Inclusive Research and Education Practices Coordinator
We are pleased to offer this excellent opportunity to join our team in the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care as the Faculty Inclusive Research & Education Practices Coordinator. This is a great opportunity to gain experience within the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care’s world-leading established research and education divisions.
The postholder will provide high quality and comprehensive administrative, and project support to the Vice Dean of Research and Impact (VDRI) and Faculty Research and Impact Manager (FRIM) as well as ensuring the successful delivery of key research culture initiatives across the Faculty.
As part of the Faculty research office, you will be required to work closely with the VDRI, FRIM and our Inclusive Research Practices working group members, as well as act as a central point of contact for all Faculty research culture enquiries.
This role is focused on helping deliver the 3 aims of our Faculty Research Culture project funded by Research England. The aims are: (1) to increase the diversity of our NMPC researchers (2) to increase the diversity of research participants to our NMPC research studies and findings to reflect the diversity of London/UK populations and (3) to increase the diversity of our Patient & Public Involvement (PPI) groups/representatives and our PPI strategies.
The postholder will collect data, undertake analyses, co-ordinate work, support co-creation processes and dissemination work in relation to the three aims of the project.
More broadly, the role will include supporting and facilitating the delivery of PPI by NMPC staff in our research and education projects through provision of advice and training, coordinating a proposed online forum for public involvement, and organisation and delivery of public involvement activities with our patient and public contributors.
Why choose us?
King’s College London is a leading University with one of the largest groups of applied and allied health and social care researchers in the world, across nine Faculties. For the last three years, our Faculty has been number 2 in the world and number 1 in Europe for Nursing (QS world rankings). King’s produces more highly cited research outputs (top 1% citations) on palliative care than any other centre internationally (SciVal). It is among the top in the world for midwifery and palliative care research and education and has strong research in technologies applied to clinical care, care in long term conditions and in methodologies, including co-design and our Nightingale-Saunders Complex Clinical Trials Unit. Our faculty includes the Cicely Saunders Institute for Palliative Care, the world’s only purpose-built Institute for Palliative Care, uniting research, education and clinical care.
This post will be offered on an a fixed-term contract until 31/07/2026.
This is a part-time post - 60% full time equivalent.
To be responsible for oversight of the Faculty’s Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Action Plan relating to Inclusive Research and Education Practices which includes Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in our research and education projects, research participant and community researcher strategy and activity, a proposed online forum and patient and public involvement group
To undertake data collection and analysis relating to the three aims of the project, and prepare reports based on the findings
To be the point of contact for researchers and education staff to support public involvement (PPI and research participant)
To support and facilitate PPI across Faculty projects and activities including development of PPI resources and facilitation of public involvement workshops and meetings
To support the dissemination of the Faculty’s PPI and research participant activities including managing and drafting of public facing materials (e.g. webpages, leaflets, social media)
To contribute to and deliver relevant training on PPI and research participant activities to researchers, students and public members
To coordinate the Faculty Inclusive Research & Education Practices Advisory Group and provide administrative support to the leads of three working groups relating to the 3 aims of the projects
To oversee and process expense and remuneration claims from public contributors
To engage with KCL-wide activities on behalf of NMPC and with support of the FRIM relating to inclusive research practices and research culture more broadly
Undertake any other reasonable duties, including assisting with other projects, that may be requested by the Vice Dean of Research and Impact, Faculty Research and Impact Manager or their team
The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.
Skills, knowledge, and experience
- Good standard of general education (undergraduate degree) or significant relevant vocational experience. Knowledge of issues relating to public involvement in research, including importance of providing advice on undertaking public involvement to researchers and facilitating public involvement activities with members of the public. Experience of working in an administrative or coordination role, ideally in a UK Higher Education, NHS, Charity or research-related environment. Demonstrates a commitment to promoting equality, diversity and inclusivity for staff and students. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to adapt communication as appropriate to the situation. Excellent IT skills (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, databases, and internet browsers). Excellent relationship building skills, with public members, researchers and external networks. Excellent organisational skills, able to balance competing work demands (workload) and manage own time in order to meet imminent and distant deadlines. Experience of producing reports.
- Ability to work independently as well as part of a multi-disciplinary team including researchers, clinicians and patient and public members. Understanding of the benefits and challenges of public involvement in research. Knowledge of financial and accounting processes. The ability to be resourceful and identify solutions to problems independently.
Candidates are strongly encouraged to specifically address the essential criteria outlined in the Person Specification in their covering letter.
We are committed to continually improving the diversity of our workforce, and therefore we encourage applications from all groups. This includes from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic groups, the LGBTQI+ community, those who are neurodiverse and those with a disability.