Head of Business Change and Transformation

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7111488 (Ref.No. MHNCC1446)
Posted: September 23, 2022

Job Description

NIHR Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) Office

Are you committed to supporting the delivery of business change to improve the health and wealth of the nation? Do you thrive on working in a complex environment, using your ability to navigate political and organisational issues, as well as your skills in business change and transformation? Can you provide specialist business change, leadership and knowledge of the clinical research ecosystem to facilitate and lead transformational change in areas that are new to this area and deliver benefit? Can you lead and take ownership of transformational change activity across a number of initiatives in a complex business environment and bring key stakeholders with you?

The NIHR is embarking on an ambitious and far reaching digital transformation programme and is current delivering a wide range of large multi-million pound strategic initiatives aimed at supporting its mission of improving the health and wealth of the nation. These initiatives are critical to the delivery of the organisation’s current and future strategy.

As the DDaT Office’s Head of Business Change and Transformation you will play a critical role in ensuring the delivery of business process change to embed these initiatives and their associated benefits. In addition, you will support the NIHR in developing and enhancing its change delivery model and the processes that underpin these transformational initiatives. The role requires expert levels of professional knowledge, an ability to develop a change management culture across an organisation, excellent stakeholder engagement and communication skills. You will work alongside Agile delivery managers, product owners and programme managers.

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.

Contact information

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

John Nother, NIHR Chief Digital Officer

Tel: +44 (0) 7468756275

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:  National Institute of Health Research
Section:  Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 9
Salary:  £53,353 to £61,823 p.a.
plus London weighting of £4,776 p.a where applicable
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (31/03/2024)
Release Date:  Thursday 22 September 2022
Closing Date:  Thursday 06 October 2022
Reference:  MHNCC1446

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.