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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/05/2021.

Programme Manager (XN06) - NIHR Academy

Job Reference: 298-CORM-2163

Medical Directorate
298 National Institute for Health Research Academy
£31,365 to £37,890 pa

Programme Manager (Fixed Term until 31 March 2023)

Grade AfC Band 6 (£31,365 - £37,890)

Leeds City Centre based

Job Ref: 298-CORM-2163

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and proactive individual to join the National Institute for Health Research Academy (NIHR Academy) as a Programme Manager in the Integrated Pathways team.

The NIHR is the nation’s largest funder of health and care research and has a mission to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research. The NIHR Academy plays a pivotal role in attracting, training and supporting the best researchers and complements the additional NIHR investment in world-class research facilities and a skilled research workforce.

The Integrated Pathways team at the NIHR Academy are responsible for the delivery of three programmes of funding that support health and care professionals to develop clinical research careers:

  • the Integrated Academic Training programme for doctors and dentists
  • the HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic programme for healthcare professionals
  • the new Local Authority Academic Fellowship scheme.

The Programme Manager will work with Senior Programme Managers and colleagues in the Integrated Pathways team to deliver funding competitions and manage any subsequent awards in addition to managing their own areas of responsibility.

As a Programme Manager, you will need significant experience within an office environment with a high level of interpersonal and communications skills and an ability to develop good working relationships with a range of external stakeholders and to work effectively as part of a team.

Programme Managers must have excellent organisational skills, with a demonstrable ability to prioritise, schedule and manage the delivery of a complex, wide ranging, time-critical and unpredictable workload.

You will also need advanced computer skills in particular in Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Experience of Google G-Suite applications would be an advantage.

Programme Managers should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of UK clinical research funding and support.

The NIHR Academy is hosted by the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust (LTHT) and delivers the work of the NIHR Academy, leading on policy, strategy and delivery in respect of academic training in England and working closely with other NIHR centres and the Science Research and Evidence (SRE) Directorate at the DHSC.

Please note during the current pandemic, all NIHR Academy staff are working from home and have been provided with the necessary equipment for them to do this. At present, we do not have a date the office will re-open however, this will be in accordance with Government guidelines and any local lockdown restrictions.

We strongly encourage potential applicants to contact us to discuss this exciting opportunity.

If you would like to speak to someone about this vacancy, please contact:

Dr Beth Harris, Senior Programme Manager, Integrated Pathways:
Tel: 0113 5328404,

or Dr James Fenton, Assistant Director – Integrated Pathways
Tel: 0113 532 8391.

This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

Our goal is to be the best place to work, to achieve this we engage with and listen to our staff, to understand their needs. We are proud to support all individuals to work flexibly so they can maintain a good work life balance and provide support as a carer or parent. We value our diverse staff and are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required and to support staff who require adjustments to ensure they can work safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

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Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you have any questions about the process please contact the Recruitment Service on (0113) 2065980

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