Social Research Manager
The General Medical Council (GMC) helps to protect patients and improve medical education and practice in the UK by setting standards for students and doctors. We support doctors in achieving (and exceeding) those standards, and take action when they are not met.
Working in our Data, Research and Insight Hub, the Research Manager will be responsible for developing, managing and ensuring the delivery of key individual research projects as part of the GMC’s research programme. Delivered by a small team of research managers, the research programme provides the GMC with crucial intelligence and insight to inform our policy development and decision-making. We do not fund or undertake medical research and you don’t need previous medical experience.
Although the majority of the research programme is commissioned, a significant minority of projects are undertaken in-house and research managers will be expected to deliver both types of project. We are not looking for advanced expertise in particular methods, but rather for sound general knowledge and experience of a range of research methods.
Research managers will work closely with policy colleagues across the GMC to understand their research needs. The role will also require close working with a range of other GMC staff, including colleagues involved in procurement, information governance, data management and communications as well as external research contractors.
In return, you’ll benefit from being part of an organisation that is genuinely committed to its people. Within our friendly environment, you will have access to a range of learning and development opportunities designed to support your ongoing progression. We offer an attractive salary and benefits package.
Due to COVID-19, the successful applicant will begin working from home with a supportive induction package, with a plan to return to the Manchester at a later date, with working from home days included.
We are happy to support a range of flexible working options. Flexible working requests will be considered in line with the policy.
We strongly believe that diversity of background and experience contributes to a broader collective perspective that will consistently lead to us being a better regulator. We are working hard to increase the diversity of our staff, and also the diversity of those we work with wherever we can and we would actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.