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Head of Research

Head of Research
£56,879 - £62,244 per annum plus excellent benefits
Closing date:
12pm on Monday 26 October 2020

About us 

We put people living with MS at the centre of everything we do, and it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK.

Our vision is a world free from the effects of MS. Our ultimate goal is to find a cure. But until then, we'll do all we can to help people with MS to live life, knowing they don't have to face MS alone. Our strategy is based on what people with MS have told us is important to them. It gives us a clear and determined focus.

We have big aspirations and we need brilliant new people to help us achieve our ambitious goals. Will you join our team to stop MS?

About you

You'll help take forward our groundbreaking research programme and achieve life-changing results for people with MS. You'll manage our research programme and play a leading strategic role in realising our ambitious research strategy.

You will quickly develop sufficient expertise in MS research to act as a senior spokesperson for our research work. You'll continue to raise the profile of our internationally respected programme. And influence the research programmes of other major funders, in the UK and around the world.

You'll have a number of staff reporting to you as well as being a member of the Leadership Team, so strong management and leadership skills are essential. You will have experience of research and project management. Full details of the skills and experience required are in the job description.

We offer 27 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays), travel loan and various other benefits such as supported developmental opportunities.

We're in an exciting, transformational period which builds on our great history, and will drive us towards achieving our mission and vision as we embark on our new 5 year strategy.

Interviews will be held on 9 and 10 November 2020.

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How to apply

  1. Send your cv and a covering letter to [email protected]
  2. Please tell us what set working hours per week you're currently interested in applying for.
  3. Remember to put the job title in the subject header. You can find it at the top of this page.
  4. When we get your application we'll send you an automatic email to confirm we've received it. We aim to inform you of the outcome of your application within two weeks of the deadline for applying.

Your covering letter

Your covering letter should tell us why you want this role and how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification. If you're currently employed it would be helpful for us to know what your current salary is and how much notice you need to give your current employer.

Equal opportunities 

We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and to fair and transparent recruitment processes. So we'd be grateful if you'd complete our equal opportunity monitoring form. It's for our monitoring purposes only. The selection panel will not see it at any stage of the selection process

We're a Disability Confident employer. If you consider yourself disabled, we hope you will feel able to tell us about any adjustments you need if invited for interview. And any adjustments you might need to your working environment if you came to work for us.  

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