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Public Involvement and Engagement Lead EDDRP UK

Public Involvement and Engagement Lead EDDRP UK

Posted 29 October by Partnership Jobs
Public Involvement and Engagement Lead

Location: London and/or remote

Basis: Full-time, Part-time, or Flexible

Salary range: £40k-45k

Closing date: 8th November

Please note that the employer for this role is EDDRP UK, not CRUK. This advert is being hosted on the CRUK website on behalf of EDDRP UK. All applications will be reviewed by EDDRP UK.

The Accelerating Detection of Disease (ADD) Challenge is a bold new initiative which aims to enrol the world's largest-ever cohort of 30+ year olds over the course of their lifetime and enable approved researchers around the world to analyse their data and develop interventions in early disease, especially in pre-symptomatic stages.

This is an incredible opportunity to join a fantastic team at the start of a project which is truly mission led. In this role you will have a tangible impact on improving health, longevity, and wellbeing of millions of people now and into the future.

The project was announced in summer 2018 with £79m government funding approved by HM Treasury with further investment and support expected to be provided by industry and charities. The founding team are working on the pilot with an anticipated launch in early 2021.

Summary of the Role's Main Purpose:

As Public Involvement and Engagement Lead you will be responsible for leading and delivering our public involvement and engagement strategy. A core part of our mission is to achieve diverse representation within the participant cohort, and to ensure that it is accessible and creating maximum public value, so this role is crucial to the success of the programme. You will bring your experience and expertise in engaging the public in projects which create public value and help us to attract participants from a broad range of racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and other backgrounds.

It is crucial that the benefits arising from the research facilitated by this programme are equitable, and therefore we need to ensure that people from across the UK, from all walks of life, inform the design and conduct of the programme, particularly relating to the recruitment strategy.

You will develop and execute a public involvement and engagement strategy that reflects the diversity and inclusive goals of the programme. You will engage with multiple stakeholders, and work closely with other members of a cross-functional team, with the goal of successfully recruiting a large and diverse cohort into the research programme.

Key Technical Skills, Knowledge, Experience and Behaviours


  • You have a proven track record of designing and delivering public engagement methods to drive participation and influence outcomes
  • You are skilled at strategic planning, evaluation and adapting plans based on insights and evidence
  • You have excellent research skills, work with tenacity and attention to detail, and can explore new topics through a range of research methods, including desk research and interview
  • You have excellent written and spoken English and can communicate complex subject matter in simple, engaging language
  • You are confident and able to write and speak about scientific subject matter when effectively briefed and supported by experts
  • You are quick to understand topics in unfamiliar domains and able to make balanced judgements based on complex evidence
  • You are motivated to make health research more open and accessible to diverse communities
  • You can engage and energise domain experts, aligned organisations, and the general public around a project through talks, workshops, events, and social media
  • You can manage competing demands in a complex programme environment
  • Strong leader, experienced in working effectively in an effective and supportive capacity with technical and non-technical stakeholders and teams at all levels
  • You have experience of carrying out research and public involvement and engagement activities in a relevant area that includes, but is not limited to, health and social care research, public engagement lead, market research, audience insights, broadcast research, media agency planning, or community engagement
  • You have experience of and expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
  • You have good digital literacy and excellent organisational skills and you can use project management and productivity tools

Reference: 41276488

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