Job as Affected person and Public Participation Coordinator at King’s Enchancment Science at KINGS COLLEGE LONDON


job description

The job holder will combine lived experience in accessing health and/or human services with research and project management skills to coordinate patient and public participation (PPI) for King’s Improvement Science (HIS).

KIS is an applied research and evaluation program funded by King’s Health Partners and based at the Center for Implementation Science (CIS) at King’s College London.

This position is a split position and the position holder will work closely and collaboratively with the existing KIS PPI Coordinator. The post holder will work with members of the King’s Improvement Science team, members of the public and staff from partner organizations to mainstream public member participation in HIS projects. The post holder will also be involved in research activities, including planning, conducting and disseminating research and evaluation projects.

For more information on King’s Improvement Science, visit:

Further information on the Center for Implementation Science is available at:

We welcome and encourage applicants from a variety of communities and backgrounds, including those with disabilities, lived experience of illness, and neurodivergent individuals.

Work accommodations can be provided through the Department of Works and Pensions’ Access to Work program to assist the job holder with access requirements, including advice, equipment, financial support, a range of assistive technologies and coaching and mentoring for staff.

This position is advertised for a limited period until September 30th, 2024.

This position is available part-time or full-time: 60% – 100% full-time equivalent.

This position allows for some flexibility in working hours and patterns. Where the context of the COVID-19 pandemic allows, the job holder will be expected to work approximately 40-60% of their time from our offices in Denmark Hill, south London, and be able to work from home the remainder of their time if they wish so.

main responsibilities

• Ensure that patients and the public are involved in HIS work whenever possible

• Coordinate patient and public participation in HIS projects and activities

• Organize meetings and events attended by a diverse group of patients/service users, carers and the public

• Organize payments and expenses for public members involved in activities

• Maintain frequent communication with our Patient and Public Involvement Group and feed them through a variety of communication channels, e.g. B. by email, phone calls or video calls, with updates

• Working closely with leaders in patient and community engagement in all partner organisations, including working closely with the Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) South London PPI Coordinator

• Learn improvement and implementation science and work with the team to apply this knowledge in research projects

• Contribution to study design, data collection and analysis – in partnership with researchers, health and social workers and PPI colleagues

• Communicate HIS work through presentations and reports, and contribute to peer-reviewed publications

• Contribute to and attend appropriate meetings and events as appropriate

• Contribute to teaching, training, and other learning activities

• Communicate regularly and effectively with relevant colleagues and stakeholders from King’s College London/Health Services and Population Research Department/Center for Implementation Science, Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) South London, King’s Health Partners (KHP) and other stakeholders

• Deal effectively with problems as they arise

• Contribute to decisions affecting the team

• Demonstrate appropriate time management techniques

• Ensure compliance with protocols, policies and research governance

• Demonstrate initiative, autonomy and self-motivation

• Get help and guidance when needed

• Take relevant training to improve your skills

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive and the job holder will be required to assume those duties and responsibilities that can reasonably be expected given the scope and grading of the job.

skills, knowledge and experience

Essential Criteria

1. Training in research methods including data collection and data analysis skills through a bachelor’s degree OR equivalent research experience

2. Personal experience of accessing or accessing health and/or social services

3. Experience of liaising with patients/service users/carers/the public and coordinating their involvement in projects or activities

4. Demonstrable interest in health and social services evaluation, quality improvement, and improvement and implementation science

5. Demonstrable understanding of accessibility requirements, inclusive participation practices, sensitivity to different ways of working and structural barriers to participation

6. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with demonstrated ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships both within and across organizational boundaries

7. Good working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, including working with Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to conduct work meetings virtually using Microsoft Teams and Zoom

8. Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to manage a varied workload, adapting to changing agendas and reprioritizing workloads while meeting performance targets and milestones

Desirable Criteria

1. Experience of working in organizations of health or social service providers or within a university, e.g. B. as an intern or expert through experience

2. An understanding of the ethics of involving patients/service users, carers and the public in research and why this is important

3. Understanding of the communities and health and social care systems in the areas served by the King’s Health Partners NHS Trusts; Willingness to build relationships in the area

Further information

Please note that this role is Not Eligible for funding for a skilled worker visa

Interviews are expected to take place in mid-September

This item is subject to disclosure and blocking service and occupational health clearance. Information gleaned from DBS exams can help managers make an informed decision about whether or not to appoint a candidate. The decision whether to hire a person whose DBS check results in a conviction or other relevant information lies with the university. The information provided is carefully checked, taking into account all relevant circumstances, and assessed on a case-by-case basis.

patient and public participation; Research; improvement science