Research Delivery Manager

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£49,244 to £55,438 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Healthcare scientist
Band 8A
Full Time
Health and Care Research Wales (HCRW) is a research infrastructure funded by the Division of Research & Development, Welsh Government. The overarching vision of Health and Care Research Wales is to be internationally recognised for its excellent health and social care research that has a positive impact on the health, wellbeing and prosperity of the people in Wales.

The R& D Research Delivery Team is led by the R& D Director and Senior Management Team to provide support in the delivery of high-quality health research at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. Part of this service includes a NHS research delivery team employed by NHS organisations to support the delivery of high-quality health and social care studies.

An exciting one year fixed term/secondment opportunity has arisen within Cardiff and Vale University Health Board for a dynamic and forward-thinking Research Delivery Manager to oversee a research portfolio , including an early phase research portfolio across two hospital sites. You must have recent experience working in a senior research nurse role within a complex organisation. Advanced communication and interpersonal skills are essential as the role will require working with various departments and staff groups within the UHB.

Main duties of the job

The Research Delivery Manager has overall responsibility for the allocated research delivery team, and the delivery of the commercial and non-commercial research study portfolio across Cardiff and Vale UHB in their area of responsibility, including day to day line management. At the same time, expert leadership and management will be provided for the B7 Lead Research Nurses who have line-management accountability in their areas of responsibility. The post-holder will provide assurance to the senior leadership team that appropriate systems and processes are in place to manage research delivery in line with national guidance and legislation. The post-holder will raise the profile of the Research & Development (R& D) department within CVUHB supporting the development of a culture that enables high quality and impactful research and innovation and participate in all aspects of research study set up and delivery as required.

This post is fixed term for 12 months due to the needs of the service.

A secondment will be considered however if you are interested in applying for a secondment position, you must obtain permission from your current line manager prior to applying for this post.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well, and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community. Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse / Midwife with current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Educated to masters level in clinical research or substantial equivalent experience in relevant discipline
  • Leadership qualification or equivalent experience
  • In depth knowledge of Good Clinical Practice, research Regulations and guidance
  • Evidence of structured professional career development


  • Research qualification (PhD, MPhil, MRes)



  • Experience of supporting service users or carers in research involvement
  • Extensive experience of clinical research at practitioner and managerial level
  • Clinical/managerial experience at Band 7 or above with experience of managing a team
  • Experience of managing performance to meet or exceed targets
  • Experience of working with senior medical staff and NHS managers


  • Clinical or management experience across a range of NHS services



  • Able to work with a high degree of autonomy and little supervision
  • Excellent planning, prioritisation and organisational skills
  • Able to prioritise work of self and others, work to deadlines and function well under pressure
  • Able to deal with difficult and sensitive situations, including managing conflict and poor performance
  • Able to write reports /SOPs/ policy documents with excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to deputise for the Head of Research & Development and represent the Health Board effectively at a national level

Special Knowledge


  • Specialist knowledge of the latest developments in R& D, including funding arrangements

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital of Wales

Heath Park


CF14 4XW

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