Speciality Cluster Manager

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7102002 (Ref.No. MHNCC1407)
Posted: June 13, 2022

Job Description

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to join a small team supporting the work of the National Institute for Health Research at a national level? Are you well organised, have excellent interpersonal skills and enjoy working in a fast paced and innovative environment? Are you passionate about patients in the UK having access to good quality clinical trials? 

The Clinical Research Network (CRN) Specialty Cluster Manager manages the Specialty Cluster Office that is part of the Medical Directorate.  Your role will involve facilitating interactions with our six National Specialty Leads (NSLs) who are based across England and cover all aspects of research across the Cluster’s six specialties.  Working with various external stakeholders, undertaking projects to further the work of the specialties, providing administrative support to the NSLs and National Specialty Groups (NSGs) to develop communications materials, run meetings and events and representing the specialties at national conferences. 

The role will involve dealing proactively and positively with people at all levels within funding bodies, the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC), the life sciences industry, Royal Colleges, NIHR Infrastructure, patient groups and relevant sectors of the public, and various specialty specific professional bodies such as the British Society of Genetic Medicine and the British Geriatrics Society.  

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Gary Nestor 

Tel:  07736 793 481

Email: [email protected] 

The University of Leeds is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies. The School of Medicine holds a Gold Athena Swan award.   We are committed to being an inclusive Medical School that values all staff, and we are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees.


Location:  Leeds or London
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Medicine & Health
School/Institute:  NIHR CRNCC
Section:  NIHR CRN - Leeds or London Office
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £34,304 to £40,927 p.a.
plus London weighting of £4,636 pro rata where applicable
Working Time:  1.0 full-time equivalent
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Until 31 March 2024 due to external funding)
Release Date:  Friday 10 June 2022
Closing Date:  Friday 24 June 2022
Reference:  MHNCC1407


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