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Head of Business Development & Marketing

University of Leeds - Faculty of Medicine & Health - NIHR CRNCC - NIHR CRN - Leeds or London Office

Location: Leeds
Salary: £51,034 to £59,135 per annum (Grade 9)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 3rd September 2021
Closes: 26th September 2021
Job Ref: MHNCC1327

Location: Leeds or London

Contract type: Fixed term (31/03/2024)

Are you a senior leader wanting to spearhead high profile programmes at a national level? Do you want to work in a fast paced and innovative environment? Are you a highly motivated team leader and passionate about working with multiple stakeholders to drive business growth?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced senior leader to join the Business Development & Marketing team at the NIHR Clinical Research Network’s National Coordinating Centre.

The NIHR CRN Head of Business Development and Marketing is a national role responsible for leading the national and international promotion of the CRN, wider NIHR and the UK ecosystem as a prime place for undertaking clinical research, to expand the CRN Portfolio.

The role involves developing strategic relationships with senior individuals in national and international research funders, trade bodies, government departments, academic researchers, CRN National Specialty Leads and Cluster teams. You will identify new opportunities by reviewing emerging technologies and trends, and work closely with other national and local CRN teams to enable the CRN to adapt to its customers’ needs. You will have the ability to quickly establish the confidence of and develop excellent working relationships with key stakeholders across the NIHR and wider UK research system.

Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills, along with a strategic and pragmatic approach will be essential in the continued development and delivery of this core strategic function for the NIHR Clinical Research Network.

Contact information

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:                           

Divya Chadha Manek, Director of Business Development & Marketing

Tel: +44 (0)7886 854261


The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. We will be happy to consider job share applications and are committed to flexible working for all our employees.

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