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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/04/2021.

ARC National Priorities Manager

Job Reference: 358-2972168-ESM

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester General Hospital
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum

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The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is the nation's largest funder of health and care research and provides the people, facilities and technology that enables research to thrive.

NIHR Applied Research Collaborations (ARCs) support applied health and care research that responds to, and meets, the needs of local populations and local health and care systems.

The NIHR ARC East Midlands (EM) is one of 15 ARCs across England, part of a £135 million investment by the NIHR to improve the health and care of patients and the public.

About the role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen within ARC EM’s National Multiple Long Term Conditions Implementation Group (MLTCG), the overarching aim of which is to identify, prioritise and implement service-wide innovations to prevent and improve management of people with multiple long-term conditions (multimorbidity).

Based at Leicester General Hospital, and reporting to the ARC EM Assistant Director, the role of ARC EM National Priorities Project Manager will be to bring together world-class academics, patients and other community representatives, clinicians, NHS managers, CCGs, STPs, Health Authorities, Public Health, Social Care and commercial organisations, third-sector partners, NIHR infrastructure groups, HDR-UK, AHSN and Public Health England.

Key areas of work for the MLTCG will be to create a strategy for upskilling the workforce to adopt prioritised implementation activities, and to foster cross-ARC collaboration for the implementation of programmes to tackle key challenges in the prevention and management of multimorbidity.

The post-holder will form part of the ARC EM core team working closely with the ARCs Operational Leadership Group and reporting to the Executive Board, and will interface with the NIHR Infrastructure teams across the Midlands and with ARCs nationally to co-ordinate the cross-ARC collaborations.

About you:

You will have a Masters degree or equivalent expertise gained through previous employment in the life sciences sector with 5 years management experience. This will include at least 2 years in a role which has included initiating and leading effective service improvements, and first-hand experience in building successful relationships across large, complex organisations, with a track record of successful management and delivery of projects.


The ideal candidate will have a high level of verbal communications skills, including the ability to make effective formal presentations and preparation of detailed reports and will be adept at prioritising their own work in an environment of changing and sometimes conflicting priorities.

Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcome and should initially be made to Dr Donna Richardson, ARC EM Assistant Director, .


For further details / informal visits contact:

NameDr Donna RichardsonJob titleARC EM Assistant DirectorEmail

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UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

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If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

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