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Health and Care Research Director - Medical

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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This role is to become a member of the senior leadership team in a new service, the NIHR RRDN (National Institute for Health & Care Research Regional Research Delivery Network) supporting the effective and efficient initiation and delivery of funded research across the health and care system in England for the benefit of patients, the health and care system and the economy.

Working together the two RRDN Health & Care Research Directors, will be the senior officers responsible for working with health and care professional leaders to support the development of research delivery leadership and the associated staff. They will play a key leadership role in the on-going engagement, development, and oversight in their respective communities of practice.

The tenure for the postholder will be for three years following the minimum probationary period.

The expectation is that the successful applicant will commence in post by no later than 1 July 2024.

Main duties of the job

The RRDN Health & Care Research Directors will develop and maintain positive and constructive relationships with health and care leaders in the RRDN region to ensure capacity and capability of the professional research workforce and facilitate cross-specialty and cross-setting collaborations and research.

In collaboration with the RRDN Strategic Development Director, the RRDN Health & Care Research Directors will assist the development of the RRDN 3-year Strategic Plan. This plan will be in line with the national RDN (Research Delivery Network) strategic priorities and initiatives but translated into deliverable priorities for the RRDN region.

In collaboration with the RRDN Operations Director, they will coordinate the provision of expert proactive advice regarding study design to optimize deliverability and assist in the identification of sites and Principal Investigators and provide reactive advice and support where study delivery or performance is an issue.

The RRDN Health & Care Research Directors will work with the new NIHR Regional Research Leadership Offices (RRLOs) to develop complementary activities regarding strategic workforce development for the aligned aim of increasing research capacity and capability, the RRLO having a focus on the clinical academic community.

Alongside their regional responsibilities the RRDN Health & Care Research Directors will co-develop and lead national programmes of work in collaboration with the RDN Coordinating Centre (RDNCC).

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description for the full details of the post and the person specification.

Full GMC with licence to practise required on application.

Person Specification



  • Professional registration as a Medical Doctor



  • Extensive experience of delivering presentations to large groups of stakeholders in often pressured and politically sensitive environments to a high standard
  • Proven leadership skills in the management of change
  • Extensive experience in the design and leadership of health or care research in the UK


  • Extensive experience of co-creating and implementing strategies to build capacity and capability for the delivery of health and care research

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital





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