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Events & Engagement Coordinator (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Funded by the Health Foundation, The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute (THIS Institute) has a remit to advance research into how to improve the quality and safety of patient care. The institute hosts around 40 staff, consisting of academics, operational and communications staff and visiting research fellows. It has strong links across University of Cambridge departments, with RAND Europe, a not-for-profit Cambridge-based research organisation, and with Homerton College, Cambridge, as well as with multiple external partners. The institute is generously funded by the Health Foundation, receiving around £40m over ten years. It is envisaged that the institute will attract other external research funds and philanthropic support, with the aim of becoming self-sustaining by 2027.

The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute (THIS Institute) seeks to appoint a part time Events and Engagement Coordinator. The successful candidate will be responsible for the design and delivery of a programme of high quality events and engagement activities.

A major responsibility will be leading on the institute's high profile flagship annual event, THIS Space. The event brings together healthcare staff and patients, as well as academics and others working in healthcare improvement research. You will devise, plan and deliver a fully virtual event, managing the programme, budget and communications, and overseeing logistics.

Working within the communications & engagement team, you will also support the delivery of a range of activities, with scope to be creative, to support the engagement of a number of stakeholders with healthcare improvement research.

The post holder will be educated to degree level with proven experience and expertise of managing major complex engagement events from planning to implementation. The individual will have the ability to grasp complex scientific ideas, including those relating to health services research and be able to communicate these to patents, public and other stakeholders. Excellent communication and written skills are essential for this post.

Informal enquiries are welcomed. Please contact

The position is part-time (0.6 FTE). Funds are available until 30 September 2021. The post holder will be based at The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge CB2 0AH (approximately two miles south of the city centre).

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Closing date: 8 June 2020

Interview date: 15 June 2020

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference RH23109 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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