Senior Research Programme Manager (Regenerative Medicine)

Barts Health NHS Trust
£66,718 to £76,271 per annum inc
Closing date
18 Oct 2023

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Senior Research Programme Manager (Regenerative Medicine) Band 8b

We are currently looking for a dynamic, motivated senior research manager to ensure the smooth running, progress and evolution of the Compassionate Stem Cell Unit and the regenerative medicine research programme at Barts Heart Centre (based in the department of interventional cardiology). The Compassionate Stem Cell Unit is the UK's first and only stem cell treatment programme for heart failure patients. This is an exciting role managing a team and research programme at the forefront of regenerative medicine for cardiovascular disease.

The postholder will practice at an advanced level, capable of delivering all aspects of clinical trials (including design, set-up, database creation/ management, financial management and recruitment/delivery), research grant applications (e.g., costings) and research programme delivery (e.g., engagement with regulators and academic/clinical and industrial collaborators). The postholder will lead by example, providing expert clinical and research knowledge to the multi-professional team. The aim is to develop this treatment for adoption within the NHS, and it is hoped that the postholder will be able to bring skills, knowledge and experience that could contribute to this process. Experience or willingness to learn about NHS pathway adoption would therefore be valuable.

Main duties of the job

They must demonstrate strong organisational, interpersonal and communication skills, be computer literate, flexible and be able to manage their own time effectively in order to project manage the portfolio, Trust processes and Compassionate team activity.

We would welcome interest from applicants with a strong research delivery background at a senior level. Ideally you will also have had significant experience in writing research protocols and grant applications, and managing project finances.

Barts Heart Centre is dedicated to the promotion of clinical excellence and world-class translational research and education. The post therefore offers an opportunity for you to make your own contribution to innovative and pioneering clinical research. In addition, we will develop your skills, knowledge and experience with formal and on-the-job training.

The post holder will be based within the Compassionate Stem Cell Unit at Barts Heart Centre (office space in 1 St Martin's Le Grand) but will work closely with our partner Queen Mary University of London.

We are dedicated to being an outstanding place to work and will work with you to get the best experience. We know flexible working is not a one size fits all and will mean something different to everyone. We are inclusive, so if you are interested in flexible working, please speak to the recruiting manager.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as they are underrepresented within Barts Health at this band.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As an autonomous practitioner, they will manage all aspects of the Compassionate Treatment Unit and Regenerative Medicine Research Programme. Other interventional research (i.e. devices) may be part of the role as required.

You must have had a minimum of 2 years experience at senior level in research, and have had experience of delivering all aspects of clinical trials and the financial management of projects.

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse or Allied Health Professional/GMC registration
  • Masters' level qualification or equivalent demonstrable experience
  • Teaching / Mentorship course or equivalent
  • ALS/ILS or equivalent
  • Research qualification
  • Good Clinical Practice certification
  • Possession of / or working towards degree


  • Leadership qualification
  • Management degree/equivalent experience
  • PhD in related field
  • Business degree



  • Minimum 3 years post registration experience
  • Significant experience in research at a senior level
  • Awareness and involvement in audit
  • Demonstrate an understanding of national research networks
  • Experience of clinical trial costing, set-up and delivery
  • Experience of financial management of projects
  • Experience of line management
  • Evidence of recent continued professional development
  • Professional knowledge of clinical research supplemented by specialist training in research
  • Operational management experience in clinical research setting or equivalent
  • Experience of budget management
  • Experience of conduct, governance and regulation of clinical research in an NHS setting
  • Experience of collaborating with other agencies
  • Evidence of working with staff from different professional disciplines


  • Experience of highly-regulated research e.g., ATIMPs and devices
  • Contribution to research grant funding applications and publications
  • Experience of change management
  • Experience of pathway adoption process within the NHS



  • Interested in research, the management and implementation of change
  • Skills in the co-ordination of service, the management of nurses and their delivery of care
  • Comprehensive understanding of the research process
  • Advisor to staff on all aspects of research
  • Knowledge of current professional issues. Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice


  • Extensive knowledge of cardiology and treatments



  • Understanding and use of electronic patient care system
  • Excellent computer and database skills e.g. Microsoft office, access
  • Precise and methodical working practice
  • Work under own initiative/advanced decision making and organisational skills
  • Ability to develop information and recording systems, including research databases
  • High level of interpersonal skills
  • Excellent cross disciplinary/interagency communication skills and ability to facilitate collaborate working relationships
  • Strong leadership skills, ability to lead, motivate and negotiate
  • Ability to organize and prioritise own workload, manage time effectively and deliver results consistently to tight deadlines
  • Able to manage multiple projects at various stages of development and organization
  • Able to prepare and deliver presentations and reports to a high standard

Personal qualities and attributes


  • Committed to giving direction, guidance, supervision, motivation and be a resource to others
  • Ability to confront challenging issues taking a problem-solving approach
  • Articulate with good communication skills both written and oral
  • Ability to think strategically and make independent decisions
  • High level analytical and critical thinking
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to lead, manage and motivate a team
  • Ability to deal with difficult/sensitive situations
  • Able to use initiative, make decisions, analyse problems and implement effective and appropriate solutions
  • Attention to detail and presentation of work
  • Willingness to learn, instigate and develop efficient working systems
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Willingness to undertake any necessary training and development to enhance work performance
  • Assertive, confident and literate
  • Demonstration of self-directed development


  • Able to identify issues specific to your patient cohort and environment that make the discussion of complex issues challenging and discuss in relation to taking consent
  • Able to accommodate the demands of the post with flexible working as required

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


1 St Martin's-le-Grand



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