Assistant Director of Research (The Health Foundation)

Posted 2022.01.12
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Role Title: Assistant Director of Research, The Health Foundation

Location: Central London (hybrid, flexible working options)

Salary: £80,093 per annum + benefits

Post Type: Full or part-time (min 0.6 FTE)

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: Thursday 27 January 2022

Interview Date: Wednesday 9 February 2022



The Research team comprises 15 full time equivalent staff who commission research and deliver research insights across the Health Foundation’s 5 strategic priorities: healthy lives, improvement, data analytics, sustainability and health and care policy. The Assistant Director of Research is an important and pivotal post within the Foundation. We are now seeking an experienced, credible senior figure who will apply their understanding of health inequalities, health and social care research, policy and delivery to ensure the Health Foundation designs, commissions, manages and disseminates programmes of research with academic teams and other research organisations which are of the highest quality and meet its strategic objectives.

They will lead and continue to develop the research team so that it provides expert support to the Health Foundation as a whole, working with colleagues on specific strategic priority areas to understand and develop key research questions and design research to support the delivery of the Foundation’s priorities. This role is highly visible across the organisation and across external stakeholders. Therefore, we are looking for an individual who will be comfortable advising and guiding the team, connecting and collaborating with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, but who also won’t shy away from being hands-on when required. As an experienced leader, you will embrace the role of managing a diverse team of research managers and officers, who are all experienced researchers in their own right, and know what it takes to get the best out of people.

Find out more and apply by 27 January 2022