Senior Research Engagement and Involvement Manager

Everyone wants safe and high-quality healthcare. At THIS Institute (The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute), we believe efforts to improve care should always be based on the highest quality evidence. We bring together healthcare staff, patients, policymakers, and academics to provide clarity on what works in improving healthcare, what doesn’t and why.

The Senior Research Engagement and Involvement Manager will provide specialist expertise and leadership on all aspects of research engagement and involvement. You will help us to address the real concerns of patients and healthcare staff by bringing people together to understand problems, create shared visions, co-design solutions, and evaluate them.

You will work closely with THIS Institute’s research team and a network of external collaborators to design and deliver creative, accessible, and respectful research engagement and involvement activities. You will play a lead role in embedding equity, diversity, and inclusion best practices into our communications, engagement, and involvement activities. And you will manage a small team responsible for delivering the institute’s events programme and arts-based engagement activities.

We are looking for a strategic thinker who can grasp complex academic ideas and communicate effectively. You will have experience and knowledge of research engagement and involvement policies, practices, and evaluation methodologies. You will also have experience in building strategic partnerships with individuals, communities, and organisations to deliver organisational objectives.

The funding for this post is available until 31 March 2027.

The position is full-time, part-time applications will be considered for a minimum of 0.8 FTE.

The post holder will be based at the University of Cambridge, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Worts Causeway, Cambridge CB1 8RN (approximately 2 miles south of the city centre) with the option of hybrid working.

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At THIS Institute we aim to create a world-leading scientific asset for the NHS by strengthening the evidence-base for improving the quality and safety of healthcare.

Co-created by two exceptional organisations – the University of Cambridge and the Health Foundation – THIS Institute is founded on the guiding principle that efforts to improve care should be based on the highest quality evidence.

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