Director of Research and Innovation

London (Greater) (GB)
Very Senior Manager Package     
02 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
04 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Outstanding leadership opportunity in the advancement of care for children and young people with complex health needs

Salary: Very Senior Manager Package            


Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) is an international centre of excellence in child healthcare. GOSH is an acute specialist paediatric hospital with a mission to provide world-class care to children and young people with rare, complex and difficult-to-treat conditions. Since its formation in 1852, the hospital has been dedicated to children’s healthcare and to finding new and better ways to treat childhood illnesses.

GOSH receives nearly 300,000 patient visits (inpatient admissions or outpatient appointments) every year and there are 60 nationally recognised clinical specialities providing the UK's widest range of specialist health services for children on one site. More than half of our patients come from outside London and GOSH is the largest paediatric centre in the UK for services including paediatric intensive care and cardiac surgery.

The UK’s only academic Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) specialising in paediatrics is a collaboration between GOSH and UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, recently renewed for a further 5 years. This unique partnership enables tangible clinical research from bench to bedside that has already developed a number of new clinical treatments and techniques that are used around the world.

The Opportunity

This is a rare and prestigious opportunity to lead the development, coordination and delivery of research in of one of the world’s leading specialist paediatric providers and an organisation that has a significant impact of the lives of so many children and their families.

The successful candidate will have the chance to shape a progressive Research and Innovation strategy and provide exemplary leadership to our Research and Innovation service, ensuring we deliver not only world-leading, high impact research outputs, but that we also champion an open, honest and transparent research culture and inspire a shared purpose and vision for advancing GOSH’s contribution to global child health. 

Candidates should demonstrate a personal track record of leadership in research and innovation in paediatric settings, operating at the interface with clinical services. Importantly you will be a natural collaborator with strong negotiation skills, capable of developing strong and productive working relationships with our research partners the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health and the GOSH Charity as well as a wide range of sponsors, regulators and collaborators. 

As an organisation that embraces diversity and treats everyone with understanding, dignity and compassion, equality of opportunity is a fundamental principle and applications are therefore encouraged from candidates of all backgrounds.  

For more information about this exceptional role, including details of how to apply, please visit or contact us on 020 7518 2612 quoting the reference 88200.

Closing date for applications is 13th March 2023

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