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Job vacancy in HSC R&D Division - Approvals Change Manager (Band 7)

HSC R&D Division, Public Health Agency, as policy lead for research governance in Northern Ireland, aims to ensure that the Health and Social Care (HSC) provides the best environment to support clinical research and wishes to increase the number of studies and the level of patient recruitment to research projects undertaken across Northern Ireland. HSC R&D Division, working in partnership with England, Scotland and Wales, has instigated a joint programme of work to ensure compatibility of UK-wide research management and governance processes.
The HSC permissions service in Northern Ireland is provided by five research offices, one in each of the HSC Trusts, and the HSC R&D Permissions Gateway - a small team based alongside the R&D Office in Western Health & Social Care Trust. Between them these offices manage the process of obtaining R&D NHS management permission for multicentre research projects in Northern Ireland, commercial and non-commercial, and which may involve sites in more than one UK nation.
Recent and forthcoming changes to UK-wide approvals processes necessitate a review of working practices across the Northern Ireland R&D management and governance system, which will require leadership to take forward.
The postholder will lead and support the wider R&D management community to develop and implement significant upcoming changes to HSC R&D approval processes, planned to come into effect during 2017-18 and 2018-19. This will involve developing, managing and delivering a change management programme.
The postholder will work with HSC R&D Offices, the HSC R&D Gateway, Networks and other groups to develop a change culture ensuring that national and local systems are developed to implement changes and improvements.
The post-holder will lead discussion and coordinate national activity, requiring process improvement expertise and change management skills. The postholder will be the leader for improvement and exhibit integrity, transparency and other behaviours essential to continuous improvement. This will require the postholder to successfully deliver training of a complex and technical nature.
The role will involve communication with a wide variety of stakeholders to provide complex information about projects, initiatives and services through a range of media and settings.
The closing date is 23 February 2018 at 1800.
For more details and to apply see the HSC Recruit website