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Clinical Director and Deputy Clinical Director vacancies, Clinical Research Network; North West Coast

Clinical Director and Deputy Clinical Director vacancies, Clinical Research Network; North West Coast

Liverpool University Hospital Foundation Trust are hiring a Clinical Director and Deputy Clinical Director to oversee the Clinical Research Network; North West Coast.

Renumeration will be in line with the appointed candidates current salary.

Applications from across the whole of the Clinical Research Network; North West Coast footprint are encouraged.

NIHR Clinical Research Network North West Coast (NIHR CRN NWC)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the posts of Clinical Director and Deputy Clinical Director of the NIHR CRN NWC. These are prestigious regional and national roles as part of the NIHR infrastructure with a focus on the provision of strong Clinical Leadership for the CRN NWC. The post will be appointed by a formal interview panel led by Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust which is the Host Trust for CRN NWC.

CRN NWC have ambitious new plans to increase research opportunities for the population of north west coast. With a new strategy and plans to build capacity recently agreed by our Partnership Board. The Clinical Director and Deputy Clinical Director will be key in supporting the delivery of our strategic objectives with a focus on engaging the healthcare workforce (across all professions) in the delivery of clinical research.

The Host Trust seek to appoint two exceptional individuals for the high profile roles of Clinical Director and Deputy Clinical Director until 31st March 2023 (End of the current contract term). The post holders will use their practical knowledge of the health and social care environment, passion for clinical research and outstanding collaborative skills to provide local leadership to the Network. They will ensure that providers of NHS services in the North West are supported to make a full contribution in the area of clinical research.

Applicants will have an established track record as strategic clinicians, able to demonstrate experience of leading highly talented clinical staff to effectively deliver goals and achieve results which make the NIHR CRN vision a reality. Working in partnership with the Chief Operating Officer, the Clinical Director and Deputy Clinical Director will be responsible for developing CRN NWC to effectively deliver its objectives on behalf of Department of Health/NIHR. This will involve working with a variety of stakeholders at all levels, to ensure the delivery of patient focused clinical research across health and social care.

Suitable candidates for these rewarding and challenging role will combine broad and relevant senior level experience with a demonstrable record of delivery and innovation in change management, with experience of undertaking research in the NHS and as a clinical investigator. Personal attributes include the requirement to provide inspirational leadership, a flexible approach, strong negotiation, influencing and communication skills. Candidates will be required to have previous experience as a clinical investigator undertaking research in the NHS. Experience of senior board level engagement is essential. All candidates must be registered on the GMC Specialist Register or have equivalent professional status.

Informal enquiries regarding this role should be directed to the Accountable Officer for the Network Mr Steve Warburton, CEO LUHFT; or Jane Tomkinson CEO LHCH and Chair CRN NWC Partnership Group;

If you wish to discuss this role and the work of the CRN NWC in more detail please contact the CRN Chief Operating Officer Dr Chris Smith via PA David Bottomley or 0151 331 5130.

For more information and the role outline or to apply, please submit a CV and covering letter detailing your interest and suitability for the role to

All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment, please include this detail in your application. This post will be subject to all relevant HR checks/DBS etc.

Closing Date for applications: Friday 16th October 2020

Interview Date: Monday 26th October 2020 (afternoon)