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Research Operations Manager

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Healthcare scientist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Job summary

We are looking for a forward-thinking research leader on a permanent basis to work alongside the Assistant Director R&D. This is an exciting opportunity for a proactive and highly skilled individual who has established experience in research management, delivery and strategy, and great people management skills. With your experience in research you will help develop and implement the Trust's strategic research ambitions and grow the portfolio and profile of research. This will be a busy role and requires an organised, self-motivated, enthusiastic and confident person, who is able to rise to new challenges but also willing to undertake tasks within the team, regardless of level, in order to 'get the job done'. Our team prides itself on supporting one another.

The core function of this post is to support the management and growth of research in the Trust, deputising for the Assistant Director R&D as required. It is an incredibly varied senior R&D role and will require flexibility in working with the many different groups this post encounters, internally across the large footprint of the Trust and externally across the region and nationally.

As this is a new post there is a real opportunity to help shape this role and to play to your strengths. This is a great development opportunity and a chance to further your research management career.

Main duties of the job

  • Working as part of the R&D leadership, including deputising for the Assistant Director as required, internally and externally.
  • Operationalising and overseeing strategic initiatives.
  • Playing a key role in the writing, updating and delivery of the research strategy.
  • Develop the portfolio and profile of the department.
  • Leading the research governance and delivery team to provide oversight of research in the Trust and performance management of the local research portfolio.
  • Providing assurance to various internal and external groups in relation to governance and quality.
  • Playing a key role in ensuring that the Trust fulfils the contractual requirements associated with the allocation of NIHR funding, including production of reports to the Clinical Research Network Yorkshire & Humber (CRN).
  • Developing and managing the Trust research workforce, including CRN Agile Research Team hosted by the Trust.
  • Managing research funding streams.
  • Supporting business cases/grant applications and submitting business cases to the CRN for additional funding.
  • Providing expert advice and support to individuals, within the Trust and external organisations wishing to undertake research involving the Trust.
  • Building and maintaining relationships, internally and externally, to provide more research opportunities for our community.
  • Representing the Trust at key stakeholder meetings, e.g. Yorkshire and Humber CRN, HEIs, Humber and North Yorkshire HCP, AHSN, ARC.

About us

We are anaward winning and CQC rated good, health and social care Trust that delivers care to communities in Hull, East Yorkshire, Scarborough and Ryedale & Whitby. We deliver safe, effective and integrated health services that improve the physical, mental and social health and wellbeing of patients and service users.

To find out about our wide range of services including mental health, learning disabilities, children and young people service, Forensic, Community and Primary Care visit our website

You'll join our team of over 3600 colleagues that work together across our wide geography and specialties to change lives daily. We're extremely proud of our Trust community, knowing you can expect to receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need from your new team to get you started.

: We are committed to staff development to ensure the delivery of high quality, person-centred and compassionate care to patients. We value our staff and invest in them, ensuring they have the right skills and competencies to deliver outstanding care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information with regard to this vacancy please see the job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Undergraduate Degree
  • Postgraduate qualification at masters level or equivalent relevant experience


  • Project management qualification
  • Clinical qualification
  • Leadership course
  • Knowledge and understanding of EU and UK legislation and guidance relating to the conduct of research eg Medicines of Human Use (Clinical Trials? Regulations 2004 and amendments



  • Significant experience of managing staff and teams in a research context
  • Experience of leading meetings and presenting complex information to varied audiences


  • Experience as a researcher or manager in more than one health sector
  • Previous clinical, research delivery or R&D management experience in mental health, community, or primary care
  • Experience giving management support to successful grant applications
  • Experience of strategy development

Skills & competencies


  • Skills for managing relationships with a range of different stakeholders
  • Strong leadership skills



  • Knowledge of national, regional and local research performance management data and systems which impact on the Trust
  • Excellent knowledge of NIHR and NHS research environment
  • Knowledge of research finance, costings and systems

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