Head of Health Research Networks at Universities UK

Universities UK

1.0 FTE Fixed Term Contract until December 2018


We are seeking to recruit a Head of Universities UK’s Health Research Networks for Health Services Research UK [0.6FTE] and the NIHR CLAHRC Partnership Programme [0.4FTE]. Both networks bring together the producers and users of applied health research to improve services and benefit patients. They are hosted at UUK, working alongside the UUK Health Policy programme and reporting to the Assistant Director of Policy [Head of Health].

This is an exciting role for someone who believes in the importance of research to transform practice. It provides a unique opportunity to interact with stakeholders at all levels across research and health care and to develop these important networks for maximum impact.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, an enthusiasm to use new media and platforms to develop the networks, an effective grasp of project and programme management, and a genuine commitment to health research and health improvement. Experience in senior academic stakeholder management would be a distinct asset.


You may be a researcher interested in the practice of knowledge mobilisation and implementation.

You may be a research manager interested to broaden your field and experience.

You may be a network specialist interested to make a difference for patients and communities.

We support flexible working and job shares and welcome proposals for secondments.

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