Research Assistant–Service User & Carer Involvement Coordinator

University College London - Division of Psychiatry

Part Time: 14.6 (40% FTE)

The Department of Health is setting up a new Mental Health Policy Research Unit, run by a research team based at University College London and Kings College London. This unit will carry out a programme of policy-relevant research over the next five years, as agreed with the Department of Health.

We are seeking to recruit a Service User and Carer Involvement Coordinator for the Unit. The post holder will manage public involvement activity within the unit, under the direction of the PPI Lead and the Unit Directors. This will include organising a Lived Experience Advisory Panel (LEAP) of mental health service users and carers, making links with other PRU advisors, user- and carer- led groups nationally, and contributing to writing up and publicising the work of the unit for a wide audience.

This part time post (2 days a week) is funded until 31st August 2022 in the first instance.

Applicants will need some previous experience of coordinating service user and carer involvement, ideally in a mental health research context. They will also need personal experience of using mental health services, or experience of supporting a close friend or family member who has used or uses mental health services.

UCL vacancy reference: 1698796       

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.If you have any queries regarding the vacancy please contact: Dr. Brynmor Lloyd-Evans, . For general queries about the application process please contact Ros Brown, , tel: 020 7679 9038. Those selected for interview will be contacted by email so please ensure your contact details are correct.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59

Interview Date: 29 January 2018

Any offer of employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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