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Closing date: 23 April 2021

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Programme Director, NIHR Health Services & Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme

The Director of Science, Research and Evidence for the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is looking to select an exceptional person to be the Programme Director of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme, to succeed Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone who comes to the end of her tenure at the end of November 2021.

Psychiatrists (Ref - HTAFC/21/05)

The Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme is seeking to appoint members to its funding committees.

This opportunity is for Psychiatrists.

HTA funding committees assess the scientific merit of research proposals submitted to both the commissioned and researcher-led workstreams, including themed calls and evidence synthesis proposals, and makes funding recommendations to the Programme Oversight Committee.

Applicants should have previous experience at a senior level within their area of expertise and have a significant record of research and publication, and/or extensive senior management or clinical experience within the NHS. Applicants should also have previous experience with the HTA Programme, for example through reviewing applications or as a member of a prioritisation committee.

We particularly welcome applications from people with expertise in current NIHR priority areas and those areas that are likely to become priorities for the NHS due to the changing population structure.

The term of office is 4 years starting in late 2021/2022. The committees meet three times a year, usually on a Tuesday and Wednesday; the schedule depends on the particular Funding Committee as follows:

Commissioning Committee: January, May & September

CET & General Committees: March, July & November

All meetings are currently being held remotely. When face-to-face meetings resume these will be held in London; travel and expenses will be paid.

NIHR is committed to a supportive, inclusive, caring, and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ages, ethnicities, and beliefs. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our values and vital to our success. We are currently looking to diversify and enrich our committees. We particularly welcome applications from disabled candidates and candidates from an ethnic minority background as they are currently under-represented.

If you have any questions about these opportunities, please contact Kathy Tier at

You will find advice on how to apply in the guidance document linked below:

Applications close on Friday 23rd April 2021

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