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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/04/2021.

Co-design and User Researcher

Job Reference: 173-18921-COR

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Co Space North - mHabitat, Leeds
£31,365 - £37,890 Per Annum

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We are a multi-disciplinary team hosted by Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and we take a co-design approach to inclusive digital innovation and improvement in health and care.

We use digital technology as an enabler to drive inclusive innovation and improvement in health and care which tackles inequity and seeks to ensure that digital transformation never compounds inequalities. We believe we will thrive, not by luck, but by design.

We are looking to employ an experienced and enthusiastic person to join our team as a Co-Design and User Research Lead. You will need to be a rare blend of creative and methodical, friendly and engaging and thoughtful and empathetic. You will also need to be an expert in your craft whilst also being flexible and adaptable to the changing needs around us. We embrace diversity of insight, talent and backgrounds and are held together by common values of integrity, quality, creativity, curiosity, inclusivity and respect.

The role will involve working with stakeholders including people with living and learnt experience, e.g. people who need services, commissioners and clinical staff to ensure that co-design remains at the heart of digital implementations. The post holder will also be working with a large number of stakeholders including developers, citizens and at times vulnerable groups in order to test prototypes and early development ideas during ideation. The post holder will have exceptional facilitation and communication skills as well as the ability to synthesise information into high quality reports and product specifications.

The post will involve some travel and work outside of normal office hours.


**Please note any correspondence following application will be sent via & the Trust's Resourcing Team**

For further details / informal visits contact:

Kirstin Blackwell -

All applications submitted will be held by and the Trust Resourcing team. If you are unsuccessful at interview your details will be held for a further 6 months and then deleted.

***Please note that from 1st July 2018, all new employees will be required to pay for their DBS Check, and to subscribe to the DBS Update Service.***

If a DBS Check is required for your role the Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost of the DBS check (Enhanced Check £48 or Standard Check £30) by way of deductions from your salary over the first 3 consecutive months of employment with the Trust. As a condition of your employment you will also be required to register with and to participate in the DBS Update Service, and will be responsible for maintaining payment, and subscription to the DBS Update Service (£13 annual payment).DBS checks for volunteers remain free of charge.

NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk of redundancy’ will, wherever possible be offered an interview, provided that they demonstrate that they meet all the essential shortlisting criteria of the post. If you are ‘at risk of redundancy’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application.

The Trust reserves the right to close the vacancy before the closing date.

In view of Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process should you be appointed to the post.

The Trust currently pays a non-consolidated supplement in order that all our staff receive the equivalent of the Living Wage Foundation Rate.

Please note: The Trust does not offer reimbursement of interview expenses.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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