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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/06/2021.

NIHR CRN East Midlands Transformation Lead

Job Reference: 358-3177132-SR

University Hospitals of Leicester
Research and Innovation
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£53,168 - £62,001 pro rata

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

The Transformation Lead role will be part of the CRN East Midlands Leadership Team and will lead on multiple projects that will implement the exciting new Transformation of Research Delivery Programme.

We are seeking an individual with experience and expertise in implementing transformation projects in either the public or private sector, ideally with a health care background.

You will be able to demonstrate that you have successfully led transformation projects and that you have the knowledge of project and programme management techniques that ensure the effective delivery of organisational change.

This post will work alongside various regional and national teams, to support the transformation of services across health and social care research. In this role you will liaise with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to deliver a programme of transformation across all health and social care sectors.

While the workload is dynamic, and subject to continual review we anticipate this role will be involved in the following area:

  • Establishment of a Direct Delivery Research Team

For further information on the responsibilities and scope of the role and the person specification, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification document. As outlined there, our ideal candidate would have project/ programme management experience; excellent communication and interpersonal skills, managing relationships in sensitive environments; and be very confident with high level analysis, data review, and report writing.

For an informal discussion please contact Elizabeth Moss, Chief Operating Officer or Kathryn Fairbrother, Deputy Chief Operating Officer.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Elizabeth Moss, Chief Operating Officer via or 07921545537

Additional contact information

Alternative contact:

Kathryn Fairbrother

Deputy Chief Operating Officer


Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

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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.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

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COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

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

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

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