Person specification

Eligibility to work in the United Kingdom: 
Applications are welcome from international candidates. 
For details of routes to obtaining permission to work in the UK please refer to the UK Visas and Immigration website: gov.uk/visas-immigration​​​​​

 Criteria
Essential
Desirable
How identified
and assessed*
*For ‘How identified and assessed’ use: AP - application, AS - assessment, I - interview, P - presentation, R - references  
Education / qualification and training
Higher Degree (MD/PhD degree obtained) relevant to palliative care and/or older people’s/multimorbidity research, applied health services and/or clinically applied research
        X

AP/I
(Clinically qualified only) Full registration with a relevant speciality if appropriate
        X

AP
High level of training and continued development in health services and/or applied clinical research methods
        X

AP/I/P
Management or Leadership training or qualification

        X
AP/I
Knowledge / skills
Evidence of leadership capability in research and education relevant to this post
        X

AP/I
Ability to articulate a vibrant fundable future research programme for this post
        X

P
Ability to deliver high quality research, including being well organised to deliver the multiple tasks of research and its reporting to funders
        X

AP/P/I
Ability to take individual responsibility for planning and undertaking own work, meeting deadlines and putting plans in place to overcome challenges
        X

AP/I
Excellent methodological knowledge and skills in health services and/or applied clinical research relevant to this post
        X

AP/P/I
Excellent methodological knowledge and skills in quantitative and/or mixed methods and/or complex intervention evaluation relevant to palliative care and/or older people, and/or promotion of best research practice
        X

AP/I
Awareness of and skills to engage with funding sources for proposed research programme, such as NIHR, Research Councils, philanthropists/key charities
        X

AP
Ability to deliver high quality publications that impact on care/practice/policy relevant to this post
        X

AP
Ability to lead and foster multidisciplinary teams
        X

AP/I
Ability to inspire, motivate and lead colleagues to engage in and deliver high quality impactful research, education and engagement, encouraging best practice
        X

AP/I
Experience of quality undergraduate and post-graduate teaching
        X

AP
Ability and commitment to teach in a clinically applied setting.
        X

AP
Understanding of, adherence to and further developing best practice in audit, governance, ethical and data protection
        X

AP
High level of accuracy, attention to detail, including numeracy
        X

AP/I
Excellent communication skills, written and oral, with efficient writing style
        X

AP/I
Experience
Substantial national and ideally international recognition for high quality impactful research relevant to palliative care and/or older people
        X

AP
Evidence of sustained success in publishing high quality original research papers in major journals relevant to this post
        X

AP
Experience of developing and leading sustained programme of research and education in palliative care and older people
        X

AP/P/I
Evidence of sustained success in writing and winning peer review high quality grants (in teams and as PI) relevant to this post
        X

AP
Excellence in teaching and nurturing others, with evidence of successfully completed graduates and developed researchers and attraction of students to the programme
        X

AP/I
Leading and contributing to multidisciplinary teams
        X

AP/I
Evidence of previous REF (Research Excellence Framework) submission or international equivalent
        X

AP
Experience of managing and controlling substantial budget/resources/funding and an understanding of financial management procedures.

        X
AP/I
Reviewing for and/or being a member of quality grant funding panels

        X
AP
Reviewing for and/or editing high quality peer review journals
        X

AP
Effective involvement in academic leadership
        X

AP/I
Excellent track record of building strong collaborative working relationships
        X

AP/I
Experience of supervising and examining postgraduate students
        X

AP/I
Personal characteristics/other requirements
Commitment to actively promote equality, diversity and inclusivity
        X

AP/I
Work in an open and transparent way, respectful of the needs of others
        X

I
Collaborative and networking skills
        X

AP/I
Excellent communication skills in dealing with colleagues in all communication formats, videocall, face to face, email, reports, written
        X

AP
Flexible and adaptable
        X

AP/I
Personal effectiveness, able to deliver high quality work to deadlines, and inspire and motivate others for the field, including in challenging environments
        X

AP/P/I