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Patient and Participant Voice (PPV) and Clinical Research Coordinator

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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The East of England Neurosurgery Network (EoE NN) is hosted by Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) and is the region's Neurosurgery Clinical Network. It was launched in October 2023 and is a specialised service clinical network. Its triple aim is to improve quality, reduce inequalities, and to improve value of neurosurgical management across the eastern region.

As Patient and Participant Voice (PPV) and Clinical Research Coordinator, you will be responsible for at least two of the network's six workstreams in the 2024/5 financial year PPV and Research and medical technology. Supported by the Network Manager and Network Clinical Lead, you will be responsible for work programmes that address local, regional, and national priorities. Specifically, you will prepare and lead PPV and Clinical Research strategies in collaboration with the Network Board, focusing on patient outcomes.

The role will focus on transformational change and quality improvement through effective and sustainable approaches, as outlined in the Neurosurgery Network Specification.

Main duties of the job

Key responsibilities include:

Co-creation, delivery, and management of the East of England Neurosurgery Network (EoE NN) Patient and Participant Voice (PPV) engagement plan.

Draft of a network-specific Research Strategy including access and participation in clinical trials (encouraging patient participation in national, regional, and local research across relevant clinical disciplines, including dissemination of findings).

Supporting early and systematic adoption of innovation and research across the network.

Additional responsibilities, flexible to the candidate's experience include:

Analysis of population service needs, supported by gap analysis.

Analysis of workforce training needs, including contribution to an annual network training plan

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 12000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

Closing date is midnight on 21 April 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 29 April 2024

Why choose Cambridge University Hospitals?
  • Our values and reputation for outstanding care
  • Opportunities to experience a range of specialities
  • Career and development opportunities
  • Preceptorship and mentoring programmes delivered by a dedicated clinical education support team
  • Research experience and opportunities
  • Lovely location and quality of life
  • Excellent schools/colleges and transport links (road, rail and air)

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Member of relevant professional body. (NMC, HCPC)


  • Educated to Master's level or equivalent level of experience of working at a senior level in specialist area.



  • Extensive NHS experience.
  • Evidence of experience of project management within a clinical service (neurosurgery or related).
  • Evidence of successful organisational change management in a complex environment.


  • Some experience working within multiple Trusts.
  • Some experience of managing and leading a working group.



  • Strong knowledge and experience of project management techniques.
  • A broad understanding of the NHS.



  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload effectively.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgements when faced with conflicting pressures.
  • Ability to implement and interpret policies and procedures.
  • An enquiring and critical approach to work.
  • Ability to work well with colleagues and within a team.
  • Ability to adhere to regulations as well as work flexibly to meet the needs of the Trust.
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills with evidence of leadership and influencing abilities.
  • Ability to communicate and discuss complex information with clinical teams, non-clinical managers, senior health professionals, external agencies, and members of the public.
  • Highly developed analytical skills with well-developed IT skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Ability to lead on and present: written reports, plans and policies on behalf of the network.
  • Ability to identify risks, anticipate issues, and create solutions to resolve problems.
  • Ability to lead, motivate and inspire a team, support junior staff.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and manage own workload, working independently for a significant amount of time.
  • The ability to work under pressure.
  • Willing to drive around the East of England on a regular basis, regularly working from a laptop/hot desk.
  • Ability to travel around the country to meetings as required.
  • Actively develops themselves and supports others to do the same.
  • Demonstrable commitment to partnership working with a range of external organisations.
  • Determination, perseverance, and resilience.
  • Effective role model, demonstrating CUH values,

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave, at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.
  • Ability to travel as required for the role.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division D

Hills Road



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