£32,700 - £40,800 per year
Contract, Part-time, Full-time
Job description

Our role

Salary: £32,700 - £40,800 
Full Time/ Part Time (3 days a week minimum)/ Secondment

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Research Manager on a fixed term contract or secondment (up to 12 months) with potential to extend.  You will lead and manage the delivery of the charity’s research aims including our programme of research grants and our work to support increased patient and public involvement in research for people with Crohn’s and Colitis.

This is a fixed term contract whilst we review and update the charity's research strategy.  You will lead the review, working with the Director of Services, Policy and Evidence to ensure our research strategy delivers the greatest possible impact for the benefit of people with Crohn’s and Colitis.

Our office is located in Hatfield, Herts, however, like many organisations we are all currently working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, although previously we were largely office based.  Due to the experience we have gained during this period, consideration will be given to requests for working from home arrangements.

About you

You will have led and delivered research funding programmes and patient and public involvement in health research programmes, as well as successfully developing operational performance metrics, strategies and objectives.  With your excellent communication skills you will have established and maintained effective relationships with colleagues, external stakeholders and networks to keep abreast of national and international research developments.  You will have experience of leadership and management of teams. 

Key Responsibilities

1. Research Strategy

  • Leading the review and update of the charity’s research strategy ensuring effective engagement with all relevant stakeholders and development and delivery of a revised strategy in line with agreed deadlines.
  • Providing oversight of the annual research call including working with our external panels and committees to manage the peer review process and the successful awarding of funds.
  • Reviewing and developing our programmes of patient and public involvement and identifying further opportunities for increasing patient and public involvement in research
  • Identifying and developing effective relationships with potential research collaborators and partners in order to raise the profile of research for people with Crohn’s and Colitis
  • Reviewing and developing the intellectual property opportunities within the Crohn’s & Colitis UK funding programme and ensuring these are fully understood and explored
  • Working collaboratively with other teams ensuring effective engagement with staff across the organisation to ensure the work of the research team aligns and supports the work of other teams for the wider benefit of people affected by Crohn’s and Colitis
  • Providing oversight, and ensuring effective governance of, our research work including effective management of our Research and Funding Strategy Committee and our Award Panels
  • Working with the marketing and communications team to ensure wide dissemination and communication of research funding and patient and public involvement opportunities and outcomes
  • Working with our income generation team to ensure opportunities for income asssociated with research are identified and developed
  • Ensure equality, diversity and inclusion and the patient voice are considered in all aspects of the charity’s work with research.
  • Developing networks and horizon scanning across the sector in order to keep up to date with relevant research initiatives and to identify future areas and opportunities for research. 

2. To manage, support and give direction and leadership to the research team to achieve Crohn's & Colitis UK's aims and objectives 

  • Leading and managing the team ensuring staff are trained, supported and motivated to deliver consistent, effective and high-quality services
  • Leading operational planning and budgeting, with the director’s oversight, for the team; tracking operational and budget performance; reporting monthly to show progress and any changes needed
  • To manage programmes ensuring appropriate project management methodology is used and milestones are delivered to time and budget
  • Developing and delivering an annual operational plan for research that aligns with and supports the overarching strategic objectives of the charity
  • Developing metrics for monitoring the impact and reach of the research team’s outputs to ensure that the focus is on areas which will achieve the maximum impact for people affected by Crohn’s and Colitis.

3. Charity responsibilities 

  • As a member of the Joint Leadership Team, you will be expected to provide leadership across the organisation, including liaising with the Senior Leadership Team and deputising for the Director of Services, Policy and Evidence as required
  • Representing Crohn’s & Colitis UK at events as required
  • Working in line with the Charity values and maintaining the reputation and standing of the Charity.


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Refreshed on: 07 March 2021
Closed date: 17 March 2021
Tags: Policy/Research

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