Senior Product Manager

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7107912 (Ref.No. MHNCC1423)
Posted: August 12, 2022

Job Description

Do you have experience as a product manager and an interest in supporting the success of national clinical research in the UK? Do you have a track record of delivering innovative, public facing digital services in the health sector? Are you an experienced manager with the ability to coach and motivate teams in an agile environment?

 An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a highly motivated and innovative team at the NIHR Clinical Research Network’s National Coordinating Centre.

At the University of Leeds, we are committed to providing a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity that attracts, supports, and retains the best students and staff from all backgrounds and from across the world. Whatever role we recruit for we are always striving to increase the diversity of our community, which each individual helps enrich and cultivate. We particularly encourage applications from, but not limited to Black, Asian and ethnically diverse people; people who identify as LGBT+; and people with disabilities. 

We have identified that people with disabilities and Black, Asian and ethnically diverse people are currently underrepresented in this role and particularly welcome applications. Candidates will always be selected based on merit and ability. 

The Senior Product Manager is a key role in the CRN’s Digital Engagement team which delivers the Be Part of Research and Join Dementia Research digital services. As the Senior Product Manager for the Be Part of Research service you will be the service owner and have overall responsibility for the successful delivery of the service, working closely with the Digital Delivery Lead, User Research Designer and Head of Digital Services. Your role will involve leading and coaching the service delivery team to ensure the delivery of a user-centred service that delivers the intended benefits and goals, and operational management of the service processes and resources.

A key part of the role will be supplier management and as Senior Product Manager you will have responsibility for ensuring all aspects of the service meet accessibility and other standards, and for ensuring acceptance criteria are met. 

While your focus will be on product management and service ownership you will need to guide and coach the service team around a broader range of digital work areas including service design and you will need to work closely with colleagues in  stakeholder engagement, enterprise architecture, programme management, and business intelligence functions to ensure successful delivery of the service.

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

Emma Maker, Head of Digital Engagement 

Tel: +44 (0)7880 471377

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 8
Salary:  £42,149 to £50,296 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:  Thursday 11 August 2022
Closing Date:  Thursday 25 August 2022
Reference:  MHNCC1423


The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.