London, Greater London
£35,000 - £38,000 per year, depending on experience.
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Research Capacity Manager, London

£35,000 – £38,000 depending on experience

The Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) is an important alliance of international health research funders. We fund, develop and facilitate innovative research collaborations between high-income and low- and middle-income countries in the fight against chronic non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, mental ill health, and heart disease. These research teams are encouraged to bring together their multidisciplinary knowledge, expertise and experience as a global Research Network. Reporting to the CEO, you will foster a broad range of networking, capacity and capability strengthening activities between members of the GACD Research Network, to enhance the impact of GACD.

Who you are:

You are inspired to help us to tackle chronic non-communicable diseases in vulnerable and poorly resourced populations globally, by supporting productive international research collaborations and capacity strengthening activities.

What you can bring to the role:

You will be a key contact point for members of the GACD Research Network and responsible for promoting collaborative exchange of knowledge, methodologies and practice for example through the GACD webinars, working groups, Annual Scientific Meeting and training events. You will represent GACD with external partners and contribute to our strategic communications and organisational planning.

You will be a life sciences graduate or equivalent, with experience of: i) health research or health research management or capacity strengthening; ii) developing and coordinating international networking activities maintaining relationships at a distance across countries; iii) international projects coordination and management; and iv) coordination and facilitation of innovative research capacity strengthening activities. You are a relationship builder and can work flexibly and collaboratively within a small team. You can communicate clearly and persuasively with colleagues and a wide range of global scientists. You will be able to plan, coordinate, manage, and deliver on diverse projects, adapting style and content in response to changing work needs.

Our offer:

 A salary c. £35,000 – £38,000, dependent on experience.

  • Generous pension contribution, with no qualifying period.
  • 30 days annual leave each year, plus public holidays.
  • 36 hour working week, usually worked over 5 days.
  • Flexi-time system and core working hours of 10am to 4pm.
  • An opportunity to make a difference to human health around the world.
  • Opportunity for international travel.

How to apply:

  • provide an up-to-date CV which includes your contact details, education and vocational qualifications, membership of professional bodies, career history and explanation of any breaks in your employment history. provide a brief supporting statement setting out why you are the right candidate for this role making reference to the job description and the person specification. The case that you make and the way that it is presented will form a key part of the shortlisting process.
  • complete our equal opportunities monitoring and declaration form.
  • let us know if you are not able to make any of the assessment or interview dates (the pre-arranged dates can be found in the application pack).

A copy of the recruitment information pack and equal opportunities monitoring form are attached as separate documents.

Closing date: 9.00 am, 4 August 2020

Interview date: 13 August 2020


Posted on: 15 July 2020
Closed date: 04 August 2020
Tags: Training, Management