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Project Manager Schwartz South-East Project

Health Sciences Research

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £16,655 to £18,192 per annum (0.5 FTE)
Fixed Term for 18 months
Post Type:  Part Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 06 February 2022
Reference:  088521

The Workforce Organisation and Wellbeing (WOW) Research Group in the School of Health Sciences is seeking to appoint three posts on the same project:

  • a Research Officer/Assistant (0.5 WTE)
  • a Research Administrative Coordinator (0.4 WTE)
  • a Project Manager (0.5WTE)

to work on Health Education England Funded Research project to roll-out Schwartz Rounds across the South-East of England to other Higher Education Institutions for their healthcare student populations. The study design is a hub and spoke model with in-built research evaluation for eighteen months fixed term. 

Working with Professors Jill Maben and Cath Taylor at the University of Surrey and supported by colleagues from the Schwartz Steering group, colleagues at the University of Liverpool and the Point  of care Foundation this is an excellent opportunity to work within an experienced national team. 

The project aims to embed Schwartz Rounds for healthcare students in up to seven Higher Education Insititutions in the South East of England, to provide engagement, consultation and ongoing mentoring support and to lead on evaluating the Rounds in the new HEI sites.  The project also aims to continue to run Rounds for students at the University of Surrey (UoS) as well as running Rounds for academic staff and to continue a robust quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the process and impact of the Rounds at the UoS, and extend this protocol to the new sites as they are introduced.

The project is funded by Health Education England to roll-out Schwartz Rounds in Higher Education Institutions for healthcare students across the South East of England. Schwartz Rounds are a group intervention to provide a reflective supportive space for students and staff to process together the social, ethical and emotional challenges of the work they do. Rounds were run face to face before the COVID pandemic but are now run online in zoom. More information of Schwartz Rounds is here including links to a 9 minute film: and Information on the Point of care Foundation charity that licenses Rounds in the UK:

Schwartz Rounds provide healthcare students and academic staff in the School of Health Sciences with a structured (usually monthly) forum to discuss the emotional impact of their work in a safe and confidential environment. Each Round lasts one hour and commences with one or two storytellers sharing their experiences to trigger reflection and resonance in the audience. An open discussion, guided by a trained facilitator, then follows in which audience members are invited to share their reflections triggered by the panellists’ stories. The project manager post will manage the project roll -out outside of the University of Surrey to seven other Universities; the research assistant will lead an evaluation of Schwartz Rounds and the project hub and spoke model; and the research administrative co-ordinator will support other team members with implementation of Schwartz Rounds at the University of Surrey.  The successful candidates will work with the wider research and Schwartz team in the School of Health Sciences to deliver the project in eighteen months.

This is a fixed-term post for up to 18 months starting March 2022. Home working considered.

In addition to salary, you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement and excellent development opportunities. Benefits package includes salary, relocation (subject to meeting certain criteria), childcare assistance and discounted membership to our world-renowned Surrey Sports Park.

Sitting within the University’s Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, the School of Health Sciences has achieved substantial success and is currently ranked 4th by the Complete University Guide 2020 and 4th by the Times and Sunday Time Good University Guide 2020. The School is a leading provider of undergraduate and postgraduate education and is in the top 10 in the UK for research following the recent Research Excellence Framework assessment. In addition to this, we have been awarded Gold for our Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). 

The University of Surrey is very proud of being recipient of four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes. As a Bronze Athena SWAN award holder, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident employer, we are committed to supporting equality, diversity and inclusion.

Further information about the University and the School of Health Sciences can be found at For an informal discussion please contact Professor Jill Maben or Professor Cath Taylor:

Interviews are scheduled to be held on the 14th February 2022

Please use the links below to go to the relevant pages to apply. We can only accept applications from the University of Surrey website.

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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance, flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.






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