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Job Opportunities – Research and Development Worker

21 hrs per week

Salary £16,652 pro rata plus benefits

The Research and Evaluation Worker is an innovative and challenging role based within the Quality and Innovation Hub of the Greater Manchester Answer Cancer Programme. This Job Description outlines the expected work priorities and responsibilities across the three years. Supervision and peer support will be available to assist the successful candidate to fulfil this role.

The GM Answer Cancer Programme is an exciting and new service which seeks to target approaches to improve uptake of NHS cancer screening services from a community led approach. As such, the partnership delivering the programme is required to set up a process to enable the replication of best practice and to share evidence-based approaches across diverse communities. Research and evaluation are essential in order to define what works and to measure the impact of the community interventions arising from the programme.

As Research and Evaluation Worker, you will work with Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations (VCSO) across Greater Manchester to develop research capacity within their teams, to raise awareness of cancer screening programmes and increase uptake. You will co-produce your work with VCSO stakeholders and Cancer Champions

  • You will map existing cancer research activity to develop a ‘best practice’ repository. This will also include research activity across social movements and community development approaches.
  • You will support other partners in the multi-strand GM Answer Cancer Programme to develop their own metrics and Key Performance Indicators to demonstrate impact. This will include the Cancer Champion workstream, the BME and Equalities Workstream and the Grants Workstream
  • You will support the development of a ‘How to’ guide around evaluation and impact for Cancer Champions, including developing online resources and toolkits and train the trainer approaches
  • You do not need to be an ‘expert’ around cancer screening as full training will begiven, although knowledge and experience is a definite advantage. More important isyour general evaluation, quality improvement and research skills, your creativity andyour ability to provide leadership and support to VCSOs.
  • You will help the Programme to understand ‘what works’, measure ‘what works’ and do more of ‘what works’

You will

  • Record and report back on identified Key Performance Indicators to demonstratesuccessful work and to co-produce a full series of metrics with other stakeholders
  • Liaise with evaluation and research networks and quality and innovation programmesto ensure best practice is shared within and from the Programme
  • You will also support other Programme wide activity such as supporting the promotionof the Grants Scheme and Cancer Champion recruitment and activityThe post holder will need to be creative, innovative and flexible. You will work occasionalevenings and weekends.

To apply for this role please complete the attached application form stating how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification and return it along with the Equal opps form to by 5pm on Monday 6th January 2020


Closing date 5pm Monday 6th January 2020

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