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Vacancy details

Closing date: 15 March 2021
Location: Various

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Public Committee Member - National and Regional Committees

The NIHR coordinating centres, Central Commissioning Facility (CCF) and NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC) are looking for members of the public to join one of the following national and regional committees.

Click on the links above to find out more information about each research programme.

What is the role of a public committee member?

Public committee members bring a different but equally important viewpoint to the NIHR committees. They bring the viewpoint of those who research aims to help most (patients, service users, carers, anyone affected by the research topics).

The key responsibilities are:

  • Prepare for committee meetings by reading and assessing meeting papers that are routinely lengthy and complex.
  • Attending committee meetings and taking part in discussions to make recommendations on which research should be funded and/or prioritised
  • Providing feedback on documents between meetings

Who can apply?

We are looking for people who have a broad range of interests, current knowledge around health and social care and research, and those who are able to build on their own experience as patients, service users and/or carers.

We are committed to promoting equality and inclusion in all areas of our work and to removing inequalities where they arise.  Our public committee members currently lack representation from men, people under the age of 50 and those from Black African, Asian and Caribbean communities. We actively encourage applications from the aforementioned communities.

We also welcome applications from service-user and/or survivor researchers. Where applicants have, or have had, a professional role in health or social care services or research, we need to strike a balance between including their lived experience and avoiding the over-dominance of professional voices, so will be informed by this NIHR guidance.

How to apply?

If you are interested in applying, please read the Information Pack and download an Application Form for more details about the role, eligibility criteria and how to apply.

The deadline for for applications is 9am Monday 15 March 2021.

We will notify all applicants of the outcome of their application by email in the week commencing 12 April 2021.

If you have any questions about these opportunities please contact us by email: