Research Group Manager

Salary: c.£42,000 p.a. + excellent benefits Location: Head Office Stratford – role could be home based on request Contract: Full time, though flexible working will be considered. Fixed term maternity cover until end of March 2021. Closing date: Tuesday 25th August. Interviews on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd September **** Please note that the employer for this role is National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI), not CRUK. We are hosting this advert on behalf NCRI **** NCRI’s purpose is to improve health and quality of life by accelerating progress in cancer-related research through collaboration. This role is an exciting opportunity to support the cancer research community in these challenging times to develop a strategic, coordinated and impactful portfolio of cancer research. We are looking for a driven individual to… Provide oversight of half the NCRI Research Groups to ensure their activities align with the strategic aims of NCRI and our Partner organisations Contribute to the development and implementation of new ways of working for the Groups in response to the challenges and opportunities due to COVID-19 Oversee the delivery of Research Groups meetings, activities and governance, through the management of the Research Groups Coordinators Work with senior external and internal stakeholders to deliver an excellent support service to the Research Groups For a more detailed look at the role and responsibilities please click here: https://adobe.ly/31n677q This role would suit a proactive individual with… Strong relationship management skills Proven project management abilities Previous experience of supervising or managing a small team. About NCRI The National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) is a UK-wide Partnership of research funders who believe that research is at the heart of driving improvements in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for people affected by cancer and the wider public. The NCRI Executive drives the work of the Partnership, enabling interactions between Partners and stakeholders and supporting collective activities. The NCRI Executive is hosted by one of its Partners: Cancer Research UK. To find out more about our purpose, goals, values and enablers visit www.ncri.org.uk About the NCRI Research Groups The Research Groups sit within the Research Groups Team in the NCRI and are funded by the NCRI Partners to coordinate and facilitate the development of cancer research by experts in the field. There are 17 Groups, 15 of which are cohort/cancer site-specific and two are cross-cutting (Screening, Prevention and Early Diagnosis; Living With and Beyond Cancer). Each Group has a number of Subgroups and/or Workstreams, which meet to further develop the work of the parent Group. These multidisciplinary Groups host meetings, workshops and events which aim to coordinate and facilitate the development of cancer research, and the team play a major role in developing and running these activities. Further information and how to apply If you would like to discuss the role informally before making an application, please contact Gillian Rosenberg, Head of Research Groups at NCRI. Please apply directly through our website – CV and cover letter required for application. At CRUK we value diversity and we’re committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to beat cancer sooner. Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us on recruitment@cancer.org.uk

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