Patient and Healthcare Engagement Manager
Organisation: Diabetes UK
Salary: £27,000 – £30,000 per annum
Location: Scotland / ANY
Type: Permanent Full Time
Closing Date: 18/03/2013
Closing Time: 12:00
About the role
Diabetes is the fastest growing health threat in the UK. Diabetes UK is the leading UK charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of people affected by, and at risk of, diabetes.
Diabetes UK Scotland works to campaign, influence and engage, to improve care for people with diabetes. To do this we deliver an extensive engagement programme working with Health Boards, Managed Clinical Networks and national and local patient groups.
We also deliver national campaigns aimed at improving diabetes care including Putting Feet First, the 15 Healthcare Essentials and Pump up the Volume.
The role will focus on ensuring that patients with diabetes have full and supported engagement in developing and designing diabetes care services. It will also include responsibility for delivering our engagement work with healthcare professionals across Scotland and working with our healthcare professional members to improve and develop diabetes care within the NHS in Scotland.
You will ideally have demonstrable experience in engagement work within the NHS or a comparable setting. You will be experienced in user centred service improvement and be well versed on the patent engagement landscape in Scotland. You will also have strong interpersonal and networking skills, and ability to develop appropriate responses and reports for internal and external audiences.
To apply please complete our downloadable application form. Select the appropriate vacancy and click ‘Apply For Job’. If not registered already you will be required to register on the i-appoint website.
Diabetes UK recognises and respects the value and diversity of all.
No agencies please. As an organisation we are committed to keeping costs down, which is what our beneficiaries, supporters and staff expect of us. We have decided to manage this recruitment process without the assistance of recruitment agencies and simply ask that this decision is respected.