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Interim NIHR Head of Climate, Health and Sustainability

University of Southampton - NETSCC

Location: Southampton
Salary: £57,696 to £72,018 per annum
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 19th February 2024
Closes: 11th March 2024
Job Ref: 2623224VB
 

Location: Southampton Science Park, Chilworth

Fixed Term: For 12 months (maternity cover)

Are you a experienced leader in sustainability? Do you have a strong understanding of this in a Health Research Context? Then look no further….

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) is committed to a transformational programme to address carbon reduction and sustainability with implications for our strategies, systems, processes and culture. We are currently recruiting to our Head of Climate, Health and Sustainability.

This post is to cover maternity leave and will be for 12 months. We are willing to offer this post on either a secondment or fixed term basis. We would also consider part-time working to 0.6 FTE.

Who are we?

The NIHR funds, enables and delivers world-leading health and social care research that improves people's health and well-being and promotes economic growth. Through funding world-class research and innovation, we are committed to help deliver low carbon, climate resilient health and care systems, improve the sustainability of research systems and ensure healthy, populations and communities for the future.

What is the role?

Climate change is a major challenge to public health in the UK and globally, which risks increasing health inequalities, and the NIHR recognises the key role it must play in driving and promoting change across the system. This is a national post hosted within our NIHR coordinating centre with responsibility for developing and implementing this strategically important area of work. The successful candidate will:

  • Provide senior leadership across NIHR on all matters relating to environmental sustainability
  • Lead on implementation of the NIHR climate, health and sustainability commitments
  • Provide senior expertise and support senior leaders across the NIHR to ensure sustainability underpins delivery of all aspects of NIHR business
  • Provide oversight of the NIHR portfolio across the climate, health and sustainability themes

Who are we looking for?

As well as a passion for this area of work, the successful candidate will have significant expertise in Sustainability as well as a strong knowledge of this within a health research context. You will also have:

  • Proven strategic management skills in developing and implementing organisational carbon reduction and sustainability initiatives.
  • Experience of working with and influencing senior people of national standing
  • Able to lead teams both within and outside direct line management structures, in a matrix working framework.
  • Able to negotiate effectively on behalf of the department and organisation on key issues.

Why join us?

Your dedication deserves recognition. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, encompassing generous annual leave, family-friendly policies, a robust pension plan, and more- the full details can be found here!

We also recognise our staff are at the heart of what we do so we make sure we look after you! Staff wellbeing is a key priority for us and this is reflected in our recent award as Top Medium Employer in the Mind Workplace Wellbeing awards, achieving Gold for the fourth year in a row!

We work in a hybrid way to support your work-life balance. We strive for cohesive and collaborative teams so our expectation is you spend around 20% of your time in the office.

To learn more about working in our teams visit our Join NIHR CC website, or check out the video below:

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