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Inclusive Research Manager

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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The Inclusive Research Manager will be responsible for ensuring that our research opportunities are as accessible to our patients and members of the public as possible, and for supporting our campus as an inclusive place to undertake world-class life-changing health research.

Main duties of the job

This role will support the implementation of NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy and coordinate community engagement activity in collaboration with our key partners and stakeholders.

The post holder will manage implementation of initiatives designed to increase diversity of research trainees, staff, research participants and public contributors.

The successful candidate will work autonomously but collaboratively as a senior member of R& D and BRC PPI and communication teams locally and regionally, and lead coordination of regional efforts to increase research participation and involvement.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 13,000 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.

Please note:- Internal applicants on permanent contracts can only apply for this post as a secondment and must have the approval of your current line manager before applying.

As per Home Office guidelines, please be aware that, unfortunately, the Trust is unable to offer sponsorship for this particular position.

This vacancy will close at midnight on

Interviews are due to be held on

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



  • Educated to Master's degree level or equivalent in health, research, equality, diversity and inclusion or a related discipline


  • Qualification/training in EDI relating to health inequalities or research



  • Experience of working with underserved and historically excluded groups and communities
  • Experience of working in an equality, diversity and inclusion-related field
  • Experience of public and/or community involvement and engagement practices and activities
  • Experience of training evaluation and development
  • Developing, writing and implementation of policies
  • Experience of cross organisation collaboration and partnership working


  • Experience of working across large and diverse teams and organisations
  • Experience working in an NHS, research or health charity environment
  • Experience leading public and community involvement and engagement activities



  • Understanding and knowledge of legislation and issues relating to equality, diversity and inclusion in healthcare, research and health inequalities
  • Awareness of key funders and organisations in healthcare and research, including NIHR, Healthwatch and health charities
  • Knowledge of the principles of stakeholder management


  • Awareness of national policies and trends surrounding health research, EDI and health inequalities



  • Outstanding people skills, with the ability to work productively with individuals from a variety of backgrounds in different settings and circumstances, maintaining effective and appropriate relationships
  • Ability to challenge and have difficult conversations
  • Have the skills to motivate colleagues at all levels to engage and support measures to improve equality, diversity and inclusion in health research


  • Ability to organise and deliver public engagement events
  • Able to make a connection between their work and the benefit to patients and the public
  • Ability to facilitate meetings and activities with diverse groups of people, ensuring participants can be heard

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
  • Able to work on own initiative, organising and prioritising workloads to changing and often tight deadlines
  • Ability to work without supervision
  • Ability and willingness to travel regularly across the region, including by car


  • Demonstrated interest in health research
  • Demonstrated commitment to increasing inclusivity and reducing inequalities in health research

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division R& D

Hills Rd



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