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Deputy Chief Executive Officer, NIHR Academy

Type

Fixed Term

Closing date

29 May 2022

Interview date

TBC

Salary

Grade AfC Band 8c (£65,664 - £75,874)

Location

Leeds

Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) - NIHR Academy
(Fixed Term until 31 March 2025)

Grade AfC Band 8c (£65,664 - £75,874) (Subject to banding review)

Leeds based with some remote working

Job Ref: 298-CORM-2824

The NIHR Academy Executive is looking for a highly experienced senior manager to support the CEO with the development and delivery of national and NIHR wide approaches for implementing strategic developments.

The post holder will have an oversight of operational activities and take overall responsibility for a number of NIHR Academy Executive workstreams including:

  • Communication and engagement strategies
  • Patient and public involvement strategies
  • Development, delivery and implementation of research management and information systems
  • Delivery of a portfolio of support and development programmes
  • Financial management processes for programmes and organisational costs

The post holder must have considerable senior management experience working strategically at a national level in finance, contract, project and, communications and stakeholder engagement.

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 NIHR Academy Executive 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 Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC).

NIHR Academy Executive supports staff to work at their best by providing the tools and opportunities to work flexibly, when and where is more effective, in line with delivering our business services. It is essential that we match the needs of the organisation and staff’s individual needs whilst encouraging greater flexibility for all.  This is a shared responsibility with a focus on empowering teams to make it work. The NIHR Academy Executive are transitioning to a hybrid way of working whereby staff are able to split their working time between working in the office and at home. There are also a number of formal flexible working arrangements available which are permanent arrangements affecting the terms and conditions of employment contracts.  For example, part-time working and compressed hours.  The management of these requests will be followed in accordance with the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Flexible Working Procedure.

If you would like to discuss this role, please email Lisa Cotterill (Chief Executive Officer, NIHR Academy Executive) lisa.cotterill@nihr.ac.uk