|Placed on:||17th October 2016|
|Closes:||5th November 2016|
The National Institute for Health Research Central Commissioning Facility (NIHR CCF), based at LGC Ltd in Twickenham, manages a number of research funding programmes on behalf of the Department of Health with a total annual value in excess of £400 million.
The advertised post is a central role within the Research Programmes Directorate, covering the full end-to-end process of research management, from launching new calls for applications through to the active monitoring of funded projects. The post provides the opportunity for exciting external liaison, with interfaces to UK Government, academia, industry and the clinical community. Initially, the role will focus on delivering the requirements of the Department of Health Policy Research Programme, but will also include cross-cutting work covering the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Programme and the NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research.
The key role of the Programme Manager is to coordinate and support the funding processes and to ensure effective monitoring of funded projects.
A major aspect is the management of all research funding activities, including the coordination and management of short-listing and funding committee meetings and of the peer review process.
The Programme Manager will also carry out due diligence of project proposals and funded projects and is expected to be able to critically analyse the project rationale and, working with Senior Programme Managers and/or the IP & Commercial team, the proposed adoption, dissemination, intellectual property (IP) and commercialisation strategies. The appointed individual will need to manage complex stakeholder situations and possess a creative approach to problem solving.
Other key aspects include the management of a portfolio of funded projects, supporting team members and the improvement of operational processes and working practices. The Programme Manager will also be involved in the capture of key outputs and their impact on delivering patient benefit. There will also be a need to build case studies as projects evolve to provide insight into their success.
Interview date: 22 November 2016
To apply, please forward your CV to GMGRecruitment@nihr-ccf.org.uk
Due to the highly sensitive nature of the work, applicants should note that security clearance may be required for this role. To gain security clearance you must have three years continuous residency in the UK. Criminal convictions may prevent you from gaining security clearance.
This role may in addition require random alcohol/drug screening.