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Public and Professional Involvement Worker, CARE

Cardiff University

Location: Cardiff
Salary: £32,332 to £34,980 per annum (Grade 5)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 30th November 2023
Closes: 7th January 2024
Job Ref: 17805BR

An exciting new Public & Professional Involvement worker has arisen to join the new Research Centre for Adult Social Care Research, (CARE) aligned to Cardiff University’s School of Social Sciences to support the Involvement work at CARE.

In this role you will provide advice, guidance and support to staff within and beyond CARE in relation to the involvement of people with lived experience of adult social care services, unpaid carers and practitioners in research. Your primary focus will be in relation to the work taking place to support the public involvement infrastructure in CARE, funded by HCRW. This includes leading on a Public Involvement Board and a Practitioners’ forum. You will also have the opportunity to work on individual projects to involve those with lived experience and practitioners, and explore opportunities for development across the centre. You will advise and support the dissemination of research findings to people with lived experience of social care, practitioners and the general public.

Please note that you need to have a willingness to travel across Wales and to be flexible regarding working hours to meet the needs of research projects. You may occasionally be expected to work evenings and weekends to respond to participatory and engagement activities. 

This role is eligible to be offered on a blended working basis, meaning that as well as spending time offsite or working at SPARK, our Social Science Research Park, you can also choose to spend some time working from another location, e.g. your home. Discussions around these arrangements can take place after the successful candidate has been appointed. The University is committed to offering this flexibility, wherever the role and business need allows, supporting work-life balance. 

This post is full-time (35 hours per week), is fixed term until 31st March 2028 and is immediately available.

Salary: £32,332 - £34,980 per annum (Grade 5), with 3 annual increments up to £34,980 per annum (final salary at top of grade).

Responsible to the Centre Manager.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 1st February 2024

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Professor Sally Holland, academic lead for public involvement. HollandS1@cardiff.ac.uk.

CARE particularly welcomes applications from candidates with personal lived experience of adult social care services. Note that applicants will not be expected to disclose, evidence or demonstrate this either at application or if selected for interview.

Cardiff University offers many excellent benefits, including 45 days annual leave (including bank holidays), blended working (meaning you will be able to work from home for some of your time), a cycle to work scheme and other travel initiatives, annual increments up the pay scale, and more. It is an exciting and vibrant place to work, with many different challenges and is a proud Living Wage supporter.

As the biggest university in Wales – and a major employer, with more than 7,000 staff – we are an ambitious and innovative university located in a beautiful and thriving capital city. We can offer you the chance to work in a vibrant organisation, with great benefits and opportunities for progression.

Closing date: Sunday, 7 January 2024 2023

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

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