Senior Programme Officer – NIHR TCC

NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre

Fixed Term until 31 March 2019
Also available as a secondment opportunity – application process is the same.

The National Institute for Health Research Trainees Coordinating Centre (NIHR TCC), based in Leeds, is looking for an experienced programme support officer to join a small team supporting the project overseeing the implementation of the recommendations from our recent Strategic Review of Training.

This postholder will be working alongside the Senior Programme Manager and the NIHR TCC Senior Management Team overseeing the implementation plans and providing administration support to the different work streams that have been established.

The role will involve engagement with a range of external stakeholders and provide support for communications activities linked to the implementation of the review recommendations.

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 Catherine Porter, Senior Programme Manager (Tel: 0113 346 6232).

Closing date: 29 October 2017
Interview date: TBC

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