Research associate – Strategic Engagement

Job details
Posting date: 27 September 2021
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £54,764 - £63,862 per annum
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 27 October 2021
Location: Manchester, M1 4BT
Company: Midlands and Lancashire CSU
Job type: Contract
Job reference: 3501946/907-135

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A Vacancy at NICE - The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

Role title:Research Associate – Strategic Engagement (12 months fixed term)


We are looking for a skilled Research Associate – Strategic Engagement to support the organisation through this period of dynamic transformation.

The Role

Reporting to the Senior Technical Adviser- Methods the Research associate – Strategic Engagement will be a key member of the team responsible establishing and building on existing collaborative partnerships with external organisations to facilitate the delivery of efficient and sustainable systems and processes to enable the delivery of dynamic, living guideline recommendations.

What you will bring to NICE

The post holder should be able to demonstrate the following:
• Advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of a range of work procedures and practices related to process and methodology for evidence synthesis in guidelines or health services research
• Extensive knowledge of the principles of evidence-based health care, critical appraisal and the assessment, synthesis and interpretation of health care research evidence
• Ability to effectively plan and manage highly complex projects and deliver work of a high standard often against competing demands with tight timeframes and deadlines
• An understanding of the social, political, economic and technological context in which the NHS and the Institute operates
• Experience of working with a wide range of stakeholders, including stakeholders and academia in health, public health and social care
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex ideas to a range of audiences and to generate trust and confidence in individuals at all levels both within and outside the organisation

• Here at NICE we are passionate and proud of the work we do and the impact we make.
• We can offer you a great place to work with good benefits, flexible working, and a supportive, friendly and inclusive environment.
• We have an academic culture committed to producing high quality work and we take collective responsibility.

Why choose NICE? As an organisation we all collaborate to achieve the same goal through empowering our workforce to do great things. Health and well-being are a top priority for us because we understand the importance of creating a respectful, supportive, and transparent environment for all our employees.

The Department

TheCentre for Guidelinesdevelops guidance on the promotion of good health and social care and the prevention of ill health, the appropriate treatment and care for people with specific diseases and conditions, and service delivery. The guidance is used by those working in the NHS, local government, social care, and patients and their families.

TheMethods and economics teamprovides technical, economic and methodological oversight, development and quality assurance across all stages of the guideline development ‘ecosystem’. The team leads on the update, maintenance, and implementation ofCurrent areas of focus for the team include supporting the development of living guideline recommendations and methods and processes to support the use of data and analytics in guidance development.

For an informal discussion please contact Nichole Taske, Associate Director (Methods and Economics), 0207 045 2124.

Closing date: 6 October 2021
Interview date: 20 October 2021

We have modern offices in Manchester city centre and Stratford, London. Please take into consideration that you may be required to commute to one of our offices. From October we will be encouraged to work in the office 1 day a week (4 days in a month).

We are a flexible employer, and you will have the opportunity to discuss any potential for flexible working with your manager

Important- Due to NICE’s use of anonymised recruitment practices we ask all candidates not to include any personal details within their application. Please ensure you provide sufficient detail in the supporting information section to allow our team to make an informed judgement about your suitability for this role at this stage.

NICE is committed to the equality, diversity and inclusion of all our candidates and staff, and we are committed to creating a workforce which represents the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone, and in particular we encourage applications from candidates with disabilities, and candidates from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds who are currently under-represented in our workforce.

Please you wish to discuss any additional needs or reasonable adjustments which may support your success at interview.

This advert closes on Wednesday 6 Oct 2021

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