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New role! Join the King’s Improvement Science team as a patient and public involvement coordinator

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King’s Improvement Science, a research team within the Centre for Implementation Science at King’s College London, is recruiting a patient and public involvement coordinator.

As a KIS patient and public involvement coordinator you will arrange lived experience involvement in implementation and improvement research across physical and mental health services in south-east London.

Current and recent projects include work on remote mental health consultations; evaluating the roll-out of a remote monitoring tool for rheumatoid arthritis patients; and investigating the preferences and experiences of people waiting for heart surgery. 

Rachel Rowan Olive, KIS patient and public involvement coordinator (job share partner for the role) says:

“I came to this job via my own lived experience research and activism in healthcare. It’s challenging, but very satisfying, to help create spaces for more people to get involved, the way others have done for me over the years. As well as being enjoyable, job sharing has made the workplace accessible for me as a disabled worker and I’m really looking forward to getting a new partnership going”

About the role

The postholder will bring together their lived experience of accessing health and/or social care services with research and project management skills to coordinate patient and public involvement for King’s Improvement Science (KIS).  

KIS is a King’s Health Partners-funded applied research and evaluation programme, hosted within the Centre for Implementation Science (CIS) at King’s College London. 

This post is a job-share and the postholder will work closely and collaboratively with the existing KIS PPI coordinator. The postholder will work with members of the King’s Improvement Science team, members of the public, and staff in partner organisations, to embed the involvement of public members within KIS projects. The postholder will also be involved in research activities, including the planning, delivery and dissemination of research and evaluation projects.

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse communities and backgrounds, including those with disabilities, lived experience of ill health and neurodivergent individuals.  


  • Contract: fixed-term until 30 September 2024
  • Hours: part-time or full-time (60%-100% full time equivalent)
  • Salary: £34,502 to £39,333
  • Apply by: 15 September 2022

Key responsibilities include:

  • Ensure patient and public involvement is present in KIS work where possible  
  • Coordinate patient and public involvement within KIS projects and activities 
  • Arrange meetings and events to be attended by a diverse group of patients/service users, carers and the public 
  • Arrange payment and expenses for public members who are involved in activities  
  • Maintain frequent communication with and provide updates to our patient and public involvement group via different modes of communication, eg, through email, phone calls or video calls 
  • Work closely with patient and public involvement leads across partner organisations, including a close collaborative relationship with the Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) South London PPI coordinator 
  • Learn about improvement and implementation science and work with the team to apply this knowledge within research projects 
  • Contribute to study design, data collection and analysis – in partnership with researchers, health and social care staff and PPI colleagues 
  • Disseminate KIS work through presentations and reports and collaborate on peer-reviewed publications

Find out more and apply here by 15 September

Please contact with any questions.


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