NHIP Academy Training Manager

Requisition ID:  27062

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  15 May 2024


Salary: £33,966 to £36,024 with progression to £44,263 per annum


Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.


Closing Date: 29 May 2024



The Role


Newcastle Health Innovation Partners (NHIP) https://www.newcastlehealthinnovation.org/  is seeking to appoint a Training Manager for the NHIP Academy following successful accreditation of NHIP as an Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) in April 2020. The AHSC sets a legacy of academic and clinical excellence for the North East and North Cumbria. The NHIP organisations are: 
•    Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
•    Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust 
•    Newcastle University 
•    Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria 
•    Newcastle City Council 

Health and care academic career development is a major focus of NHIP. The creation of the NHIP Academy represents a flagship part of the whole NHIP programme. The NHIP Academy brings together the academic career development activity of all the NHIP partners with a vision to support the careers of the next generation of health and care researchers. The NHIP Academy has 4 “pillars” which are programmes in Public Health & Social Care, Medicine & Dentistry, Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Health Professions, and Research Methodology. Each pillar has inspirational leadership from field experts with a passion for career development. NHIP Academy supports those who are on or aspire to be on a health-related career development pathway. This includes developing the undergraduate-research interface, supporting researchers at the pre-doctoral stage through to research independence and Chair.


You will work closely with the Director and Academy Manager and ensure operational aspects of the NHIP Academy training, outreach and engagement activities are delivered in accordance with the Academy’s strategic priorities. 

This is a fixed term appointment until the end of March 2025 and could be available to existing University colleagues as a secondment.  You should discuss this with your current manager before submitting your application. 


Along with the application form, please provide your CV as well as a covering letter outlining how you meet the candidate specification.


For informal enquiries about the programme, please contact Dr Amy Brown, NHIP Academy Manager amy.brown@ncl.ac.uk or Dr Niina Kolehmainen , Deputy Director of NHIP Academy via Niina.Kolehmainen@newcastle.ac.uk 


The University strive to be sector leading in our work on equality, diversity and inclusion. Please visit our EDI webpages for further information on our initiatives and policies which help to make our workplace fair, family friendly and genuinely inclusive.


Interviews are to be held on 14th June

Key Accountabilities

•    Act as the main point of contact for all NHIP related training enquiries and build up a knowledge base of local and national training priorities and sign-posts

•    Working with the Academy Manager, Pillar and appropriate Training Leads, plan and coordinate a programme of workshops, seminars and events focused on training and career development

•    Prepare progress reports, success case studies and other performance indicators across the training remit

•    Work with colleagues in other parts of NHIP associated infrastructure to develop synergy, joint working and shared activity that will support the delivery of the NHIP Academy strategic priorities

•    Create and manage a network of ‘training’ contacts and actively promote local and national training opportunities

•    Working with the Academy Manager and NHIP Communication team maintain and update training aspects of the NHIP website and manage associated training communications through social media and publicity material

•    Manage a complex network of relations across the NHIP associated training programmes

•    Support the wider delivery of the NHIP Academy as directed by the NHIP Director, Deputy Director, Academy Manager and Pillar Leads

The Person

Knowledge Skills & Experience 

•    Experience of a HEI, NHS or Local Authority setting with a good grasp of the sector landscape
•    Demonstrably led and delivered projects on their own initiative involving multiple stakeholders and cultures
•    Exceptional communication and influencing skills, including strong listening skills to achieve positive outcomes
•    Experience of event organisation and/or workshop development
•    Ability to adapt and be comfortable and responsive to (changing) context and organisational change
•    Capability to work effectively across organisational boundaries and with different professional groups to support the vision of the Academy
•    Excellent IT skills, including competent use of Microsoft Office
•    Knowledge of Academic Training pathways (desirable)

Attributes & behaviours 
•    Shows commitment to the vision and cause of the NHIP Academy and partners
•    Diplomacy and have a high level of political skills using influence rather than line authority
•    Ability to creatively navigate solutions to complex problems
•    Determined and resilient
•    Highly resilient to achieve practice-based solutions
•    A passion for career development and supporting others within the NHIP Academy



•    Qualified to Degree level (Postgraduate desirable) and /or with relevant management and leadership experience
•    A thirst for Continuous Professional Development
•    Knowledge and understanding of the external environment within which Newcastle Health Innovation Partners operates



Newcastle University is a global University where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.


We are committed to being a fully inclusive university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all of our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from individuals who can complement our existing teams, we believe that success is built on having teams whose backgrounds and experiences reflect the diversity of our university and student population.


At Newcastle University we hold a silver Athena Swan award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  We also hold a Race Equality Charter Bronze award in recognition of our work towards tackling race inequality in higher education REC.  We are a Disability Confident employer and will offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role as part of the offer and interview scheme.


In addition, we are a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe. 

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