s9wSkqzz9pBXAf09MteJLARh2tc Programme Manager, NIHR Central Commissioning Facility | JOBS VACANCY Programme Manager, NIHR Central Commissioning Facility | JOBS VACANCY
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Sabtu, 15 Oktober 2011

Programme Manager, NIHR Central Commissioning Facility

PAY BAND 3 (£27,000 - £29,000 on appointment)
(benefits include pension, life assurance, crèche (Teddington only) and generous holiday)


Closing date: 28 October 2011

Reports to: Senior Programme Manager

Job purpose:

We require a suitable individual to join the team running the Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) programme at the National Institute for Health Research Central Commissioning Facility (NIHR CCF) based at LGC in Twickenham, Middlesex. This team manages a large part of the research commissioning process for the NIHR. The RfPB programme has an annual budget of up to £25 million, which is allocated to the ten Strategic Health Authority regions of England on a per capita basis. This national programme of research funds a number of regionally derived applied research projects in health services and social care. The post provides the opportunity for exciting external liaison, with interfaces to UK Government, academia, industry and the clinical community.

Key result areas:

Managing up to two RfPB funding regionsActing as a key contact point for programme enquiriesRegular liaison with the Programme Director and Regional Advisory Committee Chairs and membersOverseeing membership of and recruitment to the Regional Advisory CommitteeAssisting with the on-line application process through the CCF Research Management SystemManaging preliminary scrutiny meetings for short-listing of proposals for fundingOverseeing external peer review for applicationsOrganising, attending and taking minutes at regional advisory committee meetingsProviding feedback and award of funding or rejection letters to applicantsScrutinising research budgets for any applications being considered for fundingIssuing of contracts and involvement in contract negotiation All aspects of project monitoring including: maintaining a detailed database of project status, maintaining paper project files, checking progress against milestones, approving and checking claims for payment, preparing variations to contract and ensuring timely submission of interim, financial and final reportsReview of intellectual property arising from projects within the regional portfolioManaging regional finance: preparing financial reports, profiling finances, reconciling grant paymentsRegular travel to meetings around EnglandAttending relevant external meetings, site visits, conferences etcResponding to parliamentary requests for information, often to very short deadlinesProviding a flexible resource across all programmes managed by the CCF

Candidate specification:

A degree or equivalent qualification, preferably biomedical-, health- or social science-related.  A higher research degree in a relevant subject is desirableKnowledge of clinical or health services research methodology is desirableExperience of working in a research environment is desirable, preferably within a health or social care settingPrevious experience of research management or project management is desirableExcellent organisational skills, including meticulous record keeping and an eye for detailExcellent writing skills, including drafting minutes and reportsExcellent IT skills (particularly Microsoft Word and Excel)Excellent communication skillsFinancial awarenessCustomer focus

To apply, please forward your CV to Tracey Wallace at tracey.wallace@nihr-ccf.org.uk

As an internal candidate, please advise your current manager that you are interested in the opportunity.

Informal discussions should be held with the recruiting manager.

LGC is an equal opportunities employer and is particularly eager to encourage staff progression and development, including lateral moves.

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