CIRCLE is part of IMPACT, IMProving Adult Care Together. As part of the ‘Establishment’ phase, the University of Birmingham (where IMPACT is based), has recruited for five new roles to support its work.

These positions are now closed

Lived Experience Engagement Lead

During our ‘Establishment’ phase (1st Jan – 31st December 2022), we are looking to identify an ‘Associate’ who will work with IMPACT as our Lived Experience Engagement Lead (building on the fantastic work which Pete Fleischmann undertook for IMPACT in 2021).  This could be two people who express interest as a pair and explain how they think a joint arrangement would add value.  Associates work with us on a freelance basis (paid a day rate for their time and responsible for managing their own tax and NI etc.), and can be based anywhere in the UK.

Closing date: 4th February 2022

Administrator and Project Support Officer

This role will support and lead on a variety of areas vital for the successful delivery and operations of IMPACT.  This includes supporting communications, events and managing on a variety of administration and finance-related areas.  As well as handling routine office tasks for IMPACT and assisting with diaries and the running of day-to-day meetings/activities, you’ll also be helping to plan, organise, deliver and support a variety of important events, communications and activities. This role is highly varied and an opportunity to be involved with and support a wide variety of areas of work, working alongside colleagues across the IMPACT team and its partners to ensure smooth running and efficient running of the centre and the development and management of the underpinning systems for this.

Closing date: 3rd February 2022

Finance Officer (part-time)

This role is responsible for the management and preparation of budgets and contracts for IMPACT.  Having secured £15m of UKRI and Health Foundation funding from 2021 to 2027, with thirteen cross-sector partner organisations, a series of broader partners and a busy programme of activity, this role is vital in ensuring that contracts and budgets are managed effectively.  Having responsibility for understanding and communicating guidance around funding and the contracts process, and acting as IMPACT’s knowledge owner on this, the post holder will communicate guidance with partners, effectively dealing with any stakeholder queries.  The role holder will liaise with funders and internal finance and research colleagues to ensure they have a full understanding of funding rules and internal and external processes and expectations.  The role holder will be able to understand and communicate complex information accurately, as well as to understand, coordinate and manage the internal and external processes (and owners) to achieve smooth-running, efficient processes for IMPACT, that are clearly communicated and understood by all stakeholders to achieve pre-defined submission deadlines.

Closing date: 3rd February 2022

Communications and Engagement Manager

The post holder will report to the Centre Manager and the University of Birmingham’s Communications function, with additional support and input from a Strategic Communications Adviser. They will benefit from the support of a Digital Communications Officer. They will play a vital role in developing high quality marketing and communication materials, acting as brand manager, consistently building and developing IMPACT’s brand to achieve agreed objectives, growing its presence and reach, and evidencing its importance, activity and impact in innovative ways.  The role will have a varied balance of communications and engagement development, delivery, promotion and reporting throughout the project’s lifespan.

Closing date: 3rd February 2022

Digital Communications Officer (Part-time)

The post holder will report to the Centre Manager, with additional support and input from a Strategic Communications Adviser. They will work alongside a communications and engagement officer, and with various communications and engagement budgets across different aspects of IMPACT’s delivery.  They will play a vital role in designing and delivering a high quality, accessible and interactive website for IMPACT, which helps to promote IMPACT’s work across the UK and to engage with diverse stakeholders (including people who draw on care and support, carers, practitioners, service providers, social care leaders, researchers and policy makers).

They may also play a key role in the design and development of our ‘Ask IMPACT’ service, which seeks queries from the field and generates very accessible, evidence-informed responses, building up a repository of trusted resources over time.

Closing date: 3rd February 2022

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