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Recruiting: Director of the National Council for Osteopathic Research

We are seeking a Director to build on the organisation’s achievements and provide strategic leadership. NCOR has successfully established a firm foundation for osteopathic research development that is shaping osteopathic practice and training and works as part of a coalition of stakeholder organisations concerned with the quality of patient care.

The Role

  • Managing and developing the National Council for Osteopathic Research.
  • Working with a wide range of stakeholders to foster osteopathic research.
  • Leading the NCOR Research Council and executive to develop and deliver the organisation’s objectives.
  • Acting as the advocate for NCOR and osteopathic research activity.
  • Devising strategies for promoting research awareness and research activity amongst osteopaths.

The Candidate should have:

  • A strong interest in developing osteopathic research capacity.
  • Demonstrable experience of successful leadership in healthcare, healthcare education, research or public policy development.
  • A University-based academic or health policy background of national standing in their subject or profession.

The Role offers:

  • Anticipated time commitment of one day per week, with an honorarium of £12,000 is offered.
  • The appointment is for an initial three-year term.
  • NCOR is looking to fill this role by May 2021, to start October 2021.
To find out more please download the information pack here, which provides details regarding the application process.


  • Please download the provided information pack.
  • Applications should comprise of a current Curriculum Vitae and Supporting Statement, which should address the elements in the role and person specification as advised in the information pack.
  • Please email completed applications by 30 April 2021.
  • Email
  • Interviews will be held in May 2021.
If you would like to have an informal discussion about this role, contact Maurice Cheng, NCOR chair, email The current Director, Professor Dawn Carnes, is also available, at