|Salary:||£36,333 to £43,155 per annum plus London weighting of £4,872 p.a where applicable (Grade 7)|
|Placed On:||21st March 2023|
|Closes:||11th April 2023|
Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to join a team supporting the work of the National Institute for Health and Care Research at a national level? Are you well organised, have excellent interpersonal skills and enjoy working in a fast paced and innovative environment? Are you passionate about patients in the UK having access to good quality clinical trials?
The Clinical Research Network (CRN) Medical Directorate provides clinical academic leadership and health and care engagement to the CRN at a national level.
The directorate is made up of five Cluster Offices, each Cluster is responsible for the Clinical Leadership of the Network's 31 Specialty areas. Cluster key activities include overseeing the strategic planning and performance of the Specialties, engaging with key stakeholders and customers and leading on Specialty and Pan-NIHR Initiatives.
Cluster F based in the University of Leeds oversees three Specialty areas (Cancer, Oral and Dental, and Surgery). The Cluster is led by a Head of Cluster supported by a Manager who manages the Cluster Office.
Your role as Cluster Manager will involve facilitating interactions with the relevant National Specialty Leads who are based across England and cover all aspects of research across the Cluster’s three specialties. Working with various external stakeholders, undertaking projects to further the work of the specialties, providing administrative support to the NSLs and NSGs to develop communications materials, run meetings and events and representing the specialties at national conferences.
The role will involve dealing proactively and positively with people at all levels within relevant funding bodies, the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC), the life sciences industry, Royal Colleges, NIHR Infrastructure, patient groups and relevant sectors of the public, and various specialty specific professional bodies, for example the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI).
At the University of Leeds, we are committed to providing a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity that attracts, supports, and retains the best students and staff from all backgrounds and from across the world. Whatever role we recruit for we are always striving to increase the diversity of our community, which each individual helps enrich and cultivate. We particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian and ethnically diverse people; people who identify as LGBT+; and people with disabilities.
We have identified that people with disabilities and Black, Asian and ethnically diverse people are currently underrepresented in this role and particularly welcome applications. Candidates will always be selected based on merit and ability.
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Mrs Tracy Harman, Head of Medical Directorate
The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The School of Medicine holds a Gold Athena Swan award. We are committed to being an inclusive Medical School that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.
Location: Leeds or London
Contract type: Fixed term (until 31st March 2024 due to external funding)
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