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NIHR (RRDN) Health and Care Director (XN11)

Employer
Leeds Teaching Hospitals
Location
Leeds
Salary
£83,571 to £96,376 a year
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 8D
Hours
Part Time
The Regional Research Delivery Network Yorkshire and Humber (RRDN Y& H) will be one of 12 Regional Networks that will replace the existing Local Clinical Research Networks from 1 October 2024 and will support 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.

We are looking for a highly motivated, experienced and enthusiastic leader to undertake a newly created senior role for the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Research Delivery Network (RRDN).

Expected Shortlisting Date: 30 May 2024

Planned Interview Date: 07 June 2024

Main duties of the job

The Health and Care Research Nurse, Midwife or Allied Health Professional (NMAHP) Director will work with the Health and Care Research Medical Director as the senior officers responsible for working with health and care professional leaders to support the development of research delivery leadership and associated staff. In addition and as part of coordinating the work of the regional RRDN Specialty and Settings Leads the HHealth and Care Research Nurse, Midwife or Allied Health Professional (NMAHP) Director will be responsible for coordinating the work of the RRDN Settings Leads.

If you wish to discuss the role further please contact Amber OMalley, Network Director, Yorkshire and Humber RRDN (amber.omalley@nihr.ac.uk).

Interviews for the post will take place in person Wc 3rd June 2024 and the successful candidate must be able to commence in the post by 1 July 2024.

About us

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Address

St. James's University Hospital

Beckett Street

Leeds

LS9 7TF

Employer's website

https://www.leedsth.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Working together the two RRDN Health & Care Research Directors (one Medic and one Nurse, Midwife or Allied Health Professional, (NMAHP)) will be the senior officers responsible for working with health and care professional leaders to support the development of research delivery leadership and associated staff. They will play a key leadership role in the on-going engagement, development and oversight in their respective communities of practice. They will also coordinate the work of the regional RRDN Specialty and Settings Leads. The Medical Health & Care Research Director will coordinate the RRDN Specialty Leads and the NMAHP Health & Care Research Director will coordinate the RRDN Settings Leads.

The purpose of the RDN is to support 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. The RRDN Health & Care Research Directors will support this purpose by developing and maintaining 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 strategic priorities and initiatives but translated into deliverable priorities for the RRDN region.

Working with the clinical communities of practice, they will identify workforce development opportunities and thereby assist in increasing the research capacity and capability within the region and nationally, with particular emphasis on addressing the needs of the life sciences industry (across both commercial contract and commercial collaborative research).

In collaboration with the RRDN Operations Directors they will coordinate the provision of expert proactive advice regarding study design to optimise 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).

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Comprehensive understanding of research, the NHS and the wider health and care system including associated responsibilities to the public and patients
  • Experience of working in the health and care research sector, the health and social care service sector or academic environment at a senior level
  • Comprehensive understanding of the UK research pathway and funding
  • Experience of co-creating and implementing strategies to build capacity and capability for the delivery of health and care research
  • Experience in the design and leadership of health or care research in the UK
  • Experience of developing and implementing remedial actions to support study deliverability
  • Experience of identifying the need for and developing professional workforce development needs
  • Professional research leadership, both strategic and operational at a senior level
  • Experience of working across complex organisational structures and effective matrix management
  • Knowledge of national systems, structures and processes for supporting clinical research in NHS and non-NHS settings
  • Experience of working collaboratively and in partnership with other organisations, with demonstrable experience of delivery across organisational boundaries
  • Evidence of managing effective collaborations and partnerships
  • Good understanding of performance management techniques
  • Political astuteness and understanding of the health & social care context
  • Comprehensive knowledge of programme sponsorship and management


Desirable

  • Experience of leading continuous improvement
  • Understanding of governance and legislative framework for clinical research in the NHS
  • Executive level experience
  • Experience of being a Chief or Principal Investigator for a health or care research study in the UK


Other Criteria

Essential

  • Highly motivated with the ability to lead and inspire others
  • Appreciation of the impact of organisational culture on service delivery
  • Lives by values which include openness, collaboration, responsiveness, inclusion, personal integrity and creating positive cultures where these values thrive
  • Commitment to supporting the development of staff and understanding of workforce planning
  • Flexible approach to working Attention to detail Outcomes focussed
  • Acts as a champion for patients and their interests, ensuring the patients voice has an impact on RDN activities
  • Commitment to and focused on quality, promotes high standards in all they do
  • Able to make a connection between their work and the benefit to patients and the public
  • Works well with others, is positive and helpful, listens, involves, respects and learns from the contribution of others
  • Able to fulfil Occupational Health requirements for the post


Skills & Behaviours

Essential

  • Highly developed leadership, strategic thinking and planning skills with the ability to demonstrate these in highly political environments
  • Proven leadership skills in the management of change
  • Demonstrable ability to use autonomy to undertake actions as a result of own interpretation of policy and guidance, providing a source of expert advice to the organisation
  • Ability to make decisions autonomously, when required, on difficult issues
  • Proven interpersonal skills to work with clinical and management colleagues at all levels across a range of organisations and the ability to develop strong working relationships with senior stakeholde
  • Ability to deal with challenging situations in a formal setting
  • Strong external communications skills in a politically sensitive environment with knowledge of and experience in handling media relations
  • Ability to communicate highly complex, highly sensitive & highly contentious information where there are significant barriers to acceptance both orally and in writing, both internally and externally,
  • Extensive experience of delivering presentations to large groups of stakeholders in often pressured and politically sensitive environments to a high standard (Board level quality)
  • Ability to analyse and interpret highly complex information to make judgements regarding a range of highly complex management issues
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to grasp critical issues and distil them into clear arguments/cases and be able to articulate these verbally or in written form
  • Ability to plan, manage, adjust and deliver complex projects involving multiple agencies and individuals and a broad range of activities to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to understand the long term or widespread implications of decisions


Desirable

  • Willingness to challenge existing practice
  • Good IT skills, particularly in use of Web applications and MS Office applications
  • Ability to travel to different locations across the region and nationally to attend meetings and conferences, representing the RDN
  • Ability to use Google Suite products
  • Consistently looks to improve what they do and seeks out innovation
  • Self-awareness with regard to emotional intelligence, biases and sensitivities
  • Demonstrates honesty and integrity and promotes organisational values


Qualifications

Essential

  • Professional registration as a Medical Doctor, Nurse, Midwife or as a Allied Health Professional
  • Masters level qualification or equivalent
  • Management qualification


Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Address

St. James's University Hospital

Beckett Street

Leeds

LS9 7TF

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