City of London, London (On-site)
£43000 - £45000 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
Do you have experience of identifying and building strategic partnerships within research? Would you like the opportunity to build a world-leading partnerships portfolio at a large funder of research in children’s health? If so, then we have the perfect opportunity for you.

The Strategic Research and Partnerships Manager will be responsible for identifying and working with new partners (industry, government and charity) to lead on the development of new opportunities and initiatives, in the discovery and preclinical space. Strategic partnerships are a key area of focus for the charity moving forward, and the postholder will be responsible for identifying, supporting and, where necessary, co-ordinating national and international collaboration on relevant strategic priorities.

About the Team

This exciting role sits within the Impact and Charitable Programmes Department. The team is responsible for ensuring charitable funding supports high quality projects, for monitoring and evaluating funded projects, and providing support to fundraising teams with information on the projects the charity funds.

About You

You will be a creative, collaborative, and entrepreneurial self-starter with proven experience of developing and getting projects off the ground, from concept / ideas to delivery and evaluation. You will also be able to lead and deliver on large projects, with appropriate support, and work closely with important senior external and internal stakeholders.

Specifically, you will have:

An advanced research degree (PhD) in a relevant scientific discipline or equivalent work experience
Experience in leading the planning and delivery of projects within research management, for example, at a grant funder, academic institution, or clinical / commercial environment
Ability to demonstrate experience of strategic partnership development and management within a research organisation
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish good working relationships

About the Charity

Every day brings new challenges at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Every day, over 600 seriously ill children from across the UK arrive for life-changing treatments. Every day, young lives hang in the balance as patients, families and staff battle the most complex illnesses. And every day, the brightest minds come together to achieve pioneering medical breakthroughs that change the lives of thousands of children – and change the world. This extraordinary hospital has always depended on charitable support to give seriously ill children the best chance to fulfil their potential. Without donations, Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity can’t help fund ground-breaking research, advanced equipment, child and family support services, and the rebuilding and refurbishment of wards and medical facilities. Our staff help to raise these vital funds for the hospital. A better future for seriously ill
children starts with you.

Recently awarded with a ‘Best Companies 2-star accreditation' and placed number 17 on the 2019 Sunday Times Best 100 Not-for-Profit Companies list - we offer a range of attractive benefits including; a flexible approach to working, 30 days holiday, life assurance, enhanced employer pension contributions, and a discounted season ticket loan.

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We recognise that people from some backgrounds are under-represented in our workforce and across the wider Charity sector. In April 2021 we launched our ambitious three-year EDI strategy committing to becoming a more inclusive workforce, reflecting the diverse communities that we work with and for and demonstrating this through all our areas of work.

A more diverse workforce will enable us to deliver even more impact and we particularly encourage applications from communities which are under-represented in the charity. This includes people from Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority backgrounds, people with a disability, people who are LGBT+ or who are from less advantaged socioeconomic groups.

Further information on our EDI strategy can be found on our website.

Our approach to hybrid working

This role is based in our Central London office (WC1N, opposite Russell Square underground) with the option to work remotely up to three days a week.

Please refer to the full job description below for more information.

How to Apply

Please click on the apply button in the top right-hand corner where you will be taken to a short application form to complete. You are encouraged to include a cover letter with your application, and should refer to the 'GOSH Charity Information Pack' on the Careers page of our website before you apply.

Closing date: 31st January.

Ref: 106 284
Posted on: 18 January 2022
Closed date: 31 January 2022 at 00:00
Job ref: 106284
Tags: Policy/Research