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Coventry City Council

Research Governance Officer - Health Determinants Research Collaboration (HDRC)

Job description

We value diverse perspectives and experiences and are striving to create a workplace culture that is inclusive, is accepting of all and is free from discrimination and bias.
The Coventry Health Determinants Research Collaboration (HDRC) is a new National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) funded research platform, collaboratively led by Coventry City Council Public Health team alongside partners from Coventry University, the University of Warwick, University College London, and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust as well as a wide range of collaborators within the community and voluntary sectors.
The Coventry HDRC will develop research infrastructure, capability and capacity at a local level to enable us to tackle the wider determinants of health which drive health inequalities. Our key aim is to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequalities in our population.
This HDRC will drive culture change which will lead to high levels of evidence-based decision making and embed the wider determinants of health into our thinking.
This is an exciting and challenging time to work in the Coventry HDRC. If you are an individual that is committed to achieving the best outcomes for people across Coventry, our team can help you make a difference through high-quality professional support, supervision, and excellent learning and development opportunities.

What is the job role?

This role is a 3 year fixed term contract.
We are looking for a Research Governance Officer to work as part of the Coventry HDRC, to improve population health & well-being outcomes by supporting the HDRC Programme Officer in the establishment and day-to-day management of the HDRC research ethics pathway, ensuring that all research is conducted in accordance with the HDRC sponsorship requirements, current legislation, national guidelines and Council policies and procedures.
You will work in a team which is leading on Research Data and Governance processes and is one of the five ‘pillars’ of the Coventry HDRC and with members of other pillars:

  • Research Data and Governance processes
  • Staff Research training and skills development
  • Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE)
  • Evaluation
  • Impact and Implementation
    For an informal chat about the role please contact the Coventry HDRC Programme Officer at
    Who are we looking for?
    You’ll have significant experience in the field of Research and/or Research Governance.  
    Knowledge of the issues, concepts and requirements of information governance and data sharing in relation to research.
    You’ll be a strong communicator, able to explain and present complex information to a wide range of audiences.
    You’ll be highly organised, prioritising work, managing time and working under pressure to deliver to deadlines.
    When applying for this role you will be asked to write a personal statement, please include the following information in your statement:

  • Relevant job experience for this role.
  • Your knowledge of the issues, concepts and requirements of research governance
  • Experience of problem solving and developing solutions for different audiences.
  • Ability and experience of building relationships with external partners and working together to deliver projects collaboratively.
    Candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply for this role.  
    Interview Date: 16/10/23.
    For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'
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