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Chief Talent Training Officer

Health Data Research UK

Location: London
Salary: Competitive. 0.2 FTE (this role is anticipated to be a secondment from a UK University)
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 3rd September 2021
Closes: 21st September 2021

Post:                    Chief Training Officer – HDR UK

Location:            HDR UK Offices, HDR UK, Gibbs Building, 215 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE. All HDR UK roles are primarily based at the London offices, however we are flexibly working across a number of geographical locations. Travel may be required to HDR UK locations and partner organisations.

Salary:                0.2 FTE (this role is anticipated to be a secondment from a UK University).

Reporting to:    Andrew Morris, Director, HDR UK and Programme Director Talent and Training

Contract:            to end March 2023 

About Health Data Research UK 

HDR UK is the national Institute for data science in health. Our UK team of experts develop and apply cutting-edge data science approaches to clinical, biological, genomic and other multi-dimensional health data to address the most pressing health research challenges facing the public. 

Our mission is to make game-changing improvements in the health of patients and populations through data science research and innovation. 

For the first time we are bringing together our unique nationwide data assets and specialists across academia, research and healthcare to unlock knowledge and deliver new insights from molecule to man. By undertaking research at scale, across a population of up to 65 million people, we have an unrivalled opportunity to use data to the highest ethical standards to drive breakthroughs in medical research. This unleashes the potential to improve the way we are able to prevent, detect and diagnose diseases such as cancer, heart disease and asthma. 

Main Responsibilities

  • Work with the Programme Director of Talent and Training to put together HDR UK’s Talent and Training Advisory Group (TTAG) structure, encompassing the voices of employers, users and Subject Matter Experts drawn from academia, NHS and Industry and from across the UK
  • Chair the HDR UK quarterly TTAG, providing strategic focus and leadership and ensuring coherence across HDR UK’s training strategy and curriculum and that this is not only aligned to HDR UK’s strategic priorities but also meets the requirements of the health data science workforce across the UK. 


Candidates must:

  • Hold a substantive academic position at a UK University.
  • Have a contract of employment at their University that extends up to 2024 or beyond.
  • Have the written support of their University before applying (an institutional; supporting letter will be required for the application. 

Knowledge, Skills, and experience:

  • A strong track record in securing funding for doctoral and other training initiatives
  • Provision of advice/guidance/opinion as a leading national/international authority in health data science
  • An exceptional academic track record in carrying out original/innovative research and actively contributing to the advancement of knowledge in health data science at a national and international level.
  • Established national and international recognition and reputation in his/her field/s of research and academia.
  • An exceptional communicator and policy influencer
  • Have an understanding of issues relating to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion 

Application Process 

For the full job description and for details to how to apply, click here. 

The closing date for this position is 21st September 2021 at 5PM. 

Interviews are expected to take place the following week via videoconference. 

Health Data Research UK is an equal opportunities employer.

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