Purpose of the post

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is a pivotal figure within HDR UK and reports directly to the Director as a member of the organisation’s Senior Leadership Team.  The COO is a high-profile internal leader, with a remit that encompasses business strategy, capacity building, communications, finance & risk, Health & Safety and HR.

The post requires strong strategic and organisational skills with the ability to “think on your feet” to provide creative solutions to problems.   The COO is responsible for providing support and advice to the Director in his leadership and management of HDR UK. Working with the Director and other senior executives, the COO will demonstrate the strong leadership, organisational and operational skills required to scale the institute during this next phase of its development.

The COO will also develop an external profile, building and maintaining the links critical to the delivery of the Director’s vision and the development of HDR UK at local, national and international levels, increasingly networking with other research establishments and key stakeholders such as the public, the NHS and industry.


Please download the full Job Pack below for more information on role responsibilities, person specification and working at HDR UK.

Should you have any questions about this role, please contact our Head of People, Tammy Palmer at tammy.palmer@hdruk.ac.uk


COO Recruitment Pack
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