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Project Director: Review and Information Services

York Health Economics Consortium
Based at
University of York
Hours of work
Full-time (flexibility available)
Contract status
50,000 to 65,000 plus income related bonus
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Role Description


York Health Economics Consortium (YHEC) is a health economics research and consulting company owned by, and based at the University of York. We currently have an opportunity for a Project Director to join us in our Review and Information Services (RIS) team.

The Role
We are looking to recruit a Project Director (PD) to play a lead role in the Review and Information Services (RIS) team within YHEC. Reporting to the Associate Director for RIS, and working with the two other PDs, the successful applicant will: oversee a wide range of literature-based research and consultancy projects; support team and organisational development; and generate income. This is a great opportunity to develop your research leadership career in a consultancy environment that values academic rigour. The role has both strategic and operational responsibility.

Key Requirements

  • Experience of delivering commercially focused research services at a senior level.
  • Significant experience of directing review, evidence synthesis or guideline projects, to tight deadlines.
  • A track record of successful business development and income generation work.
  • Ability to lead and manage a multidisciplinary team of research staff.
  • Experience of organisational and/or team development focused on continuous improvement.
  • Strong client management skills with the ability to persuade and positively influence others.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, backed by stature and credibility.
  • Post-graduate qualification in a relevant field; a first degree and significant experience within a research and/or consultancy environment will also be considered.
  • A strong interest in the evaluation of health care and the NHS.

About Us
We have a team of 56 staff. We hold the Investors in People accreditation with our composite score of 780, against an industry benchmark of 723, putting us in the top 20% of organisations. We want staff to enjoy working here and offer an inclusive, flexible and friendly working environment. We appreciate the importance of work like balance and are open to different ways of working, including part-time and remote working.

Our location means that staff have full access to the range of facilities offered by the University of York. We encourage staff to engage with other research departments based at the University. The combination of our unique location and the breadth of our research portfolio makes YHEC a stimulating environment to work in, providing opportunities to work with a wide range of clients. Further details are available at

To Apply
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and appropriate candidates invited to attend a (virtual) interview at the earliest opportunity. Please see the candidate brief for full details and how to apply.

Informal enquiries are encouraged to Beth Anderson-Associate Director (, Matthew Taylor-Director ( or Louise Carr-Business Manager (



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