Research Director

Flexible location (significant time will need to be spent in London), home based or office based
11 Nov 2019
29 Nov 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

As a key role in the organisation, the Research Director will lead the implementation of the charity’s research strategy, which was signed off by the Board in 2019.

Position: Research Director

Location: Flexible location (flexible on location, although significant time will need to be spent in London) home based or office based.

Hours: 35 hours per week (happy to discuss flexible working arrangements)

Salary: Competitive

Contract: Permanent

Benefits: 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (this will increase with service up to 30 days, full time equivalent) cashback and discount scheme, employee assistance programme, learning and development, pension scheme, Life Assurance, season ticket loan, Eye Care vouchers, Long Service Award, Cycle2Work scheme, Tax-free childcare, Health Cash Plan, Working Pattern Agreement, flexible working opportunities available.

Closing Date: 29 November 2019

Interview Date: Early January 2020

The Role

The Research Director has a strong externally-facing component, engaging funding bodies, major donors, individual researchers and research groups, and also other charitable research organisations, both in the UK and also in Europe and globally, through membership of the World Stroke Organisation. In particular, the Research Director will drive the development of partnerships to deliver stroke research that is of most importance to people affected by stroke, and to leverage more funding into stroke research.

A priority at the moment is leading the James Lind Alliance priority setting partnership for stroke research, currently underway with the charity as its convenor.

Internally, the role has a management component, responsible for a team of staff who manage a portfolio of research awards for projects and for Fellows and Lecturers; for the communication of research stories and impact; for ensuring that Stroke Voices are strong in Research.

About You

The Research Director is a key member of the senior leaders’ group, working collaboratively across the organisation to deliver the charity’s strategic goals, with a particular focus on ensuring that the value and impact of research is understood and embedded within the wider work of the charity. Close working with external communications and fund-raising colleagues will be vital to promote our research and to encourage donation of new funds into research.

We would welcome applicants with lived experience of stroke. It is optional for this role to be home based, please see our clients home working agreement for full details.

In return…

This is an exciting opportunity to work with stroke survivors and their families to support them following stroke and to raise stroke awareness in the local population. Our client offers a host of amazing benefits and flexible working options, with opportunities to progress your career.

About the Organisation

Rebuilding lives after stroke.

Our client believe everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke. And it’s a team effort to get there. They provide specialist support, fund critical research and campaign to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives. Every five minutes, stroke destroys lives. Help us rebuild them and join the team.

You may also have experience in areas such as Director, Research, Head of Research, Fundraising.

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