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Lay Person Recruitment- London

Study Facilitators – London area

Variable Hours contract £18.42 - £23.80 per hour plus holiday entitlement; payment by timesheet completion.

The People

We are looking for individuals with experience of living with long-term, non-cancer pain, who have reduced or stopped their own opioid medication, to deliver and facilitate the I-WOTCH intervention at venues within south east England, alongside a trained nurse facilitator.
You will need good communication skills to facilitate the group sessions, encourage discussion and inform and empower participants about self-management techniques. We anticipate that the training will take place over two days and be held at Queen Mary University of London (September 2017, date to be confirmed). A facilitation manual will be provided covering all material needed to deliver the programme.
The posts will involve travel around specified areas in the London region with the majority of the work expected to be at community venues hosting the I-WOTCH intervention programme. The trial team will identify venues. Please clearly state on your application which parts of the region you are prepared to travel to and work in.
A flexible approach is required to hours of work, which is offered on a variable hours basis to suit the nature of the intervention programmes as described above. Payment by the hour will be by timesheet completion.


The primary responsibility of the post holder will be to facilitate the group sessions in collaboration with the I-WOTCH Trial team and the trained I-WOTCH nurse.
• Implement the I-WOTCH self-management programme activities in community venues in the London region, according to the I-WOTCH facilitator training manual
• Attend training days and supervisory support sessions as requested
• Communicate efficiently with the study team to ensure adequate supplies of all intervention materials and to assist in the management, storage and movement of these.
• Assist in ensuring that all trial documentation is completed and stored according to the IWOTCH training manual and I-WOTCH study protocol
• Ensure compliance with Good Clinical Practice, the Research Governance Framework and ICH Good Clinical Practice
• Ensure that the study is undertaken in accordance with the terms approved by the Research Ethics Committee and the appropriate NHS Research and Development Department (R&D)
• Travel to and work in a range of locations agreed around the London region

Selection criteria

• Experience of reducing or ceasing opioid use for long term pain
• Ability to work closely with the research nurse to deliver and facilitate group sessions collaboratively
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Ability to take responsibility and work on own initiative
• Ability to adhere to study Standard Operating Procedures and Guidelines
• Good organisational skills
• Good IT skills (Word, Outlook, internet use)
• Willingness and ability to travel within the agreed area of the London region
You will be required to hold a research passport and have Disclosure and Barring Service clearance prior to the start of employment. These will be organised via the I-WOTCH team at the University of Warwick. Return of the necessary documentation is therefore essential prior to the start of working.


• Experience of facilitating group work or presenting to groups.
• Knowledge of pain management, pain medications, opioids.
• An interest in research or an interest in long term pain or self-management
• Driving license

How to apply

For an informal discussion, please email:
• To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the selection criteria to: Please clearly state on your application which parts of the region you are prepared to travel to and work in
• Closing dates for applications: 31st August 2017. Likely interview dates: 11th or 12th September 2017

• Please clearly state in your letter which parts of the region you are prepared to travel and work in.