Programme Officer

NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated administrator to join the National Institute for Health Research Trainees Coordinating Centre (NIHR TCC) as a Programme Officer to assist with planning and implementing the management of our research training schemes over an annual cycle.

You will be first point of contact for enquires related to various schemes, you will assist with the planning and coordination of a number of different events involving external stakeholders, as well as communicate and work with a range of people nationally at all levels of seniority both internal and external to the NIHR TCC.

You will need to have significant experience within an office environment, a high level of interpersonal skills, the ability to work effectively as part of a team as well as advanced skills in producing and communicating written, tabular and graphical information.

The NIHR TCC forms part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), which was established by the Department of Health April 2006 with the aim of creating a health research system in which the NHS supports outstanding individuals, working in world class facilities, conducting leading edge research focused on the needs of patients and the public.

The NIHR TCC is based in Leeds and contributes to one of the key goals of the NIHR Faculty, which is to attract, develop and retain the best research professionals to conduct people-based research.

The core work of the NIHR TCC involves:

  • Developing and managing all aspects of the NIHR Fellowship Scheme which offers support for national research training at PhD, post-doctoral, career scientist and senior research levels;
  • Managing the establishment of NIHR Integrated Academic Training programmes on a national basis for those in specialist medical and dental training who want to pursue an academic career;
  • Managing the establishment of NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) programmes on a national basis for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals
  • Management of Clinician Scientist and Research Professor programmes.
  • Management and establishment of jointly funded schemes and new initiatives.

The NIHR TCC is also involved in other areas of strategic work and development.

To discuss the role please contact Mal Palin, Senior Programme Manager NIHR TCC (Tel: 0113 346 6267.

Closing date: 31 October 2017
Interview date: TBC

* Please note whilst this is currently a fixed term post until 31 March 2019, this is subject to review and a further extension to 2023 is anticipated.

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