Job Opportunity at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre


Director of Research and Innovation Operations 

Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s leading specialist cancer centres. They have hugely ambitious plans embarking on an £162 million investment in facilities including a new cancer hospital in the heart of Liverpool due to open in 2020.

Based on the same thriving research and healthcare campus as the University of Liverpool and Royal Liverpool University Hospital, the new hospital will ensure every patient receives truly outstanding care and can access the most advanced treatments and clinical trials for generations to come.

The Trust recognises research as core business and has invested £1.8 million over 3 years to support an ambitious new research strategy.  Working with the Director of Academic Research and with CCC academic leads, research focused clinicians and external partners you will lead on all operational aspects of research for the Trust, to support CCC ambitions to be recognised as a national leader in cancer research.

You will use experience in research, ability to strategise, provide consistent leadership and focus to deliver a high quality research portfolio for all patients that they serve.  

You will reflect the values of CCC in providing a compassionate, safe delivery of research underpinned by excellent research governance in line with the Trust framework and legislation.  Relationships with stakeholders are key for CCC and you will use excellent communication skills to raise the profile of CCC across the region and nationally. It is also essential that you have the ability to lead, inspire and motivate others as you will have overall responsibility for the Directorate, promoting effective performance and professional development.

This is a truly exciting time to join the Trust, and you will be supported in your professional development and career aspirations.

The Trust takes an active responsibility for ensuring systems, policies and processes are in place to safeguard Children and Adults, and support the national and local agenda around safeguarding, including local arrangements for the protection of children and adults at risk.

This job is unlikely to attract a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a work permit).  Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK may not be considered if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates.  To apply for a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship, employers need to demonstrate that they are unable to recruit a resident worker before recruiting an individual overseas.

Messages from Clatterbridge: 

Please ensure that you meet the person specification before applying for this post.

If you are an internal candidate (at Clatterbridge) and would like to apply for this vacancy as a secondment, please refer to the Temporary Post Policy.

Please note that applications are accepted only by completion of our application form. We cannot accept CV's. In cases where we receive a high volume of applications, we reserve the right to close any vacancies prior to the specified closing date; therefore you are advised to submit your completed application form as early as possible.

The Trust are committed to ensuring every employee of the Trust will receive a salary in line with the Living Wage Foundation in light of the value we place on Trust employees and their welfare.

For conditional offers made after the 1st April 2016 to external candidates you will be required to reimburse the Trust for the cost of your Disclosure and Barring Service Check where required as part of your employment checks via your monthly salary upon commencement.


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