Involvement Manager, 0.40 FTE
Salary from £38,313 to £46,148 pa pro rata inclusive with potential to progress to £49,614 pa inclusive of London allowance
This is a fixed term appointment until 30 April 2024 in the first instance
The NIHR School for Social Care Research (NIHR SSCR) was set up by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) in 2009 to improve the evidence base for adult social care practice in England. Directed by Professor Martin Knapp, NIHR SSCR is a partnership between seven universities and is led at LSE. Since 2009, NIHR SSCR has commissioned 210 research studies and a number of scoping and methods reviews, with about 50 current projects.
We would like to appoint an Involvement Manager at 0.40 FTE (two days a week) until 30 April 2024 to support NIHR SSCR’s range of activities. We involve people with lived experience, family and unpaid carers and social care professionals in a wide range of activities. Their contributions have already been significant and are important to continuing to develop our involvement activities, supported by our User, Carer, Practitioner Reference Group (UCPRG).
The Involvement Manager will take day-to-day responsibility for managing our involvement initiatives and supporting the UCPRG and its members; ensure appropriate involvement in the delivery of our research programmes, workshops and conferences; and contribute to developing and sharing ‘best practice’ on involvement and engagement in adult social care research, including exploring how to sustain and develop ‘good practice’.
The Involvement Manager must have lived experience of adult social care or be a family/unpaid carer or a social care professional.
We are able to offer flexible working arrangements (such as working from home) and flexible working hours. We are happy to consider a job share arrangement for this position (for example two individuals working one day a week each and carrying out the role together).
We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.
To apply for this post, please go to https://jobs.lse.ac.uk. If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 31 August 2022 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.
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To strengthen and support NIHR SSCR’s and the Group’s activities, we would like to appoint an Involvement Manager at 0.40 FTE (two days a week) until 30 April 2024. The successful applicant would start as soon as possible.
The Involvement Manager must have lived experience of adult social care or be a family/unpaid carer or a social care professional, and should also have appropriate connections with networks or organisations to enable them to bring others’ perspectives to the role.
The Involvement Manager will
We are able to offer flexible working arrangements (such as working from home) and flexible working hours. The postholder will need to be willing to travel when needed for meetings (which are usually held on weekdays and organised to consider everyone’s availability).
We are happy to consider a job share arrangement for this position (for example two individuals working one day a week each and carrying out the role together).
We will provide an induction to NIHR SSCR and our activities at the start of the role, and ongoing support to the postholder. We will support the postholder with training and opportunities to develop in their role.
Duties and Responsibilities
In carrying out their responsibilities, the NIHR SSCR Involvement Manager will be part of a supportive team within the School and work alongside others who also have responsibility for involvement (such as members of the UCPRG).
NIHR SSCR’s Involvement Manager will:
In all activities the Involvement Manager will work with the UCPRG.
The Involvement Manager will be expected to join some NIHR SSCR Executive Group meetings to advise on involvement and engagement matters.
The Involvement Manager will be supported by the School’s Associate Director Lead for Involvement and the Research Programme Manager. Administrative and practical support will be provided by the School.
Please see further details here (PDF).