Senior Research Engagement Officer

Are you keen on working in Health Research?
Would you like to impact outcomes of future generations of babies born premature and sick?

About the role

We are looking for an exceptional candidate who will lead Bliss’ research programme, comprising both the management of Bliss’ new Research Grant Fund as well as taking a lead role in promoting and supporting parental involvement in neonatal research.

Bliss exists to ensure that every baby born premature or sick in the UK has the best chance of survival and quality of life. One of our four strategic objectives is to support research that can tangibly improve outcomes for babies born premature or sick, and this role is at the heart of delivering this objective.

This is an exciting time for research at Bliss, having recently launched our first funding call for research based on a newly-developed framework which outlines three core priorities for our future funded research. These priorities were identified following an extensive round of stakeholder engagement, and were decided by our independent Research Panel made up of healthcare professionals, parents and researchers.

You would be someone with the right skills and experience both to take on the management of our Research Grant Fund, and also to grow and support our programme of parental involvement in research, which involves recruiting and supporting parents to play an active role in contributing to neonatal research as well as directly representing babies’ and parents’ voices across the neonatal research sector.

About the role

The deadline for applications is Friday 21st September 2018.

  • First round interviews will be held on Thursday 27th September in London.
  • Second round interviews will take place week commencing 4th October 2018.

Please submit your CV and equal opportunities form, along with a supporting statement describing how you meet the criteria in the person specification to recruitment@bliss.org.uk or via post to: Senior HR Officer, Bliss, Maya House, 134-138 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1LB.

The CV and the supporting statement will be used when shortlisting candidates for interview.

Bliss is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

In order to ensure the effectiveness of our policy and to meet legal requirements, we monitor the numbers of staff in post and the numbers of applicants for employment, training, and promotion by reference to the characteristics via our equal opportunities form. All information is confidential. This form will be retained by Bliss and separated from your application before consideration of candidates takes place and will not be available to those involved in the selection process.

For more information on the role please see the job description, which includes the person specification.

It is Bliss’ policy not to contact applicants who have not been invited for interview so if you have not heard from us by Wednesday 25th September you should assume that, on this occasion, your application has been unsuccessful.

Job Description

Equal Opportunities Form