NIHR SSCR Involvement Manager

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NIHR School for Social Care Research


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.


Candidates should have:

·     Understanding and lived experience of using, or supporting individuals using, adult social care services;

·     Experience of being involved in a co-production process or working collaboratively with people with lived experience;

·     Experience of public involvement in a research or policy advisory group(s), ideally in a leadership, management or oversight role;

·     Ability to share diverse experiences from people with lived experience through their interactions and networks in addition to their own personal experiences;

·     Experience of supporting researchers and/or public advisors with involvement in research activities and problem solving;

·     Ability to listen to others and express own views in a constructive way 

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.


For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.


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The closing date for receipt of applications is 31 August 2022 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.