This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role within the Clinical Research Network to support the planning and management of NIHR portfolio research to improve the health outcomes for people across the North East and North Cumbria. We are searching for a dynamic manager to work with research teams, NHS and non-NHS care providers across the region to oversee set up and delivery of NIHR portfolio studies, to champion health research and to deliver against national research objectives.

The post holder will:

  • Work collaboratively with members of the Research Delivery Managers and other members of the Senior Management Team to support the planning and delivery of NIHR portfolio research across the region.
  • Oversee performance of clinical research specialty groups and support delivery of the Study Support Service in line with regional and national priorities.
  • Work with the Senior Management Team as a member of the Operational Management Group to deliver local and national CRN objectives and strategic aims.
  • Work in partnership with colleagues in Partner Organisations to plan for effective research delivery, utilising experience and skills to guide others.

This role is suitable for a person with senior level clinical research expertise and management skills. The ideal candidate will have both a professional degree qualification or equivalent, and the ability to work confidently with staff of all levels across complex organisational structures and partnership settings. They will have the ability to work autonomously, excellent organisational and time management skills and report writing and communication skills. A breadth of experience in a range of health care settings or services would also be desirable.

Full Time 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week