BRC Senior Programme Manager

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
February 18, 2023
Offerd Salary:£67,064 - £77,274
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BRC Senior Programme Manager Band 8c

Main area

Research & Development


Band 8c




Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job ref



Southampton General Hospital




£67,064 - £77,274 pa

Salary period



18/02/2023 23:59

Interview date

Job overview

The University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) is one of the UK's most successful healthcare organisations. Clinical research is a core activity of the Trust and UHS aims to become one the top 10 clinical research NHS organisations in the UK.

Southampton is a world leading centre for translational research. Building on the success of the Southampton NIHR Biomedical Research Centre in Nutrition, Lifecourse and Metabolism, Respiratory and Allergy Medicine, Data Health and Society, Microbiology, Infection and Immunity, Data Health and Society and Perioperative and Critical Care in recognition of the world class research, the Trust and University of Southampton partnership has recently been awarded £25 Million Research Funding.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

Working for our organisation

What we can offer you

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Your Responsibilities

What you'll do

Working closely with the Biomedical Research Centre Director, Theme Leads and Management Board, the Senior Programme manager will be responsible for operational delivery of research programmes and related infrastructure and input intellectually in strategic developments.

Whilst not essential, understanding and experience of the specialist area of Research will be advantageous.

What we're looking for

The BRC is now seeking an individual of outstanding ability with strategic vision for the position of Biomedical Research Centre Senior Programme Manager to manage the 2022 – 2027 award. The successful candidate will have strong leadership and management skills and evidence of delivering large programmes of work regionally, nationally, or internationally, within budget and on time.

Additional information

Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 14 March 2023

Person specification Qualifications / training required Essential criteria
  • First degree or equivalent
  • Evidence of post-qualification study/professional development to masters level (post grad certificate/MBA/MSc) or equivalent general management experience.
  • Specialist qualification
  • Leadership training
  • Management training
  • Research Training
  • Previous or relevant experience necessary Essential criteria
  • Experience of working competently in a large research active healthcare or equivalent setting in a senior operational delivery/management position.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the National Institute of Health Research
  • Evidence of advanced leadership qualities
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in research
  • Demonstrable comprehensive knowledge of national and local clinical research agenda
  • Evidence of presenting complex information to internal and external groups in an understandable way
  • Evidence of successful leadership, management and engagement of cross disciplinary teams to facilitate collaborative working creating an interdependent environment.
  • Experience of leading change through empowering people and holding them to account.
  • Report writing skills and experience
  • Experience of successful of budget management and evidence of achieving financial and finite resource targets
  • Desirable criteria
  • Understanding of specialist area
  • Experience of operational working in the NHS
  • Project Management experience
  • Knowledge of PPI and EDI programmes
  • Aptitudes and skills required Essential criteria
  • Ability to analyse complex problems and develop practical and workable solutions to address them
  • Demonstrate a common-sense approach, when advising and influencing internal and external colleagues
  • Articulate with highly developed communication skills with the ability to network and build relationships at all levels, including interpersonal skills, liaison, and negotiation skills
  • Computer literacy (Excel; Microsoft Word; PowerPoint; email)
  • High level of work organisation with the ability to meet strict deadlines, within resources available
  • Able to develop and implement policy, guidelines, and projects from initiation to completion
  • Values and behaviours Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
  • Personal Qualities Essential criteria
  • Motivated and enthusiastic with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Assertive yet approachable
  • Personal drive and initiative
  • Able to work independently and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to think strategically and see the “global picture”
  • Outside Interests Essential criteria
  • Evidence of work/life balance
  • Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

    For more information about our Trust

    Head to our careers portal where you'll find information about:

    - Our values and vision - Our services and teams - Benefits we offer our staff - UK professional body registration - Information about our city - Relocating to Southampton - Our fantastic staff and their work

    To find out what our staff think about working here, you may also wish to look at our most recent friends and family test and NHS staff survey results, or our latest CQC report.

    Getting to work - our travel promise

    Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that's why we have introduced the UHS travel promise – a commitment from the Trust that we will provide reasonable travel options for every member of staff. Every member of staff can apply for a permit to use our park & ride facility. Eligibility for on-site parking is dependent on the nature and requirement of the role. All staff can also access a range of discounted benefits relating to travel including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars.

    Our commitment to equality

    Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

    UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

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  • Person Specification (PDF, 449.0KB)
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    Karen Underwood

    Job title

    Director R&D

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    023 8120 4519
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