Research Governance Facilitator

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£29,828 to £36,311 a year including HCAS
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Healthcare scientist
Band 5
Part Time
Band: Band 5

Hours: 17.5

12 month Fixed Term Contract

Base: The post holderwill be based at the Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust

Would you like to work with a friendly and dynamic Research and Development Team contributing to the development of research at the Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust?

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Research & Development Team as an R& D Facilitator.

Within our Research Department we facilitate a large number of both commercial and non-commercial research studies across a wide range of specialities.

Main duties of the job

As the R& D Facilitator you will be responsible for the study set up of research across a number of clinical areas, working closely with the lead research nurse and coordinator within each area. You will also be the main point of contact within R& D for our researchers and external sponsors to guide them through the R& D approval process.

Previous experience of working within research is desirable, ideally in a hospital setting.

You will have excellent communication, admin and IT skills. You will work within the guidelines and policies for the conduct of clinical trials, ensuring high standards of practice in accordance with Good Clinical Practice.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Kate Penhaligon (Mon/Friday) 01483 688539k,

About us

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a friendly, supportive, busy but welcoming acute and community Trust that is ambitious about developing our services and your career.

Our compassionate, caring and friendly colleagues make up our Royal Surrey family and are at the heart of what we do. We all have a passion for learning, continuous improvement and excelling together through innovation, research and development. There are over 4,500 members of our Royal Surrey family.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in the community and homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC. We are investing in our colleagues through our health and wellbeing programme and a commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years.

There has never been a better time to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The purpose of the role is to support the research teams within the trust to set up, open and deliver research within the hospital.

The role of Research and Development Coordinator is an important role that provides a key interface between researchers and the Trust research and development departments management systems.

Management of these projects requires accurate documentation review and tracking until the project files are complete and the projects are approved for opening. The purpose of this role is to ensure that the Trust has completed thorough feasibility, is compliant with relevant legislation, research governance requirements and can meet its contractual commitments. This requires close liaison with investigators, research nurses, trial coordinators, service departments and clinicians to ensure the appropriate review and confirmation of research projects.

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent knowledge. Or able to demonstrate relevant experience commensurate with this post.
  • Evidence of recent GCP/ICH training.



  • Experience of high level administration experience.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, prioritise workload and meeting deadlines.
  • In-depth knowledge of clinical trials and clinical trials process.
  • Experience of working within a Clinical trials setting.
  • Experience in Trial coordination.


  • Experience of working within a number of different specialties.
  • Experience of reviewing study budgets and negotiating with study sponsors.
  • Knowledge of the Acord Document using to attribute cost for NHS research.

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Egerton Road




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