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Director of the Health Research Institute

Health Research Institute

Location:  Ormskirk
Salary:  £68,208 to £84,077 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Friday 23 June 2023
Reference:  EHP0029-0523

We’re here to create and harness knowledge, to deliver opportunity for everyone. 

About the Role

Edge Hill University is looking to appoint an exceptional individual to the post of Director of the Health Research Institute, based in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine. We are seeking a visionary individual to lead the Institute through its next phase of development and expansion. The Director has a pivotal academic leadership role, providing a coherent vision and drawing on operational experience to deliver long term growth.

With overall responsibility for the Institute, you will lead and shape future strategic direction at an important point in its evolution. The post offers an opportunity to deliver visionary and inspirational leadership at the challenging interface between academia and clinical practice, to further develop the unique footprint of the organisation. We are happy to consider either full-time academic or part-time clinical academic candidates for this position.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy, you may wish to contact: Professor Sally Spencer, Associate Dean Research, and Innovation, at 

About You

You will provide inspirational leadership, strategic vision and direction for the Institute and will already have significant experience of leading health research in a university prior to your appointment. Working closely with senior research staff across the faculty and university you will drive the growth and development of interdisciplinary health research. 

You will build and increase research capacity and capability by nurturing a collegiate culture of research enquiry, activity, and engagement, and further developing research enabling and support mechanisms. Working collaboratively and in the context of the evolving external health and social care landscape, you will extend and grow effective partnerships to deliver research that influences and shapes practice.

With a strong academic record and international research profile you will be widely recognised for excellence and have an established track record of developing and sustaining successful partnerships and collaborations within medical, health and social care areas. 

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.

About Us

At Edge Hill University we believe in the life changing opportunities knowledge can create. Since 1885, we’ve been creating access to knowledge for those who may not have had the opportunity to before. 

Today, the effect we have has a far-reaching impact, not just for those who come to study here but for those who work, invest in, and live in our local communities too. So, if you’ve ever wondered if one person can make a difference, simply speak to our alumni, students, and award-winning staff.

Because for us education isn’t about how much you take in. It’s about what you take out into the world. 

Inspiring minds and changing futures since 1885, Edge Hill University is “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education.

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