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Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

Plan and implement projects/initiatives to support the delivery of the CRN PPIE plan

  •  Provide the main contact for information and advice on Patient, and Public involvement and engagement in the CRN South West Peninsula
  •  Collaborate with the CRN South West Peninsula Communications and Engagement Manager to develop greater involvement and engagement
  • Provide the main contact for information and advise on PPIE in the CRN South West Peninsula
  • The post holder may be required to supervise, train or manage other staff
  • Attend national meetings and support the regional implementation of national strategies
  • The post holder may be required to support, train or mentor patients, and members of the public in their roles.

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role:

We are looking for a Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Officer to join the NIHR CRN SWP team. The successful applicant will ideally work from our Plymouth office although we are open to applications from candidates who would be happier working in any of our other offices - Exeter, Truro or Taunton. 

The role is dynamic and challenging and offers an exciting opportunity for a creative and confident individual to deliver and shape our involvement and engagement activities working with health and care research teams across Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. 

Within this role you will be leading on the delivery of our annual Participant in Research Experience Survey, facilitating focus groups, working with voluntary and community sector organisations and ensuring public/patient involvement and engagement is a key part of research delivery. 

Working Pattern: Monday - Friday office hours. Some flexibility required occasionally on evenings and weekend.

Interview Date: Tuesday 18th April 2023

For further information please contact: Sophie Henderson Communications and Engagement Manager via 

This is a fixed term contract until 31st March 2024. For current NHS employees this post could be a secondment opportunity.

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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