Head of Research Policy and Awards

London (GB)
£55,807 (incl. London allowance) with potential for performance-related progression to £62,395
07 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
01 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Full Time


We support researchers and communities, systems and services, fundamental science and applied design. We care about inclusion, address inequality and make the interdisciplinary connections that bring research ideas to life.


Salary: £55,807 (incl. London allowance) with potential for performance-related progression to £62,395

Location: Our office is at Blackfriars in central London but we are currently working remotely and we welcome proposals for flexible work patterns

In the autumn of 2020, the Dunhill Medical Trust will launch its new five-year plan: "Investing for Impact".  It was back in the 1980s that our founder's niece recognised that the shifting demographics would drive a need for investment in a high-quality research base to improve our understanding of the mechanisms of ageing and the delivery of innovation in the health and social care of older people.  Our charitable objects were never more relevant than they are today as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the opportunities are immense to support our academic and clinical researcher community to make real systemic change. 

Today, we are an independently endowed charitable trust, distributing c.£5m pa in grant funding and plan to play our part in three broad ways:

  • investing in ideas
  • connecting research and practice and
  • fostering flourishing communities.

We now have an opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced research management professional to help us to shape and deliver our new strategic plan. Reporting to the Executive Director, you will be the primary point of contact for organisations applying for funding for academic and clinical research.  As such, you will have responsibility for the development and delivery of the Trust’s core services, its commitment to high quality and its support for the research community.  If you have around five years’ relevant experience, a higher degree in a subject related to our work, the “can do” attitude and restless curiosity essential to the success of a small, expert team and think you can help us, go to our website to download the full job and person specification and find out how to apply.

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Closing date:  1st September , 2020 at noon

The Dunhill Medical Trust, an independent charity (registered Charity Number: 1140372) and company limited by guarantee (registered in England: Company Number: 07472301). Registered Office: 5th Floor, 6 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6AB. The Dunhill Medical Trust has no connection with the tobacco industry and complies fully with the Joint Protocol of Cancer Research and Universities UK on Tobacco Industry Funding to Universities (2004). Read more about our history.

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