[Job] Asthma UK, Research Operations MANAGER, ??34.2-36k clos 27 July 2012

Asthma UK

Research Operations Manager

Full time, permanent

Salary range ??34,200??to ??36,000 per annum


, EC2A 2DB


Asthma UK???s vision is ???control over asthma today and freedom from asthma tomorrow.??? Asthma is one of the most common long-term health conditions with 5.4 million people living with asthma in the UK.


We are passionate about what we do, not only for people with asthma, but also for our staff. In return for your commitment we offer an excellent employment package, which includes generous financial benefits, excellent training and development opportunities, family friendly policies and flexible working practices to help you balance your life.


Following the recent launch of the charity???s pioneering research strategy for 2011-2016, an exciting new role has arisen within Asthma UK???s Research Team. The purpose of this role is to manage the delivery of our various research funding schemes and work closely with people affected by asthma, in order to maximise the impact of the charity???s research funding and activities.


This is a fantastic career development opportunity and a chance to gain valuable experience in research management and lay involvement, working within a well-respected team that is leading the way in a number of research areas. Supporting the Assistant Director of Research & Practice, the new role will have a great deal of influence both within and outside of the charity. The post will be pivotal to the effective delivery of the research strategy and to ensuring that asthma research, including the projects and people funded by Asthma UK, is relevant and beneficial to people affected by asthma.


The successful candidate will be able to:


?????????????????? Apply best practice and good research governance to ensure that Asthma UK???s position as a well-respected asthma research funder is maintained

?????????????????? Oversee all aspects of research application, review, award management and finance processes to support the fulfilment and evaluation of the research strategy

?????????????????? Provide advice and support to researchers and healthcare professionals applying for funding and those who are in receipt of funding

?????????????????? Work effectively alongside the Chair of the Research Review Panel and other panel members

?????????????????? Oversee the charity???s lay involvement processes and activities to support the engagement of people affected by asthma in research

?????????????????? Manage the Research Team???s database and ensure its optimum use

?????????????????? Monitor and control the research funding and lay involvement budgets

?????????????????? Lead, motivate and develop the Research Operations Officer

?????????????????? Ensure ongoing improvements to Asthma UK???s research operations activities


For further details and to complete the application form, please follow the link below to our website.


The deadline for completed applications is Friday 27 July 2012.??

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 22 August 2012.??

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