Graphic illustration of some of the UCL Centre for Co-production work and discussions to date (Photo and design credit: Debbie Roberts, Engage Visually)

The UCL Centre for Co-production in Health Research is recruiting!

Interested in co-production, co-creation and health research?

Keen to learn more and looking for a job? We’d love to hear from you! We are recruiting a Project Coordinator to join the UCL Centre for Co-production in Health Research team, details on how to apply are outlined below.

What is the UCL Centre for Co-production in Health Research all about?

The Centre, which is funded by the Welcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF3) until August 2021 is currently under development. It is co-producing innovative approaches to involve a diverse range of people in research design, particularly seldom heard-from voices. As a group of interested patients, carers, members of the local community, researchers and healthcare practitioners we are working together (in line with our co-created ‘principles that we want to live by’) to develop the Centre. We make decisions collaboratively about how we co-produce the Centre and are working to ensure that the end result is a Centre that works for everyone. The development work to date has involved over 130 collaborators, we have funded four pilot projects and supported a fifth pilot to learn about what works and what doesn’t in relation to co-production.

The Centre work is closely aligned to the increasing focus of Government, funders, communities and researchers on co-production as a way of addressing current and future health and social care challenges. As such, we are keen to take this project from a small and self-contained one to a scaled-up, integrated and embedded one across the UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences, and ultimately, the institution as a whole. The Centre is due to officially launch in mid 2020. The Centre development work is currently funded until 2021.

In order to achieve all of this we are looking for someone like you to join the team!

The aim is for the role to be on a full time basis but are open to a conversation about a part time post. The role is initially for a four month period but likely to be extended.

If you would like to find out more about the Centre please have a read of our blogs about the work completed to date.

What do you need to do in order to apply for this job?

You simply need to:

1. Have a read of the Job Description in PDF for the role (if you would prefer a Word version of the document this is also available, please email Niccola).

2. Write a statement (approximately 500 words/1 page of A4) about how you meet the job role Person Specification requirements – if you would like to have a chat beforehand this is no problem at all, please email Niccola on the details below and we can set up a time.

3. Email your 1 page statement and your 1-2 page CV (Curriculum Vitae) to Niccola – the deadline for doing this is 11pm on Wednesday 1 May 2019.

4. If shortlisted you will be invited to a short informal interview during week commencing Monday 13 May 2019.

5. Should you require travel expenses in order to be able to attend the interview or if you have any access or participation requirements please don’t hesitate to let Niccola know.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Contact details

Please send all applications to:

Niccola Hutchinson-Pascal
Email: n.pascal@ucl.ac.uk