Public Patient Involvement (PPI) Coordinator

Dublin (Hybrid model)
Contract Type
1 year fixed term
Closing Date
16th July 2022

Reports to:
Head of Communications

Key Requirements

  1. Science and/or medical, nursing or patient advocacy background. Academic qualification an advantage.
  2. Experience in administering governance committees and reporting to Boards.
  3. Knowledge of Clinical Research quality standards and Irish/European/international regulatory requirements.
  4. Excellent people engagement skills, ability to work cross-functionally and represent the public and patient voice in a range of settings.
  5. Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a similar role or advocating on behalf of patients.
  6. Experience working in a multidisciplinary environment.
  7. Resource and strategy planning, managing committees and stakeholder engagement skills important.
  8. Public speaking, presentations, media and social media experience an advantage.

Main Function(s)

  • Support and frame the patient engagement and involvement strategy.
  • Develop and promote PPI-related activities across Cancer Trials Ireland, through each Disease Specific Sub Group and governing committees.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage the planning and delivery of the Cancer Trials Ireland programme of PPI activities within the HRB National Cancer Network.
  • Support and deliver actions of the Patient Consultant Committee.
  • Manage the planning and implementation of patient involvement in clinical study development and design.
  • Liaise closely with the Operations Leads and Chairpersons of the Disease Specific Sub Groups.
  • Set and track PPI-related KPIs, programme deliverables and milestones.
  • Contribute to the preparation of reports, including progress reports and annual reports.
  • Manage relationships and communications between partner organisations, network members, PPI contributors, researchers, and other Cancer Trials Ireland staff as appropriate
  • Liaise with the National PPI Network.
  • Engage / liaise and manage effective relationships with multiple key internal and external stakeholders.


  • Manage the PPI budget under the oversight of the Financial Controller.
  • Contribute to/lead conference presentations, publications, and social media activities.