Guidance and Procedure for School of Clinical Medicine Business Case (Clinical and Non-Clinical Recruitment)
The School of Clinical Medicine Business Case is for recruitment to the following clinical and non-clinical roles:
- Director of Research
- Principal Research Associate
- Programme Leader (MRC) (PRA or DoR level)
- Senior Group Leader (CRUK-CI) (PRA or DoR level)
- Junior Group Leader (CRUK-CI) (PRA) – Junior Group Leader (CRUK-CI) posts can be at SRA or PRA level. A business case is required only for appointments at PRA level.
The Business Case is prepared, completed and signed by the Head of Department/Institution/Unit. The Business Case should be a detailed document, which will include funding arrangements of the post and robust data to support the application.
It is helpful to provide the Further Particulars and suggested advert text with the Business Case as this expedites the advertising process once approvals are in place.
For all clinical appointments, approval to recruit is required from Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust from the Medical and Dental Workforce Committee (MDWC). For non CUHNHSFT posts, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the approval process for the relevant NHS Trust/Body.
The MDWC require the following completed documents.
- Clinical business case
- NHS financial pro-forma
- NHS Job specification.
There should be discussions between the Head of Department, speciality Clinical Lead and Clinical Director at the relevant Trust.
The completed MDWC paperwork are to be sent to email@example.com, with the School Business Case to seek School approvals and send to the MDWC for consideration at the next MDWC meeting (held monthly).
The completed and signed business case should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, who will obtain approvals from the Head of HR, School Finance Manager and Head of the School of Clinical Medicine.
If the recruitment is for a clinical role, the MDWC paperwork should also be submitted to email@example.com.
Upon School approval, the Resourcing Adviser will seek approval from the Resource Management Committee on behalf of the General Board. This approval is required for established and UEF funded roles.
There is a separate process used for Professorial appointments and the guidance can be found here.
Once all approvals are in place, the Resourcing Adviser will advertise the role, discuss shortlisting, and interview arrangements with the Department/Institution/Unit.
Any questions about completing the School business case or NHS Trust/Body paperwork and completed Business Cases and supporting documents should be directed to the Resourcing Adviser.