Patient involvement and engagement

£15,000 - £19,999
04 Sep 2019
08 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Part Time
The European Lung Foundation (ELF) is seeking a confident, outgoing candidate for an exciting and varied role in the area of patient and public involvement, based in central Sheffield.

The European Lung Foundation (ELF) was founded by a professional medical organisation called the European Respiratory Society (ERS) in 2000 with the aim of bringing together patients and the public with respiratory professionals to positively influence respiratory medicine. ELF covers all lung conditions across all European countries.

The ELF does this in two ways: 1. by making patients and the public aware of the work being done by the ERS via the ELF website, factsheets, press releases and public awareness campaigns; and 2. by facilitating the involvement of patients and the public in the activities of the ERS, including its annual conference, guideline production and patient-centred research.

ELF is seeking a strong candidate to join the patient involvement and engagement team within the organisation.

Aims of the role include:
  • Manage and develop patient involvement in all ERS activities
  • Work with specific ERS and ELF projects to ensure that patients are able to productively input and lead where appropriate
  • Coordinate specific Patient Advisory Groups in different topic areas
  • Help manage the involvement of patient organisations in the ERS International Congress
  • Advocate for the role of patients, carers and patient organisations within science and healthcare, specifically in the respiratory arena
  • Work with other members of the ELF team on patient input into EU-funded projects

Skills required for the role include:
  • Education to undergraduate or postgraduate degree level
  • A background in patient and public involvement (PPI)
  • Experience of carrying out consultation work with patients and the public, such as surveys, focus groups and interviews
  • Experience of systematic reviewing useful
  • Experience of ethics an advantage
  • Confidence to communicate by email, phone and face-to-face with patients and the public and professionals from across Europe
  • Great organisational and writing skills, with some experience of websites
  • Confidence to make presentations
  • Experience of communicating complicated concepts simply
  • Strong team player as well as confident working as an individual
  • European experience or European language skills beneficial
  • Limited European travel will be a part of the role, which will include some overnight stays

The position is part time (80%), but this may be flexible.

Please send a CV and covering letter outlining why you would be suitable for the position to Pippa Powell, by email via the button below.