, recruitment and data collection, and analysis and you will provide training in concepts and methods in these areas. This will involve building and maintaining strong links with patient/public/staff groups and supporting them in contributing to our research.
You will liaise closely with voluntary and community service organisations to build links with under-served communities and support their involvement in our research. The post-holder will be an integral part of the research team being fully involved in research and providing support for administrative tasks, data management and production of outputs across the programme. The post-holder will work with patients, carers, clinicians, health and social care staff and academics, across Greater Manchester and the East Midlands. They will also contribute to wider PSRC Network activities focused on PPIE and EDI.
In this role there will be opportunities for both building on the post-holder’s existing strengths as well as the identification of a personal development plan to support your growth within the role. This job description reflects the present requirements of the post but duties and responsibilities may evolve during the course of the GM PSRC contract and, where appropriate, the PPIE Lead, PSRC Operations Lead and/or PSRC Director may change some elements in consultation with the post-holder.
As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.
Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here .
Blended working arrangements may be considered.
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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.
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