If you want to make a difference, by working for an outstanding university institute that has a positive impact on people’s health and wellbeing, then read on. Two full time positions are available to work within a fast-paced knowledge exchange unit within Oxford Brookes University.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, you will initially work remotely. In the longer term, you will be expected to spend some of your time working in our Oxford office, with regular UK wide travel.
About the roles; We are a small knowledge exchange unit embedded within the University looking to further enhance the skills and capacity of our team because of growing demand for our support. As well as strong communication and problem-solving skills, these roles require an active interest in business development and public care - health, social care, supported housing and children’s services.
We are looking for enthusiastic, intellectually curious and motivated team players to join us as a Senior Conultane or a Consultant. You will be responsible for leading and/or undertaking knowledge exchange projects and ensuring the successful delivery of agreed commitments to our clients.
Projects could include a wide range of activities, such as facilitating a meeting, delivering a training session, designing a survey, analysing and interpreting data, researching best practice, writing a report or interviewing someone who works in the sector e.g. in a care home or a local authority. You are likely to be working on several projects at any one time.
We are particularly interested in applications from people - with a versatile research skill set, able to undertake qualitative and quantitative research OR - who have primary, community, secondary or public health services experience in the UK – either operational or commissioning experience as well as those who have developed health policy and strategy; OR - been involved in programmes of change or transformation within mental health, learning disability, or children and young people’s services; OR - experience of supporting the care sector to safely achieve the benefits of digital technology.
About the Institute: The Institute of Public Care (IPC) at Oxford Brookes University provides applied research and evaluation, consultancy, and training to help NHS trusts, government bodies, local authorities, charities and commercial organisations make a positive impact on people’s health and wellbeing. We have a high profile, strong reputation and excellent track record.
This is not your usual university post. We evaluate and develop the areas of public care that matter most to people, producing actionable and insightful results to drive improvement and innovation in care. If you are passionate about making a difference, then IPC could be the place for you. To find out more about what we do, visit http://ipc.brookes.ac.uk/
Working alongside colleagues who are experts in their field, you will play an important role in achieving our vision. To support you we offer a friendly, rewarding place to work with many benefits including generous holiday entitlement and contributory pension scheme. For more information about working for Oxford Brookes see https://www.brookes.ac.uk/job-vacancies/working-at-brookes/
We value diversity and inclusion and strongly encourage applicants from black and ethnic minority backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBT+ community or other underrepresented backgrounds.
How to apply: To apply for either role, please click on the apply button below. Please clearly state which role you are applying for. You are required to upload your CV and a supporting statement that demonstrates how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification.
If you would like to have a discussion before applying, please do not hesitate to contact us on email@example.com and we can arrange a call with Fiona Richardson, Philip Provenzano or another member of the team.
Any offer of employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Closing date for applications 16 March Interviews will take place via Zoom
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