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Deputy Chief Operating Officer

Job Reference: 358-3542328-SR

University Hospitals of Leicester
CRN East Midlands
East Midlands, East Midlands
£65,664 - £75,874 per annum

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

We would like to appoint a highly competent, experienced and flexible Deputy Chief Operating Officer (DCOO) for the Clinical Research Network East Midlands (CRN). The DCOO will assist and support the Chief Operating Officer (COO) in the operational management of CRN which includes responsibility for the conduct, performance, financial control and governance of the network.

You will be creative, able to think on your feet and experienced in situations both with and without managerial levers. Your skill set will include leadership skills such as negotiating and influencing, as we work with stakeholders and partners within a networked environment. You will work as part of a well performing Leadership Team and will deputise for the Chief Operating Officer at regional and national events and meetings.

The annual budget for the CRN East Midlands is c.£23 million. The DCOO will specifically be required to develop, execute and manage against annual financial plans for the CRN. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring the operational budget is effectively managed across all service areas, including budgets devolved to our partner organisations.

The CRN is hosted by the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and operates to increase the research opportunity across the East Midlands in a range of health and social care settings. There will be a requirement for regional and some national travel, although your base will be either Nottingham or Leicester.

Informal enquiries are encouraged, for further information about this post please contact Elizabeth Moss, Chief Operating Officer, CRN EM on 07921 545 537

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Elizabeth Moss Job title Chief Operating Officer Email address Telephone number 07921545537

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.

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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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