PATIENT INVOLVEMENT MANAGER Salary: £33,000 - £35,000 per annum + benefitsContract: PermanentLocation: Stratford w/ high-flexibility / home-working consideredClosing date: Sunday 9th May 2021, 23:55* Shortlisting for interview will take place on a rolling basis so early application is strongly encouraged * We're looking for a self-motivated and influential individual with a personal commitment to Public & Patient Involvement. Why we need you Cancer Research UK (CRUK) have an ambitious patient involvement strategy to put people affected by cancer (PaC) at the heart of our work, partnering with them to shape our work wherever their insight and expertise can add value. Working collaboratively across the Patient Involvement team, you will be responsible for identifying and driving high-impact opportunities for PaC to get involved in and help shape CRUK's work, predominantly within the Research & Innovation directorate. We need you to contribute to developing a strong patient involvement culture at CRUK by increasing awareness and equipping staff with the knowledge, skills and resources to get the most from their involvement. You will be a strong influencer with a track record of building collaborative relationships and have excellent communication and facilitation skills. What will I be doing? We're looking for an experienced individual to... Have strategic responsibility for a programme of activity to increase high-value patient involvement, externally, in the research we fundBuild and manage relationships with teams predominantly across the Research & Innovation (R&I) Directorate and work collaboratively to drive & maintain an increase in patient involvement/user involvement in their work, where it adds valueCoach teams and individual staff members to develop meaningful and innovative patient involvement activitiesEquip internal teams and staff with the knowledge, skills and resources to develop meaningful and innovative patient involvement activities in line with best practiceMonitor and evaluate involvement, with an insight-led approach, in order to measure the success of our work and continuously improve quality and impactEnsure that people affected by cancer who engage with CRUK have a consistently positive and inspiring experience of CRUK. To view a full job description please click here What we're looking for We're looking for someone who has...Previous experience of patient and public/user involvement best practice ideally in relation to healthcare or health/medical researchThe ability to think strategically to leverage new opportunities to increase patient involvement.A track record of being a strong influencer who can build collaborative relationships using diplomacy, tact and tenacityAn experienced facilitator who can confidently guide and direct groups and manage challenging behaviour. What will I gain? Without you we wouldn't be able to achieve our aim of seeing 3 in 4 people survive cancer by 2034. So we want to reward you in as many ways as possible. Our benefits package includes discounts on anything from travel to technology, generous holiday allowance, gym membership, childcare vouchers and much more. You'll also be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. And ultimately you'll know that you'll be changing lives through your work. If you're as ambitious as we are, join our collective force and enjoy an excellent career, as we save lives and add years.