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Fixed Term Senior Public Involvement Manager

Band 8a

Main area
Band 8a
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Health and Care Research Wales, Cardiff
£45,753 - £51,668 £45,753 - £51,668 per annum
Salary period
21/04/2021 23:59

This is a fixed term post for 12 months, due to funding

The Support & Delivery Centre is part of Health and Care Research Wales, funded by the Division for R&D within Welsh Government and it works in support of Welsh Government’s mission to promote, support and provide collective oversight of health and social care research in Wales.

The ‘One Wales’ Support and Delivery Service is a Wales-wide service which aims to provide seamless support to sponsors, researchers and the public. The service is delivered at a national level via the Support & Delivery Centre and national Specialty Leads, and at a local level via NHS research and development (R&D) departments.

The Support & Delivery Centre’s role is to facilitate the implementation of Welsh Government policies by providing centralised support functions and services for the health and social care research community in Wales, specifically, it provides ‘once for Wales’ support such as:

  • Coordinating study set-up
  • Coordinating the all- Wales contracts and costings service
  • Implementing R&D funding policies and performance monitoring NHS R&D
  • Managing the comprehensive Research Directory
  • Providing regulatory approvals as part of the UK Approvals Service
  • Coordinating initiatives to increase commercial, primary and social care research
  • Providing a communications, engagement and involvement service
  • Providing training and information services

The integrated Communications, Engagement & Involvement Service is critical to Health and Care Research Wales’ success. It aims to support the involvement of the public in research and implement public involvement and engagement activities to enhance the research environment and research quality. It also provides a communications service to support the promotion of research, disseminate research achievements and demonstrate the impact of research on patient care.

The Senior Public Involvement Manager will lead the public involvement function in building and facilitating a diverse, representative community of the Welsh public involved in Health and Care Research Wales’ work and funded research. Through close collaboration with the Health and Care Research Wales infrastructure, NHS organisations, local authorities and other stakeholders, they will ensure effective, meaningful public involvement in the development and delivery of research.

Working closely with the Head of Communications, Engagement and Involvement and the Senior Communications & Engagement Manager, they will also support the co-ordination and joint working across the integrated Communications, Engagement and Involvement service.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply

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Applicant requirements

Welsh language skills are desirable

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Further details / informal visits contact

Felicity Waters
Job title
Head of Communications, Engagement and Involvement
Email address
Telephone number
07762 167553
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