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VACANCY: Community Engagement Officer

Vacancy ID: 6894

Location: Leicester

Department: Diabetes Research Centre

Vacancy terms: Full-time, or job share considered, fixed term contract until 30 September 2024

Salary details: Grade 6 £29,619 to £34,308 per annum (pro rata if part-time)

Hours per week: 37.5

Advert closes midnight on: 15 Jan 2023

About the role

We are seeking a highly organised, motivated, enthusiastic person to join the team to widen and strengthen our public participation programme. The successful candidate will work closely with the Centre for Ethnic Health Research to assist in planning and organising community-based events and research.

The aim of the Centre for Ethnic Health Research is to Reduce Ethnic Health Inequalities.  We do this by working with patients, the public, community and voluntary sectors, faith centre organisers and members, researchers, health and social care organisations, locally and nationally, to: 

  • Inspire community led research
  • Develop and promote culturally sensitive resources
  • Raise awareness of community engagement
  • Encourage active research participation
  • Collaborate with researcher to widen participation
  • Increase capacity and capability in the research environment through training delivery

About you

It is essential that the successful candidate will have previous experience and established connections with community and/or faith organisations with an understanding of equality and diversity practices. As the ideal candidate, you will have high level administration and organisation skills and be able to multi-task whilst maintaining attention to detail. You will understand the need for confidentiality and be confident in building relationships both internally and externally. 

Additional information

Informal enquires are welcome and should be made to Sophie Leonardi on

Applications for job share will be considered.

As part of the University’s ongoing commitment to professional development, this role will also be considered on a seconded basis for existing staff members. Please ensure this is discussed with your line manager prior to applying. More information regarding secondments can be found here

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people’s lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you’ll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes not just our core missions of teaching and research, but also our support for staff, students and our local community.

We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

How to apply 

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Published on: 5 Jan 2023