CANTERBURY CHRIST CHURCH UNIVERSITY
Canterbury Christ Church University is the largest centre of higher education in Kent for the public services – notably teacher education and training, the emergency services, health and social care - and a significant provider of programmes in a wide range of academic and professional areas.
FACULTY OF HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE AND THE FACULTY OF SOCIAL AND APPLIED SCIENCES
Health Care Project Development Officer/KTP Associate (Fixed Term position for 2 years)
Circa £21-23K per annum
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is a Government Scheme which forms a collaboration between a Knowledge Base (in this case Canterbury Christ Church University) and typically, but not exclusively, a company which requires academic input to enable it to reach a strategic goal, leading to tangible benefits, such as new products, or new methods of working which in turn provide social or economic benefits.
For the purposes of this partnership, Canterbury Christ Church University is collaborating with Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust in the development and implementation of innovative communication and working practices in the field of mental health care to enhance service delivery.
Applicants will need to have a good degree in a social science or health related discipline, and have knowledge of the mental health or community care sector. They will need to be a recent graduate or have recently been involved in academic study, and strong IT skills and knowledge of technology in health care will be an advantage. They will need to be highly motivated, have strong listening and analytical skills, and the ability to develop an innovative approach to changing working practices and increasing quality of care.
In return, the post-holder will be working with an innovative and highly rated NHS Trust with the support of a dynamic University. One of the key benefits for the successful applicant is that 10% of the working time and a substantial £4K budget will be devoted to training to enhance career prospects, including the necessary leadership and project management skills to be able to successfully achieve an agreed project.
Application forms and further details are available from www.canterbury.ac.uk Alternatively please call 01227 782475 (answerphone) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference number PDO/KTP/G+. No agencies.
Closing date: 22 December 2009. Interviews: January 2010.