Research, Programmes and Impact Director

c.£80,000 per annum on a full-time permanent basis

We’re Tommy’s, the charity making pregnancy safer through research, information and support. Bringing together a network of expert researchers, healthcare professionals and passionate supporters, Tommy’s is a community dedicated to making pregnancy safer and helping more families bring a healthy baby home. Together, we’re finding ways to stop miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth by translating our research into breakthroughs which change the lives of women, birthing people and their families.


This is a crucial new role in our leadership team which will be essential in helping us to transform impact across our research, policy, information, and services work.  We are looking for an experienced strategic leader, who can balance priorities according to what will have the most impact for people affected by our cause, with a particular focus on addressing the inequalities in outcomes that currently exist.  

You will have high emotional intelligence, a naturally inclusive and collegiate approach and be comfortable to work with experienced colleagues in the executive team and across the charity, who are all highly committed to growing our impact.  You will bring integrity and be values driven, with a passion for improving health outcomes for all.

You will love building strong relationships and will be happy working in ambiguity, as well as being able to work effectively across the charity and the complex stakeholder map that surrounds us.  You will have your finger on the pulse around emerging innovations in health and will bring an established background in medical research, policy or service delivery and/or a clinical background.  You will be able to convene and draw on relevant powerful professional networks with proven experience in influencing these external partnerships up to very senior levels.

If you bring the experience and approach we are looking for and have the ambition and drive to take on this exciting opportunity and become part of the Tommy’s family, we’d love to hear from you!


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.