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Head of Research and Innovation Centre

Employer
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust
Location
Stanmore
Salary
£75,853 to £86,574 per annum inclusive of HCAs
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Researcher
Grade
Band 8C
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

The post-holder will lead on the strategic and operational delivery of the Research and Innovation Centre, developing a strong academic and research function and supporting the delivery of the Trusts vision, aims and objectives. The post-holder will be responsible for the day to day running and functions of the research and innovation centre (including line management and budgetary responsibility), and will support the Director of Research and the Director of Allied Health Professions in the development and delivery of the future research and clinical academic strategy.

The post-holder will build and maintain positive working relationships with staff at all levels within the Research Department, and across all professional groups, including working with local system partners. To work flexibly and to tight timescales across multiple teams with minimal supervision and within a matrix management structure.

The post holder will support the Director of Research and the Director of Allied Health Professions in setting the direction, providing ongoing leadership and the development of strategy, reporting as required to the Executive Lead and Executive Team.

Main duties of the job

Working with a high degree of autonomy in a pressured and challenging environment, the post holder must be confident to communicate complex ideas to a range of audiences where there may be significant differences between perspectives. The post holder should be skilled in communicating with both scientific, clinical, and lay audiences, and will be required to have regular contact and develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders often engaging over sensitive, complex, contentious, and confidential issues to reach consensus despite divergent perspectives.

The post holder will be responsible for setting standards of best practice in research within the organisation, providing clarity in governance arrangements, timelines, resource requirements, risks, benefits, and outcomes related to research and clinical academic activity.

About us

The RNOH NHS Trust is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK and a global leader in our field. We provide a dynamic working environment where we support frontline staff to implement improvements so that we can realise our vision of being a world leading neuro musculoskeletal hospital providing the best patient care and staff experience in the NHS, delivering world leading research, and offering a strong foundation of education, training and career progression. Our dedicated staff come from diverse backgrounds, and our patients benefit from the wide range of experience they bring to the Trust. The RNOH brings unrivalled expertise together in one place allowing us to deliver some of the world's most complex and innovative care to our patients
  • RatedGood by the CQC
  • Two sites, one in central London and one in Stanmore - which has recently opened The Stanmore Building, a new, state-of-the-art inpatient facility
  • Our Research and Innovation Centre works closely with our main academic partner, University College London
  • Recognised as a centre of excellence, leading on national initiatives, such as theGetting It Right First Time (GIRFT) Programme

This is a great time to join us and play a critical role in the next stage of RNOH's journey to achieving an outstanding CQC rating.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post-holder will lead on the strategic and operational delivery of the Research and Innovation Centre, developing a strong academic and research function and supporting the delivery of the Trusts vision, aims and objectives. The post-holder will be responsible for the day to day running and functions of the research and innovation centre (including line management and budgetary responsibility), and will support the Director of Research and the Director of Allied Health Professions in the development and delivery of the future research and clinical academic strategy.

The post-holder will build and maintain positive working relationships with staff at all levels within the Research Department, and across all professional groups, including working with local system partners. To work flexibly and to tight timescales across multiple teams with minimal supervision and within a matrix management structure.

The post holder will support the Director of Research and the Director of Allied Health Professions in setting the direction, providing ongoing leadership and the development of strategy, reporting as required to the Executive Lead and Executive Team.

Working with a high degree of autonomy in a pressured and challenging environment, the post holder must be confident to communicate complex ideas to a range of audiences where there may be significant differences between perspectives. The post holder should be skilled in communicating with both scientific, clinical, and lay audiences, and will be required to have regular contact and develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders often engaging over sensitive, complex, contentious, and confidential issues to reach consensus despite divergent perspectives.

The post holder will be responsible for setting standards of best practice in research within the organisation, providing clarity in governance arrangements, timelines, resource requirements, risks, benefits, and outcomes related to research and clinical academic activity.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • oEducated to post-graduate degree level or equivalent in a healthcare related field
  • oSpecific senior experience of leadership and management of Research and Innovation department within a complex NHS setting
  • oEvidence of leading and managing change within a complex environment
  • oManaging large and complex budgets


Desirable

  • oExperience of process redesign and change management
  • oExperience in leading public and stakeholder engagement


skills and knowledge

Essential

  • oIn depth knowledge of relevant research governing policies and regulations and the ability to advise on any issues pertaining to these
  • oLeadership of multidisciplinary teams with a range of seniority of staff
  • oManaging and reconciling conflicting views where there are significant barriers to acceptance and/or understanding in a hostile, antagonistic or highly emotive atmosphere
  • oA track record of delivering successful change programmes to time with lasting impact


Desirable

  • oAn evidenced portfolio demonstrating exceptional ability in delivery of sustainable changes


Responsibility for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Essential

  • oDemonstrable commitment to anti-discriminatory and inclusive behaviours and practices


Employer details

Employer name

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust

Address

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

Brockley Hill

Stanmore

HA7 4LP

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