Current vacancies at the Trust

Patient and Public Engagement Specialist

Band 7

Main area
Patient and Stakeholder Engagement
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Minerva House, Borough
£38,036 - £48,256 p.a inc. HCA
25/06/2017 23:59

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.

Are you committed to engaging patient and public stakeholders in the design and development of services in the community and our hospitals? At Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, we want to ensure the voices of patients, carers and public stakeholders are at the centre of our everyday business. We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to take responsibility for managing projects relating to the implementation patient and public engagement strategy and policy across the Trust.

You must have demonstrable experience of implementing successful patient and public engagement strategy. You will have a good working knowledge of legislation relating to patient and public engagement and specialist knowledge across a range of stakeholder engagement practices, techniques and approaches underpinned by theoretical knowledge from study and relevant practical experience preferably in a social / market research or academic environment. You will be a source of information and advice with regard to good practice in respect to patient and public engagement, responding to requests from colleagues across the Trust, who want to involve patients and other key stakeholders in their work. Sometimes this will mean dealing with contentious issues.

You must have proven data skills, with the ability to analyse and interpret a both quantitative and qualitative data. You should be politically astute and have strong communication skills and be able to present findings of patient and public engagement activities in a meaningful way.

You should be educated to degree level (or equivalent experience) and have substantial experience of patient and public engagement, ideally within the NHS, social research sector, a public or voluntary sector organisation.

For more information, please contact Andrea Carney, Trust Patient and Public Engagement Manager

The closing date for applications is Sunday 25 June. Please note, interviews will take place on 4 July 2017 and prior to this you may be invited to attend an assessment centre on Friday 30 June.

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For more information and an informal discussion, please contact Andrea Carney, Trust Patient and Public Engagement Manager, at

If you have problems applying, contact
Corporate & CEF Recruitment Team
New City Court, Guy's Hospital
Great Maze Pond Road

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.