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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/09/2020.

Patient and Public Interaction/Engagement Manager

Job Reference: 196-BRC1456

Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Patient and Participant Interaction and Engagement
Guys and St Thomas' Hospital, London
£45,780 - £51,393 p.a. Inclusive of HCA

The commitment of our 17,100 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2018 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to our patients.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in Clinical Research Network South London (CRN SL) to coordinate, showcase and extend the public, community and patient involvement, engagement and participation of research conducted within the CRN SL partner Trusts. It reflects the NIHR’s stated mission that patients and members of the public should be actively involved in all stages of the research process.

The post holder will work closely with Patient Research Champions, the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Deputy Chief Operating Officer (dCOO), Clinical Directors, Leads and Research Delivery Managers, Communications and Administration teams to deliver an inclusive Patient and Public Interaction and Engagement (PPIE) service.

There will be collaboration with National PPIE Leads, Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), Clinical Research Facility (CRF) and Health Innovation Network (HIN) colleagues to develop a strategy plan to ensure PPIE is embedded in research, and co-ordinate case studies, publications and key performance metrics reported to the NIHR. They will work collaboratively with the dCOO and Research Champions to achieve this. Key attributes are experience of public relations within the NHS and Social Care, experience of partnership/network working and a desire to ensure equality within under-served communities.

Working with key stakeholders, the post holder will continue to build a network of contacts in PPIE and drive an inclusive response to local and national policy.


About Us

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is a large and multi-faceted distributed organisation which is funded through the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to improve the health and wellbeing of the nation through research.

The NIHR CRN is the clinical research delivery arm of the NIHR which is tasked with supporting the rapid set-up and effective management of studies to enable researchers to collect the robust evidence required to improve treatment for patients and the public.

The successful applicant will be employed by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust to drive forward the clinical research agenda in south London.

Guy’s and St Thomas’ is one of the top performing Trusts in the UK for undertaking pioneering clinical research. In addition to being one of the highest recruiters of participants into clinical trials and studies in England over the last four years, we have an ambitious and innovative operational research agenda. Our activity encompasses first in man clinical trials, advanced therapies and is driving patient recruitment in later phase research to a new level. We have extensive programmes of research involving health data and artificial intelligence, supported by an array of outstanding research infrastructures including an NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and Clinical Research Facility within our experimental medicine hub, with associated BRC state of the art research platforms. Our med tech hub includes the InnovateUK London Medical Imaging and Artificial Intelligence Centre.

Who we are looking for

The post requires an experienced strategic leader who is outcome-focused and who holds outstanding business, management and organisational skills and can demonstrate the ability to create innovative solutions for complex challenges. You will have a comprehensive knowledge of all sectors of the NHS and a proven track record in successfully leading and delivering large scale change and working to maintain effective and transparent relationships with stakeholders. An understanding of research within the NHS and/or social care settings will be a distinct advantage, along with knowledge of the national systems supporting clinical research a requirement.

Closing date: 11th September 2020

For further information or to arrange a virtual visit please contact:

Dawn Beaumont-Jewell (Deputy Chief Operating Officer) at



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