Research and Governance Programme Manager (NJR)

Published: 09 Sep 2020

Closing date for applications: 16 Oct 2020 23:00

Location: London with occasional travel

Salary: £38,250 - £51,750 (starting salary dependent on skills and experience)

Details: Permanent, 1FTE

Are you seeking a new challenge? Would you value an opportunity to develop your skills in a global exemplar registry? Then we would love to hear from you.

HQIP is a small, dynamic organisation with a broad remit which commissions and manages the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcome Programme on behalf of NHS England with whom we work closely. In addition, HQIP hosts the National Joint Registry which is managed as a separate entity.

The National Joint Registry (NJR) collects data about joint replacement surgery (hip, knee, elbow, shoulder, ankles) in order to provide an early warning of issues relating to patient safety, improve the quality of outcomes and ensure cost effectiveness of joint replacement surgery, through monitoring and reporting outcomes on orthopaedic implants, hospitals and surgeons, and supporting and enabling research. The NJR is the largest arthroplasty register and one of the most influential healthcare registries in the world with a significant international profile. It is managed by the NJR Steering Committee, designated as an NHS England ‘expert committee’ and reports through the NJR Chairman to NHS England.

The NJR management team, based at HQIP, manages the registry’s work across its governance structure -comprising the NJR Steering Committee and eight NJR sub committees – and services contracted through two key contracts covering data management and solutions and statistical analysis and support. We are now seeking to recruit to the post of Research and Governance Programme Manager to join the NJR team.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced information or research governance professional to fill a vital post managing for the NJR’s research programme. The post holder will also provide overall management of the NJR Data and Information Governance function, with responsibility for handling of all data and Freedom of Information requests and associated information governance arrangements.

If you are seeking a new and exciting challenge to take a role with an internationally recognised clinical register and have the relevant experience and skills, we would love to hear from you. We are based in the City of London with excellent transport links and support flexible working. Currently it is expected that this role will be almost exclusively home working based. Currently all NJR meetings are held remotely so the successful candidate will need to have access to a place to work from at home or another suitable location that has excellent broadband coverage as this role requires regular attendance at virtual meetings and engagement over video conferencing. As the level of risk related to COVID-19 reduces, meetings in person will recommence.

Key requirements of this position are:

  • To lead the operational management and coordination of the NJR Research and NJR Data and Information Governance function
  • Support the Research Committee Chair in the management and administration of the Research Committee, including the preparation of agendas, production of papers, recording of minutes and follow up of action. This includes handling correspondence; liaising with senior personnel and clinicians from health and social care organisations; providing advice and expertise as required on related research and data governance matters
  • To act as the main point of contact for the NJR Research Fellows and provide advice and supervision on governance matters relating to their programme of study
  • Manage commissioned research projects on behalf of the Research Committee Chairman, to ensure they are delivered on time and to budget
  • To oversee the process of monitoring approved research requests, monitoring progress and collating updates from applicants, with oversight of the abstract review process
  • To provide advice and expertise on issues of data management, data sharing and governance

Key personal specification requirements are:

  • Graduate calibre with at least 5-7 years’ relevant experience within area of responsibility
  • Experience of managing programmes related to information or research governance
  • Track record in successful management of projects and programmes
  • Experience of developing and implementing standard operating procedures
  • Excellent writing skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks and working to challenging targets and deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills, ability to liaise with internal and external stakeholders and communities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent IT skills

How to apply                                                             

To apply, return the completed application form, together with the Declaration of Interest and Personal Information Form to [email protected]

Interviews are planned for:  W/C 26th October 2020

Due to the high volume of applications, feedback is only given to shortlisted applicants.