Join Dementia Research Manager

Leeds/London, United Kingdom
£41,526 to £49,553 p.a.
23 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Are you ready to lead one of the best performing research registers in the country? Are you passionate about improving research into dementia and other conditions? Do you have an excellent understanding of both the research environment and how to use the latest digital technologies to support it? 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to manage the Join Dementia Research service, run through the NIHR Clinical Research Network’s National Coordinating Centre in partnership with the country’s leading dementia charities. 

Join Dementia Research is a unique service matching people with researchers looking for volunteers for their studies across the UK. It is funded by the Department of Health and Social Care and delivered in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland, the Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer Research UK, together with the National Director of Dementia Research’s office and the devolved administrations. With over 42,000 people on the register, 100 studies open at present and having already matched 20,000 participants into studies, it is one of the world’s leading dementia registries and a model for other digital research services. 

The role reports into the Head of Public Engagement/Acting Head of Digital Engagement Programmes and will sit and contribute to the Stakeholder Engagement Directorate Senior Management Team. The role holder will be a member of the Join Dementia Research Programme Board, chaired by the National Director for Dementia Research. The successful candidate will represent the CRN at meetings, managing many high level relationships with charity, NHS and social care stakeholders and researchers as well as managing our approach to volunteers and the public. The role holder will work closely with other members of the CRNCC and research delivery teams and specifically the LCRNs delivering research in the NHS. 

The employer for this post is University of Leeds

This role will be based in Leeds or London, and will be off-campus

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

Laurie Oliva, Head of Public Engagement/ Acting Head of Digital Engagement Programmes 

Tel: 020 3328 6737, email:  


Imogen Shillito, Director of Stakeholder Engagement and Communications 

Tel: 020 3328 6734, 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 8
Salary:      £41,526 to £49,553 p.a.
Working Time:      100% full time equivalent
Post Type:      Full Time
Contract Type:      Fixed Term (Fixed term until 31 March 2022)
Closing Date:      Tuesday 03 December 2019
Downloads: Candidate Brief   Additional Information