Lay Member for Patient and Public Involvement Grade 4

This is a part-time post (3 days per week initially) for a lay project team member for patient and public involvement in a large-scale research project which will develop and test an intervention aimed at urgent dental care service users. You will join a core project team of 5, including researchers and administrative staff. The project is funded by NIHR Programme for Applied Research. You will lead on championing patient and public involvement activities in the research project, and in particular will assist a researcher in leading a Community Advisory Group consisting of patients and dentists in the development of intervention materials aimed at addressing inequalities in urgent dental care uptake. More generally, you will provide input into the research activities and dissemination from the patient and public perspective.

This role would suit an organised and motivated person who is passionate about their local community and ideally has an interest in dental care. While previous experience of patient and public involvement in research is not essential as training will be provided, experience of leadership, for example in a voluntary capacity, is needed. The post is available on a part-time basis 21 hours per week for 2 years, with the possibility of an extension for a further 3 years, working 14 hours per week.

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Closing date: 5 June 2018

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