Head of the NIHR Digital Office

Leeds, United Kingdom
£51,034 to £59,135 p.a.
12 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
22 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Are you passionate about digital innovation? Are you an experienced management professional able to coordinate multiple work streams simultaneously? An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and dynamic individual to lead the newly established NIHR Digital Office and lead the implementation of the NIHR Digital Programme. 

This is a challenging cross-organisational and national role that requires strategic oversight and leadership of the programme. You will possess the ability to quickly establish the confidence of and develop excellent working relationships with key stakeholders across the NIHR and across the NHS and to effect change throughout the NIHR. 

You will be able to quickly grasp key complex issues and offer imaginative and innovative solutions in both strategic and operational matters. You will have excellent leadership skills and a proven track record in the delivery of complex transformational programmes, ideally including digital. 

This role will require an experienced and proactive individual who will relish the opportunity to get involved in a rapidly expanding, diverse and challenging programme that directly impacts on the health and wealth of the nation. Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills, along with a strategic and pragmatic approach will be essential in the continued development and delivery of the programme. 

Your organisational base will be the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) Coordinating Centre (which is provided jointly by the University of Leeds and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust) and your direct report will be to the NIHR Chief Digital Officer.

The employer will be the University of Leeds. 

The post may be based in Leeds or London. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Jonathan Sheffield, Chief Executive Officer of NIHR CRN 

Tel: +44 (0)113 3430437, email: 

Further Information

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN and holds the Bronze award. We are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.

Location:     Leeds or London
Faculty/Service:     Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:     NIHR CRNCC
Section:     NIHR CRN - Leeds or London Office
Category:     Professional & Managerial
Grade:     Grade 9
Salary:     £51,034 to £59,135 p.a.
Post Type:     Full Time
Contract Type:     Fixed Term (Fixed term to 31 March 2022)
Release Date:     Wednesday 06 November 2019
Closing Date:     Friday 22 November 2019
Downloads:     Candidate Brief   Additional Information

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