NCOR Director Vacancy at UK

The National Council for Osteopathic Research (NCOR)seeking a Director to build on past achievements and provide strategic leadership

The candidate
You will be an able and experienced chairperson with a proven track record and experience of leadership in healthcare, healthcare education, research or research funding.  You must also have links with national/international research communities and be able to demonstrate effective performance in strategic planning, budget, business planning and staff management.

It is likely that you will be a senior university-based academic (preferably professorial level) or a health policy specialist of national standing in your subject or profession.

An honorarium of £8,000 is offered for an anticipated time commitment of 20 days per year.

Length of appointment
The appointment is for an initial three-year term. The successful candidate will be in post by April 2012.

The core elements of the role are:

  • Working with a wide range of stakeholders to achieve the strategic and operational leadership required to foster osteopathic research and research development.
  • Chairing and leading meetings of the NCOR Research Council, directing the executive, and working with and reporting to the NCOR Management Board, to develop and deliver the organisation’s objectives.
  • Acting as the advocate for the work and purpose of NCOR and osteopathic research activity, supporting effective communication with stakeholders both within and outside of the osteopathic profession.
  • Devising strategies for promoting a high level of research-awareness and research activity amongst osteopaths.
  • Fostering inter- and intra-professional research collaboration, building links within the healthcare research community, identifying and attracting research funding to NCOR and osteopathy.
  • Supporting the development of international co-operation in osteopathic research.

How to apply
Applications expressing interest in the role and detailing the value you believe you would bring to this important function should be sent to the NCOR Management Board, c/o The General Osteopathic Council, Osteopathy House, 176 Tower Bridge Road, London, SE1 3LU or emailed to and should include your curriculum vitae.

Closing date
The deadline for applications is 6 January 2012 and interviews will take place shortly after.

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