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Around three million people in the UK have kidney disease


Programme Lead: UK Organ Donation & Transplantation Research Network

Programme Lead: UK Organ Donation & Transplantation Research Network

£40,000-£50,000 depending on experience

37.5 hours per week

Grade 2

Nene Hall, Peterborough (other UK locations considered)

Fixed Term Contract – 2 years

Closing date: Friday 6 March 2020

We are seeking a dynamic and charismatic leader with proven expertise in leading complex programmes to develop, manage and deliver a key strategic programme focused on developing the UK Organ Donation and Transplantation Research Network.

As a Programme Lead, you will be responsible for leading the strategic development and delivery of the programme. This includes working with a wide range of stakeholders including the scientific and clinical communities, funding bodies including industry, other charities, international partners and patients to develop, shape and implement the long-term plan, research activity, funding and policy as required.

Currently 60 per cent of your time will be spent working on the UK Organ Donation and Transplantation Research Network to develop and implement strategy to ensure the successful achievement of agreed milestones to benefit all transplant recipients. The remaining time will be spent working on Kidney Research UK’s Transforming Treatments programme which aims to improve the care of patients with kidney disease.

You will need to deliver in line with the charity’s values and drive and maintain enthusiasm and momentum through to delivery and realisation of programme benefits.

You will have effective interpersonal skills, a creative approach to problem solving and a passion for delivering tangible benefits to patients.

This role will work closely with co-directors and workstream leads of the network, various patients, researchers and senior managers from a variety of organisations across the research and healthcare community. This is a role that will have a real impact on the successful delivery of the charity’s strategy and most importantly for people living with end stage kidney disease.

This role is jointly funded by NHS Blood & Transplant.

If you are interested in the position, please send your CV to with a supporting statement, outlining why you are interested and how you feel you meet the requirements.

Interviews will be held on mid-late March 2020

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