Join us as our new Projects & Operations Manager 

About the opportunity

The IBD Registry is the first and largest repository of UK IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) data. There are approx. 500,000 people in the UK with IBD, a chronic disease which can be debilitating, difficult to manage and is still not well understood. Our mission is to provide better understanding based on data, to improve care of and treatments for patients, better information for clinicians and other stakeholders, with the aim throughout of improving outcomes for patients. We are an independent not-for-profit company, co-owned by the British Society of Gastroenterology, the Royal College of Physicians and the patient organisation Crohn’s and Colitis UK.  Although we are a small organisation, we play a big role in improving people’s lives. We work directly with hospitals, doctors and nurses across the UK; with drug studies, with the NHS, as well as with key Universities in the fields of biostatistics and data analytics.  We are deeply involved in the fast-moving and exciting area of health data, and the technologies that underpin and transform that data.

Our Projects & Operations Manager role is an exciting new role that reflects our recent growth and the need that we now have for more formalised project and operational management in support of the next phase of our growth. Key in this is the new £5M Hub project, where we need strong project management in place to reflect our position as a critical partner in this complex data access project. In addition to this, we have other new projects starting (and expect to have on an ongoing basis), and the successful candidate for this role will play a key role in defining and formalising these to ensure their successful start and then delivery. These projects add to our ongoing ‘business as usual’ services, and the Projects & Operations Manager leads on maintaining and coordinating the plans for all of these, supporting the Registry team managers for delivery and supporting the CEO in ensuring that they do so. Our business is health data, including personal patient data, and so strong and demonstrated information governance is key in all that we do. The Projects & Operations Manager is responsible for ensuring that we are compliant, up to date and seeking improvements on an ongoing basis to ensure we are exemplar in this critical area.  This role works closely with the CEO, supporting in strategic development, and taking delegated responsibility for team management.

About you

Our ideal candidate has a strong relevant academic background with demonstrable professional experience gained in a formal project management environment, ideally in the health or pharmaceutical sector.  We are a national organisation, active with hospitals and healthcare professionals across the UK, but still only a small company ‘behind the scenes’ –which means that this is a real opportunity to be involved across the whole spectrum in health data management. This will be a truly rewarding move for a candidate with both the relevant background coupled with the ability to learn fast and come on board quickly with what is one of the leading edge projects in health data curation today.

Your experience will include a track record in initiating, planning and managing projects.  A formal project management qualification or training would be beneficial (PMI, APM, PRINCE2, Agile) and demonstrable understanding of project concepts such as risk logs/RAID, RACI, GANNT charts and time-boxing.  You will be focused, with demonstrable experience in managing and supporting staff to build the team and deliver results on time.


Job offer details

This is a permanent role for 5 days/week  and offering a salary up to£48,000 FTE depending on relevant experience.  (The role can also be worked at 4d/week; please let us know if you are looking for this on application).

Interviews will be at our offices in Epsom, only 30 minutes train journey from Waterloo, Victoria and Blackfriars, 15 minutes from Wimbledon. You must have the right to work in the UK.

To Apply

To apply, all candidates are required to complete and submit the following:

our Application Form covering three points: why you are the right candidate for this role; how you fit the Person Specification, plus details of your current salary package and notice period and contact details of two referees including the context in which they know you (one of these should be your current or most recent employer. We will not contact your referees without your prior permission)

(Please note that we will not accept applications that are just a generic CV)

We can only accept applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

If you have any questions, email Katie on [email protected]



Dates and applying

Closing date for applications: Sunday 1st December 2019 @ midnight

Interview dates: Thursday 5th and Friday 6th December. Please hold the date and be prepared for an interview on this day when you apply (if you cannot make this date, please continue to apply and state this in your cover letter, with date when you are available).  If you have a preference for a morning, afternoon or evening is required (we cannot guarantee we can meet your preference but it helps us to know).

We will be shortlisting and inviting for interview on Monday 2nd December 2019; we will inform eligible candidates if you have not been invited for interview.

Full role description: IBD Registry Projects & Operations Manager Role v1.1 FINAL


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