University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Patient and Public Involvement

United Kingdom

Closing in 5 days

Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Officer Population Sciences

Location: Southampton General Hospital Salary: £34,980 to £42,978 per annum Full Time Fixed Term until 30/09/2028 Closing Date: Thursday 18 April 2024 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 2665424LG

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team of the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Research Support Service Hub, and the National Specialist Centre for Public Health delivered by the University of Southampton and Partners (RSS USP), located in the Faculty of Medicine.

Who are we?

The NIHR funds, enables and delivers world-leading health and social care research that improves people's health and wellbeing. Our research helps turn discoveries into new or improved treatments, diagnostics, medical technologies and services. It provides those working in the NHS, public health, global health and social care with the evidence they need to better support patients, the public and people who need care.

The NIHR RSS is a new national research initiative providing seamless access to research support, advice, design and collaboration, from planning through to delivery for researchers working across the remit of NIHR in England. Our Hub has also been designated to provide the National RSS Specialist Centre in Public Health.

A full range of support for the development of public health research funding applications is available, from advice on very early research ideas to research design, advice on setting up studies, community partnership and involvement, and collaboration opportunities.

What will you do?

As someone who is passionate about the importance of how patients and the public can help shape the future of the health research and healthcare, you role will focus on the promotion and facilitation of public involvement in research. This will involve building links with patient and community groups, and facilitating consultation and collaborations with the public and researchers. You will support research teams to help ensure that feedback from the public helps shape their research plans, and support the writing of applications to ensure plans for PPI are embedded throughout proposed research.

The role is being advertised as full time, however part time or job-share would be possible. Please just let us know.

Why join us?

We understand that our staff are our greatest asset, and we take the care of our staff seriously. Some of the perks of working with us, include:

Hybrid Working - We're pleased to offer a hybrid-working arrangement as we know the many benefits this can bring to our staff and us as an organisation. We strive for cohesive and collaborative teams so our expectation is you spend around 20% of your time in the office.

Workplace Wellbeing - As a university we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work. With a generous holiday allowance as well as additional university closure days we are committed to supporting our staff and students and open to a flexible working approach.

Potential applicants wishing to discuss the post informally may contact the PPI Lead Megan Barlow-Pay [email protected]

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  • We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and welcome applicants who support our mission of inclusivity.

    Apply by midnight on the closing date. For assistance contact Recruitment on +44(0)2380 592750 or [email protected] quoting the job number.


    Job details


    Patient and Public Involvement


    University of Southampton


    United Kingdom


    March 22, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 18, 2024

    Job type



    Medicine,Social Science

    About the employer

    One of the top research universities in the U.K., the University of Southampton is best-known for its innovative learning system. The university is a founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Originating from Hartley Institution in 1862, Southampton got the university status in 1952.
    The University of Southampton offers undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation year courses in various disciplines. The different departments of the university include the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Apart from the core subjects, Southampton also offers some exclusive areas of study including audiology, acoustical engineering, archaeology, criminology, optoelectronics, and gerontology.

    The university has seven campuses; amongst them, five are in Southampton itself and the other two are in Winchester and Malaysia, respectively. Highfields is the main campus of the University of Southampton. Notably, Southampton is a vibrant city with enormous opportunities. All the seven campuses of the University of Southampton boast of world-class infrastructure. The campuses maintain the most optimized environs for advanced learning. There are hi-tech laboratories, art studios, and libraries on the campuses. The university comprises highly-experienced faculty members who are from the academia as well as respective industries. Further, Southampton maintains collaborations with the leading universities and institutions across the world for student exchange and study-abroad programs.

    The University of Southampton is dedicated to research-oriented education. It has partnered with other universities, government bodies and industries to conduct integrated research and innovation programs. The university is also funded by businesses for commercial research and development. Southampton conducts skill development programs for students catering to the demands of industries. The adaptability and aptitude for evolving technologies are cultivated amongst the students to help them grow as future leaders. Further, the university has a placement cell and maintains tie-ups with industries for the placements of students.

    The University of Southampton features holistic environments for the overall development of the students. Apart from best-in-class academic modules, the university offers ample opportunities to maintain physical fitness and mental well-being. There are sports courts, swimming pools, gymnasiums and cafeterias on the campuses. Further, regular fitness classes, sports meets, cross-disciplinary activities, competitions, cultural events, and fests are organized at the university. The University of Southampton also engages in various social and environmental awareness campaigns. Moreover, students get the opportunity to participate in community development initiatives. The university has the mission to build a better world with innovative minds.

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