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Research Volunteer Recruitment Manager (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for this exciting and challenging position to lead the team responsible for the recruitment of volunteers to the NIHR BioResource for Translational Research ("NIHR BioResource").

Our mission is to facilitate human health research and its transformation into medical practice. NIHR BioResource is a unique and powerful resource for studying disease mechanisms and for investigating the links between genes, the environment, health and disease, enabling scientific discoveries as well as facilitating translational medicine for the benefit of patients.

Further details on the NIHR BioResource, including some of our COVID-19 research studies, can be found on our website:

The appointee will lead on the recruitment of local (Cambridge) and national cohorts of volunteers to the NIHR BioResource, managing a team of study coordinators and administrative staff. There are three main recruitment streams: people with common diseases; people with rare diseases; and the general population.

Candidates should have experience that is relevant to the post, including proven success of recruitment to, and running of, research studies and/or clinical trials and ideally be educated to degree level in a relevant subject. Excellent organisational and communication skills across a range of stakeholders and a track record of successful leadership and line management are essential.

See the Further Information link below for full details and Person Specification.

This appointment is full-time, 37 hours per week.

NIHR BioResource is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) as part of a 5-year funding cycle. The funds for this post are available until 30 November 2024 in the first instance. It is likely that the NIHR BioResource will continue to be funded by NIHR beyond this date with a further extension of 5 years dependent on available funding.

Our offices are on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, CB2 0QQ (approximately 2 miles south of the city centre). Work - life balance is important and we are open to discussion on flexible working, including an element of home working.

For informal queries about the vacancy or the application process, please contact Hannah Stark, Operations Lead, at

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Closing Date: 21st August 2022

Interview Date: Week commencing 5th September 2022

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. The covering letter should outline how you match the criteria for the post and why you are applying for this role. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

Please quote reference RW32391 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information

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