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Public Engagement Lead

University of Glasgow

Location: Glasgow
Salary: £34,520 to £38,833
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 10th September 2018
Closes: 24th September 2018
Job Ref: 022582

Job Purpose

The Public engagement lead will plan and deliver an adapted citizens’ jury with people with learning disabilities for the Research Voices project. This project is funded by the Wellcome Trust, and delivered in partnership with Talking Mats,to develop and evaluate this approach to public engagement with people with learning disabilities in health research.

The post-holder will play a critical role in all stages of this innovative project from recruitment of participants, facilitation of the Citizens’ jury, liaising with project partners through to evaluation of the project.

The outcomes of this project will support the Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory and other researchers in the field of learning disabilities health research to improve the quality of public engagement with people with learning disabilities in the research process.

The post holder will provide specialist support for a range of communication, engagement and marketing activities and events that enhance the profile of the School.

This post is based in the University of Glasgow in the Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory.

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the Management, Professional and Administrative Grade, level 7, £35,210 - £39,610 per annum, pro rata.

This post is part time (17.5 hours), with funding available until 31 March 2020 in the first instance.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equality.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

Vacancy reference; 022582, closing date 24 September 2018.

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