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Research Director

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Closing date
20 Sep 2023

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Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Research Director

Sheffield; Attractive Salary

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s biggest providers of integrated hospital and community-based healthcare providing a comprehensive range of local community, and tertiary services to the residents of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Mid Yorkshire and North Derbyshire and some specialist services to all parts of England. We are an important partner within the South Yorkshire ICS, working with colleagues in other health and social care providers and commissioners to create an integrated approach that is focused on the future health, wellbeing, and prosperity of the vibrant and diverse populations that we serve.

Our 18,500 staff have a long history of clinical excellence and delivering high quality care, in training and developing high calibre multidisciplinary health professionals, and innovation in medical research. Indeed, improving patient care through research and innovation is central to everything we do. We have a substantial and expanding clinical research portfolio, including significant joint research with our academic partners including The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University.  Also, extensive collaborations with other national academic bodies, and UK and oversea centres of excellence.

Our dedicated Clinical Research & Innovation Office provides hands-on support and advice to researchers, members of the public, patients and industry partners about getting involved in research, study design and set-up.  We have cutting-edge clinical research facilities and a successful and expanding Biomedical Research Centre (BRC).  

Joining us as our Research Director, you will provide overall leadership and accountability for all research activities, development, and performance across the Trust. Reporting into our Medical Director (Development), Dr David Black you will drive work within the trust and with wider stakeholders, including universities and regional research infrastructures, increase our research activity and impact.  You will maximise a coordinated and integrated approach to research-informed clinical service delivery across the South Yorkshire Integrated Care System.

The successful candidate will be a registered healthcare professional with a proven track record of research and development in the NHS. This is a highly visible, senior leadership role, and requires someone who is visionary and ambitious, able to lead the development and implementation of an effective delivery plan based on our new Research and Innovation high level strategy. You will also play a key role in managing the interface between research and innovation and be instrumental in ensuing the trust board is informed and able to assure our progress on delivering strategic research objectives.

An inclusive, enthusiastic and credible senior leader, you will engage with a wide range of stakeholders at all levels, working across boundaries to achieve collective success. This is an exceptional opportunity to join an established research and innovation team in an organisation committed to increasing research and innovation activity, output and funding, patient and public involvement and broadening staff engagement in research. 

To learn more about us, this role and this process click Apply and for a confidential discussion, contact Helen Barkham, Michelle Atkinson or Dr Melanie West on 07921 308766.

Closing date: 9am Wednesday 20th September

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